Monthly Archives: August 2010

Don’t dismiss the value of an operationally sound pharmacist

As pharmacists begin to move out of the physical pharmacy to the patient bedside I think it will become important not to forget the value of a pharmacist that is well versed in how to handle the operational side of pharmacy. Don’t get me wrong, I think pharmacists should be used more for therapeutics than […]

Imprivata OneSign Secure Walk-Away Technology

While at Innovations a couple of weeks back I stumbled across the Imprivata booth at the vendor expo. There were quite a few people gathered around the booth so I obliged my curiosity and squeezed in among the crowd. The Imprivata representatives were giving a demonstration of the company’s OneSign 4.5 application with Walk-Away technology. […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (34)

I always find it interesting to see what brings people to my website and what they decided to read once they get here. Most read posts over the past 7 days: Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists Cool Technology for Pharmacy (June 18,2009 – Alaris Smartpumps) […]

Lots of Interest for the Samsung Galaxy Tablet

A small video showcasing some of the features of the Samsung Galaxy Tablet made its way around the internet this week. The slate tablet includes a 7 inch screen, Android 2.2, video calling – which I think will become more important as we move forward in healthcare – plus other features. The device is scheduled […]

Unforeseen barrier to tech-check-tech endeavor

I’ve been on a mission, however small it may be, to get pharmacy technicians more involved in the operational aspect of acute care pharmacy. And by more involved I mean using a tech-check-tech model to free pharmacists up for more patient related clinical activities. I’ve posted my thoughts on the use of tech-check-tech before. The reason […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (33)

I always find it interesting to see what brings people to my website and what they decided to read once they get here. Most read posts over the past 7 days: It may be time to consider robotic IV preparation at the bedside Cool Technology for Pharmacy (June 18,2009 – Alaris Smartpumps) Best iPhone / […]

Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy

I was doing a little Sunday morning reading and came across an interesting set of slides at the Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PPP) website  (registration required to access the slides). I haven’t spent much time reading PPP Magazine, but I should because they always seem to have something good about pharmacy automation and technology in […]

“What’d I miss?” – Week of August 15, 2010

As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.

Cool Technology for Pharmacy – Spiroscout Inhaler

The Spiroscout Inhaler Tracker by Asthmapolis is a small device that attaches to the top of an inhaler. The unit is GPS capable so that each time the inhaler is used, the GPS unit records the time the medication was taken and the patients location. What a great tool to not only help asthmatics control their […]

It may be time to consider robotic IV preparation at the bedside

Hospitals make a lot of intravenous (IV) preparations. That makes sense when you consider that most people admitted to the hospital are there because their acute illness requires more care than can be administered at home; not always, but in most cases. This is especially true for patients in the intensive care unit, i.e. the […]