IV room workflow management system comparison [table]

There are basically four IV room workflow management systems that I’m aware of: DoseEdge by Baxa, Pharm-Q In The Hood by Envision Telepharmacy, SP Central Telepharmacy System by ScriptPro and Phocus Rx by Grifols. Here’s a little table I’ve put together comparing them based on what I know.

Product

DoseEdge

Pharm-Q In The Hood

SP Central Telepharmacy

Phocus Rx System

Popularity

High

Medium

Low

Low

Hardware Stationary camera stand, remote workstation Stationary camera mounted on i.v. bar in hood, remote workstation Stationary camera stand, remote workstation Two compact 5 MP cameras mounted outside hood**New hood with integrated cameras and workstation
Software SaaS model “IV Workload Management Solution”; photo capture; pharmacist work queue; barcode verification “Web-based”; photo capture; pharmacist work queue; video messaging Photo capture;  web-based pharmacist check queue Photo capture; bi-directional com; image capture; pharmacist check queue
Acute Care Focus

High

Medium

Low

High

Interesting features SaaS model; per-dose pricing;  barcode scanning; telepharmacy remote checking; SAS70 compliant hosting/storage site; automated volume calculations; kitting Telepharmacy remote checking;  video messaging between tech and pharmacist; patented camera for use in hood; multiple configurations Telepharmacy remote checking; integration with central pharmacy workflow system; “call button” for pharmacist interaction Camera mounted outside hood;  barcode scanning; pharmacist queue can be accessed via mobile device; configurable stage verification**New hood design with camera and workstation built into hood.
Advantage(s) Head start in the market; market penetration; name recognition; Baxa backing (resources); photo capture; iv room specialty; Use of telepharmacy technology (have been doing telepharmacy for a while); camera design; photo capture Use of telepharmacy technology; name recognition (although not in AC) Unique camera feature; acute care focus; i.v. room specialists; only product with camera and workstation built directly into the hood**Integrated camera and monitor in hood
Biggest Weakness Cost; no new features in a while Small; no market penetration Relative unknown in AC; poor online information and marketing Relative unknown product

7 thoughts on “IV room workflow management system comparison [table]”

  1. Jerry, our little hospital system has gone all in on dose-edge, I’ll keep you posted as we roll out and implement. Crossing our fingers to avoid the over promise and under deliver

  2. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the system, Keith. So please feel free to drop me a line any time you like to discuss your experiences. I’ve heard nothing but good things about DoseEdge. I haven’t met anyone that uses any of the other systems so my knowledge about them is quite limited.

    Jerry

  3. Hi Chris –

    I’m not sure when Keith will respond, but I know that his facility decided not to go with DoseEdge and instead use the Dispense Preparation functionality inside their EHR (Epic).

    Jerry

  4. Hi there,

    I’ve been looking around for a pharmacy clean room verification system for use in our Canadian facilities. Is there a particular product that you have come across (in your experience in Pharm IT) that is particularly cost-effective and useful in compounding labs?

    Any help/guidance will be appreciated.

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