Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cool Pharmacy Technology–DAP Personal Med Manager

I came across the HealthOneMed Dispense-A-Pill (DAP) Personal Medication Manager while surfing the ‘net one afternoon earlier this week. It’s basically a miniature ADU with pie-shaped wedge slots for personal medications. I thought it was pretty slick.

National Influenza Vaccination Week December 4-10

Apparently National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is next week. Who knew? The CDC has additional information on NIVW here, and a whole lot more information on seasonal influenza (Flu) as well. Need to know more about types of influenza viruses? No problem, you can find that at the CDC site too. The most common form […]

A look back on one year as a product manager

About a year ago I left the comforts of the pharmacy and struck out into the world of product management. It’s not all that dramatic really. I simply thought I needed a change so I jumped over to the dark side and went to work for a company that builds pharmacy automation and technology. Why […]

Fluted Filter Paper

I grabbed a coffee filter this morning to make a pot of coffee – something I’ve done hundreds of times – when I had a moment of nostalgia. The coffee filter took me back to my days in organic chemistry class in college when I used to create my own fluted filters for gravity filtration. […]

MedVantx launches medication adherence program

EMR Daily News: MedVantx, Inc., has announced the deployment of its patent pending Patient Profileâ„¢ patient medication and adherence reporting engine across its network of 3,600 high prescribing primary care providers participating in the Company’s integrated program of initial free medication therapy, adherence management and home delivery program. This new program utilizes the Company’s proprietary […]

Model for scheduling complex medication regimens

The abstract below caught my attention. I can’t read the entire article because I don’t have a subscription to the journal (a pet peeve of mine – just sayin’). Nonetheless I found the abstract quite interesting. I think the conclusion is a bit overly optimistic, but the use of computers to calculate an optimized medication […]

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 said it was the “Sharps Waste Eliminator” by GMP (Global Medi Products). However when I […]

Music Beta by Google drops beta, becomes Google Music

My favorite cloud music service is no longer Music Beta, but rather Google Music. Ta-da! I’ve been using Google Music for a while. I’ve found it to be quite nice. I especially like the integration with my Android based phone. Go figure.

Taber’s Medical Dictionary for Android and iOS

It looks like Taber’s is available for Android and iOS. I don’t often reach for a medical dictionary, but on that rare occasion I do it’s nice to have one laying around. Would you rather have a five pound paper volume sitting at home on your shelf or an electronic version with you at all […]

Webinar: Effective Pharmacy Interactions with ‘The C-Suite’

I think a key for the future of pharmacy will be for pharmacy leaders to learn how to engage the C-Suite within their own healthcare system. That makes the content of this webinar from Pharmacy OneSource particularly interesting. Wednesday, December 14th: "Effective Pharmacy Interactions with ‘The C-Suite’" Jim Jorgenson, RPh, MS, FASHP Reserve your Webinar […]