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Saturday morning coffee [August 10 2013]: 2 Guns, Office 365, barriers to analytics in healthcare

So much happens each and every week that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. City Brew in a neat little coffee shop … Continue reading

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Year end thoughts 2012

This is my final post of 2012. Random thoughts about things that I’ve seen, heard and/or read over the past twelve months. Twenty-twelve was an interesting year for the Fahrni clan, and not in a good way. We lost one of our … Continue reading

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BlueTooth-enabled toothbrush gains FDA clearance…

Only in American, boys and girls. mobihealthnews: “The Beam Brush, a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush from Louisville, Ky.-based startup Beam Technologies, and a companion app have received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on June 21 cleared the … Continue reading

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Domain expertise in healthcare can go a long way

mobilehealthnews: “[John] Sculley said [while speaking at the Digital Health Summit, CES 2012] that some companies have put too much emphasis on style over substance. “The thing that is missing is getting the people with the domain expertise aligned with … Continue reading

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Cool Pharmacy Technology – Demolizer II

I’m at the MEDICA World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf Germany this week. While I haven’t seen much in the way of pharmacy related products, I did come across something that I thought was pretty cool. The brochure I grabbed … Continue reading

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What do pharmacists want?

It’s a simple question with a simple answer. In today’s pharmacy environment pharmacists want to do more “clinical” activities and distance themselves from the physical pharmacy. See, I told you it was simple. For the last several months I’ve been … Continue reading

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Cool Technology for Pharmacy

There’s a running joke among pharmacists that we have medication to treat just about everything. It’s kind of like Apples “There’s an app for that”, i.e. “There’s a pill for that”. Well, we’re getting closer to making that statement a … Continue reading

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Healthcare vs. consumer tech, who’s more advanced?

I spend a lot of time on the internet, probably too much time.  My recent readings resulted in a raised eyebrow when I spotted two articles in particular; one for a new touch-screen anesthesia system from McKesson and the other … Continue reading

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2009 ‘Most Wired Hospitals’

Healthcare IT News: “The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study, conducted annually by Hospitals and Health Networks, has named the “100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” for 2009. The survey measured the use of information technology at 1,314 hospitals … Continue reading

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NQF calls for pharmacists to take greater role in patient safety

HealthLeadersMedia.com: “Literature shows that when pharmacists are involved in care, the result is improved patient care, fewer adverse events, and reduced costs,” said Andrawis, speaking about Safe Practice 18. “But, in order for that full benefit to be realized, it’s … Continue reading

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