Category Archives: Pharmacy Informatics

Robots in the IV room, still not ready for prime time

I love pharmacy IV room workflow and technology, but I don’t get to talk about it much anymore. Most of my conversations these days are focused on IV room regulation, i.e. compliance with USP <797>/<800> and Board of Pharmacy rules. So you can imagine my surprise when two people approached me on two completely different… Read More »

Google improves symptom search

I’m sure most of you have Googled for medical advice at one time or another. I know I’ve performed quick Google searches for healthcare information, including specific drug information. It turns out that a lot of people search for symptoms online, and the information isn’t always helpful. Sometimes a little information can send people’s minds… Read More »

Is pharmacy informatics defined well enough to be a specialty?

Pharmacy informatics remains in its infancy as a profession. What started out as a job for tech-savvy pharmacists with working knowledge of pharmacy has turned into an ever expanding career field. I’m looking through the ASHP Summer Meeting Informatics Institute schedule and the topics are varied. I see something on human factors, information management, clinical… Read More »

Cerner “smart room” tour [video from 2010]

“…a tour of the All-Digital Smart Room and discusses components including Cerners Room Wizard, Clinical Dashboard, myStation, medical device integration and RxStation.” The video references Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. “Medications tab” ~5:33. Home meds, current meds, and discharge meds presented with option to view drug information. “Medical device integration” ~8:45 to feed info into… Read More »