Tag Archives: Pharmacy Technology

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Someone please disrupt controlled substance storage technologies

Management of controlled substances(1) inside acute care pharmacies is a mess. It’s difficult for me to stress how utterly disappointed I am by this area of pharmacy technology. The technology has been around for a long time. The controlled substance … Continue reading

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Cool Technology for pharmacy – Linked Visibility Inventory System (LVIS)

The Intelliguard® Linked Visibility Inventory System™, or LVIS for short, is an RFID-enabled anesthesia cart designed for use by anesthesiology providers in the OR. I spoke about this briefly in my last podcast. LVIS is a free-standing cart with three … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 13: HCP Chicago

  Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. This is actually Episode 13. My apologies, but the volume is very low for some reason. A brief discussion of Jerry’s presentation at Health Connect Partners (HCP) in Chicago on October 18, 2016, … Continue reading

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Sensor-enabled medication inhalers

I recall being really excited about sensor-enabled asthma inhalers several years ago. I even remember giving a presentation in 2013 on “the future of pharmacy” that included two such products: Asthmapolis and GeckoCap. Each was an add-on device for existing … Continue reading

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The scope of IV room errors

There’s an interesting article in Pharmacy Practice News this month (In the IV Room, Robots Come to the Rescue). While the title of the article is a bit misleading – I think ‘rescue’ is a bit strong – it does … Continue reading

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JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 12: Pharmacy IV room discussion with Ray Vrabel, PharmD

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. Jerry and Ray talk about the pharmacy IV room, specifically where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re headed. Topics include workflow, the impact of USP <797> on pharmacy iv room operations, and … Continue reading

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JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 10: Hazardous Drug Compounding

Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. Short updates for the week ending March 26, 2016. I briefly touch on USP <800>, DrugCam semi-automated iv workflow management system, and the Grifols KIRO Robot Items discussed in podcast: USP <800> Article: DrugCam®—An … Continue reading

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