Tag Archives: Pharmacy Automation

Laying the foundation for your technology implementation team

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the right way to go about putting new technology into a pharmacy. Making the decision to add technology doesn’t mean running out and purchasing a million-dollar piece of equipment and shoving it in a corner. It’s much more complicated than that. You must first lay the foundation for… Read More »

Does charge-on-chart hurt or help medication chain of custody?

Historically, hospital pharmacies have used a charge-on-dispense (COD) model for medications. The model charges the patient for a medication when it is dispensed from the pharmacy and credits the medication if it’s returned to the pharmacy unused. Simple, but labor-intensive. The model itself has been around for a long time. The introduction of electronic health… Read More »

ASHP Midyear 2015 Technology Summary

This year’s ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6 through December 10, 2015.  For many, the Midyear Meeting is about the latest in clinical advances, but for me, it’s an opportunity to see all the new pharmacy automation and technology. And the… Read More »

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… Read More »

More thoughts on the ASHP national survey results for informatics and pharmacy practice

On Monday I spoke briefly about two articles in AJHP that summarize two recent ASHP surveys. The first covers Pharmaccy Informatics in U.S. Hospitals(1), while the second focuses on pharmacy practice in acute care hospitals(2). Both surveys contain a wealth of information, and provide a snapshot of what pharmacies in the U.S. are doing. While… Read More »

JerryFahrni.com Podcast #1: ASHP National Survey Results

Show notes: Host: Jerry Fahrni The two surveys discussed in the podcast are below: Fox, B. I., C. A. Pedersen, and K. F. Gumpper. “ASHP National Survey on Informatics: Assessment of the Adoption and Use of Pharmacy Informatics in U.S. Hospitals–2013.” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 72, no. 8 (April 15, 2015): 636–55. doi:10.2146/ajhp140274. Pedersen,… Read More »

Aethon launches TraySafe at #ASHPSM15 in Denver

I’ve been at the ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver this week roaming the exhibit hall looking for interesting new products. One product that caught my attention was TraySafe by Aethon. TraySafe is a medication tray management system. There are several such systems currently on the market, but what makes TraySafe different is its approach to… Read More »