RFID

Managing medication trays in acute care pharmacy

Medication trays – a.k.a. med trays, code trays/kits/boxes/bags, transport trays/kits/boxes/bags, intubation kits, C-section trays, anesthesia trays, and so on ad infinitum – are common in acute care pharmacies.  I’ve seen them in every variation you can imagine in every pharmacy I’ve ever been in. Depending on the situation, med trays can contain a large number […]

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Saturday morning coffee [March 21 2015]

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem So much happens each and every week, and it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with […]

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Cool Pharmacy Technology – Intelliguard RFID Solutions from MEPS Real-Time

Last week I spent some time down south in San Diego visiting a couple of hospitals and speaking with the good folks at MEPS Real-Time. My objective for the visit was twofold: 1) see MEPS RFID Solutions in a live environment, and 2) speak with the people at MEPS and get an inside look at […]

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#ASHP Midyear final thoughts

I concluded my time at ASHP Midyear in Anaheim on Tuesday evening. Here are my parting thoughts. The show felt more lively this year than the past couple. It’s hard to explain, but it felt like people were interested in everything around them; a good sign. There was an infusion of new products in the […]

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#ASHP Midyear 2014 update

I spent several hours in the exhibit hall yesterday trying to make my way through my proposed “game plan”. Didn’t even get close. I kept getting sidetracked by one thing or another. Stops I did make were all interesting, and included:

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CareFusion announces partnership with Kit Check at #ASHP Midyear

Last night I attended the first ever CareFusion Insider Event held at ASHP Midyear. The event was designed to spotlight CareFusion and their product line. Some new things were announced like the introduction of a Pyxis Mini and a new focus for the Rowa Dose System. CareFusion has had the Rowa Dose System for a […]

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#ASHP Midyear 2014 game plan

ASHP Midyear is next week in Anaheim, California. I arrive in Anaheim on Sunday afternoon, and will be there until Wednesday morning. I always look forward to Midyear as it gives me an opportunity to connect with friends I haven’t seen in a while and learn some new things. One of the great benefits that […]

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Pharmacies and RFID

RFID technology is intriguing in many ways. It offers some advantages over bar code scanning technology, but then again it tends to be more costly and labor intensive. I’ve always thought RFID technology would find significant use in pharmacy practice, but that hasn’t happened. It has found some niche areas in healthcare, but not to […]

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Kit Check passes 100 customer mark

Kitcheck.com: “Kit Check™ … today announced that over 100 hospitals are using its cloud-based software solution. The first customer site was installed at the University of Maryland Medical Center in April 2012 and the user base has grown quickly, including more than 50 sites added since January 2014.” – Pretty interesting numbers coming from Kit […]

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RFID vs barcode technologies

MedKeeper: “Based on similar use cases, the comparison between bar code and RFID technologies is inevitable. Several papers have reviewed the use of these technologies in hopes of defining best practice. Young concluded that a coordinated use of these technologies might provide the best compromise between implementation costs and potential benefits.   RFID technology, with its […]

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