Monthly Archives: October 2010

More problematic barcodes

Recently I’ve heard of hospitals having problems with barcodes on pre-mixed IV bags. The problem isn’t related to the legibility or quality of the barcodes, but rather the location and/or the information contained within the barcode itself.

RxCalc 1.2 ready for download – want a free copy?

RxCalc 1.2 has been approved by the powers to be at Apple and is now available for download in the iTunes store.  For those of you that don’t know about RxCalc, it is a pharmacokinetics calculator made by Apple Core Labs specifically designed to handle aminoglycoside and vancomycin kinetics, i.e. new starts and adjustments. I’ve […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (40)

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: Cool Technology for Pharmacy (June 18,2009 – Alaris Smartpumps) Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists […]

The Skyscape iPad giveaway

I thought you might like to know that Skyscape is giving away 10 iPads as part of a promotion celebrating October 10, 2010, you know 10/10/10. All you have to do is spend $75 or more by 10/27/2010 and you’re automatically entered into the drawing. Here’s the email I received: Skyscape makes medical reference material […]

“What’d I miss?” – Week of October 3, 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.

RFID still a solid alternative to barcoding

There’s an interesting article in the most recent issue of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH) about the use of RFID technology in healthcare and what advantages it may offer over current barcoding technology. I’ve been interested in the use of RFID technology in healthcare for quite some time. I think there’s real value in […]

Impressive offerings in the new edition of ACI eJournal

The third issue of the eJournal Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) is available online and it’s packed with some pretty interesting stuff. Even though CPOE and CDS have been topics for discussion for quite sometime, they’ve somehow managed to fly under the radar for the most part. Here’s some stuff on CPOE and CDS in the […]

Top blog posts and searches from last week (39)

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) Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists […]