Monthly Archives: August 2015

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BD Intelliport System receives recognition

I wrote about BD Intelliport back in January. It’s an impressive system. Others think so, too.

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Using data to build proactive drug error prevention models

“Data is variously described as the oxygen of the digital economy or the new raw material of the 21st century.“-Nigel Shadbolt There are more than a few issues with today’s medication order entry systems. However, in this post I want to focus on only two. First, alert fatigue. As a pharmacist that has entered his […]

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Cool pharmacy technology – SMART-IV

Not exactly pharmacy technology. However, SMART-IV involves integration of iv infusions with bar code scanning at the patient bedside. That’s kind of pharmacy related, in a sort of roundabout way. Check the video below for a look at how the system works. The commentary is in Dutch, so if you don’t speak Dutch you might […]

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Saturday morning coffee [August 22 2015]

“Don’t accept that others know you better than yourself. Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” – James Allen The mug below comes from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I was there earlier in the week doing some research on a project. In fact, […]

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JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 4: UCSF Mission Bay Pharmacy

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahrni PillPick by Swisslog1 BoxPicker by Swisslog1 RIVA by ARxIUM (formerly Intelligent Hospital Systems) ——————— 1. Make sure to check out the videos for both PillPick and BoxPicker at the Swisslog website.

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It’s time for pharmacy to find ways to collect and share information

Regardless of what everyone thinks, the healthcare industry is in the infancy of “big data”. The concept isn’t new, but we still have a long way to go, especially in pharmacy. I recall sitting at conferences years ago listening to sessions describing data collection and manipulation. The problem has been that data, especially that found […]

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The Garage | Episode 5: Windows 10

Robert and Jerry get back at it after taking nearly two years off. Crazy how time flies. The brothers talk briefly about Roberts big move to a small town before getting into Windows 10 and OneDrive. Show notes: Hosts: Robert and Jerry Fahrni Windows 10 OneDrive Uservoice page for OneDrive issue with more comments than […]

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Saturday morning coffee [August 8 2015]

“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher The mug below comes from Six Flags Magic Mountain down in Valencia, California. If you like roller coasters, then this is the place for you. They have some of the best in the business, and my […]

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FDA approves first 3D printed drug

This was all over the web yesterday, so I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, but this is huge. 3D printing is one of those technologies that has the potential to disrupt just about every industry it touches. It’s not often that you can say that. The most recent technologies that I can […]

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JerryFahrni.com Podcast #3: Semi-automated IV Workflow Management Systems

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri New Equipment: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition Dragonpad Pop Filter IVWFM systems discussed: APOTECAps1 BD Cato DoseEdge EPIC Dispense Prep2 i.v.SOFT IVTrac1 Meditech1,2 PharmQ-ITH – No longer available. IP sold to BD Phocus Rx PyxisPrep – No longer available. Killed following acquisition by BD RxADMIX1 ScriptPro Verification […]

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