Monthly Archives: October 2010

“What’d I miss?” – Week of October 24, 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.

Pharmacovigilance, what’s in a name

I read an interesting discussion about pharmacovigilance (PV) software a few weeks ago on one of the pharmacy listservs I belong to. The conversation struck me as odd because much of it sounded an awful lot like a discussion on clinical decision support (CDS). This led me to wonder whether or not PV and CDS […]

Drug error occurs, but not for the reasons you’d expect

I was reading through the most recent issue of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! and came across an incident where a CLINIMIX E solution was infused on a patient prior to being mixed, resulting in the patient receiving a concentrated dose of amino acids and electrolytes. Fortunately no harm was done. CLINIMIX E is a […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (42)

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: Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy MedKeeper acquires DoseResponse What to do, the case of […]

Will the new crop of slate tablets be good for healthcare?

I recently read an article in Laptop Magazine about the most anticipated tablets scheduled to hit the market over the next several months. Some things caught my attention. First, all the tablets listed were slate models and offered a variety of screen sizes. The smallest screen listed was 7 inches, while the largest was listed […]

What to do, the case of the unhappy pharmacist

I read an article today at the CEO Blog of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) that talks about the predicament of the retail/community pharmacist. According to the post “Pharmacists feel it when they’re asked to fill hundreds of prescriptions per shift, provide immunizations on demand, make outbound calls to promote adherence with patients and to […]

MedKeeper acquires DoseResponse

It looks like MedKeeper is making a play in the therapeutic monitoring market by acquiring DoseResponse, a web-based outpatient anticoagulation management system from Keystone Therapeutics. The press release can be found here. Outpatient anticoagulation therapy, i.e. warfarin management, became a big deal when JCAHO made it one of their national patient safety goals a few […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (41)

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 Cool Technology for Pharmacy (June 18, 2009 – Alaris Smartpumps) Micromedex drug information application for the iPhone […]

“What’s I miss?” – Week of October 10, 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. And yes, this is for the week of 10-10-10. Cool!

Micromedex drug information application for the iPhone

I received an email recently announcing the availability of a free Micromedex Drug Information application for the iPhone.