Pharmacy Informatics

Cerner “smart room” tour

“…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 […]

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Maximum effort and repetitive tasks [Article]

I thought this was interesting as the objective of the effort was to “develop an equation, for repetitive tasks, that uses frequency and/or duty cycle (DC) to predict maximum acceptable efforts (MAE) relative to maximum voluntary efforts (MVE).” Huh? Exactly. I found this at CafeErgo:

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Pharmacy needs a new method for sharing non-clinical information

Last week I found myself in Florida for work. I had a little extra time on my hands so I stopped by NOVA Southeastern University to visit with a friend and colleague, Kevin Clausen (@kevinclausen). Kevin is not only a pharmacist, but professor and researcher at the Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research at NOVA […]

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UpToDate now available for #Android

The Palmdoc Chronicles: Android users rejoice. If you are an UpToDate subscriber, you now can download the new UpToDate Android app. Description Find clinical answers at the point of care or anywhere you need them! Now you can access current, synthesized clinical information from UpToDate® — including evidence-based recommendations — quickly and easily on your AndroidTM […]

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Lexi-Drugs to include CHEST guideline and Beers Criteria

This is pretty cool. The CHEST guideline was always useful when it came to cardiology and the use of anticoagulants. And for those of you that don’t know, the Beers Criteria is a list of potentially inappropriate medications for use in the elderly. When I did LTC medicine we kept a pretty close eye on the […]

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Quick Hit: Update on keeping up with medical literature with MedInfoNow

Wow, it’s hard to believe that it’s been over four months since I posted this piece on using MedInfoNow. The post caught the attention of someone at MedInfoNow, which resulted in some interesting dialogue in the form of email exchange and a couple of phone calls. I found the company to be genuinely interested in how […]

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Reviewing an #archetype

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, but you know how things go. While at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas last month I was asked to do a little review work. That’s not all that uncommon. People ask me to do things on occasion; review a blog post, review an app, give my opinion […]

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#HIMSS12 Day 3

Actually Day 3 was yesterday, but I’m just now getting around to putting some thoughts on paper. Best session I attended was Care Coordination in Practice: Managing Data Volume and Data Reconciliation. The presentation was all about big data and how we’re failing to use it appropriately in healthcare. The slide deck was great. It’s […]

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#HIMSS12 Day 2

Today was the first real day of action for me at HIMSS12. I attended a couple of sessions and spent some time in the exhibitor area. The education sessions I attended were pretty vanilla. The most interesting of them was the first one I sat in on called “Got Smartphones? Leveraging Physician’s Smartphone Usage in […]

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#HIMSS12 Day 1

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference & Exhibition, i.e. HIMSS12, started today in Las Vegas. Actually a lot of pre-conference stuff started today. I didn’t do much besides get situated, print my registration badge, figure out where everything was, visit the HIMSS bookstore and Social Media Pavilion, etc. The real action for […]

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