Tag Archives: Pharmacy Technology

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 »

Use of digital pills to measure opioid ingestion [article]

Here’s an interesting article from the January 13 issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Digital Pills To Measure Opioid Ingestion Patterns In Emergency Department Patients With Acute Fracture Pain: A Pilot Study (1) A group of researchers out of Boston utilized digital pills (eTectRx, Newbury, FL, USA) to observe the ingestion patterns… Read More »

JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 14: Update from ASA 2016

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. Just a quick update from Jerry’s visit to Chicago for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016, October 22-25, 2016. Items discussed in podcast: Intelliguard Linked Visibility Inventory System (LVIS) BD Intelliport (I’ve written about this before here) Codonics ePosters Current setup: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition Dragonpad Pop Filter Sony MDR-V150… Read More »