Monthly Archives: June 2012

Maximum effort and repetitive tasks [Article]

I thought this was interesting as the objective of the effort was to “develop an equation, for repetitive tasks, that uses frequency and/or duty cycle (DC) to predict maximum acceptable efforts (MAE) relative to maximum voluntary efforts (MVE).” Huh? Exactly. I found this at CafeErgo:

RFID refrigerated storage

Think high-value items in a pharmacy refrigerator. Just sayin’  

Making data input on tablets simpler, easier (SwiftKey Healthcare)

Healthcare requires a lot of data input. Unfortunately that’s where tablets fall woefully short, i.e. doing lots of typing. So it’s was with great interest that I read about the new SwiftKey Healthcare keyboard for tablets. SwiftKey Healthcare is an intelligent keyboard solution that offers unrivaled next word prediction for healthcare professionals. Built using real-world clinical […]

Warning labels on outpatient prescription vials not so great after all

Everyone has seen them, I know you have. Those little colored labels that the pharmacy slaps on your bottle when you get a prescription: “May cause drowsiness”, “Avoid excess sun”, “Do not take aspirin products without doctor approval” and so on. There are a ton of them. I remember seeing them lined up in front […]

Bar-code-assisted medication administration in the ED

In reference to the following article: Including emergency departments in hospitals’ bar-code-assisted medication administration. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2012; 69:1018-1019 (don’t bother trying to access the article unless you have a subscription -#fail) EDs are terrible places for medication administration because the healthcare providers are always in a hurry secondary to the nature of this […]

Windows haters out in full force following Surface announcement

I’ve been reading quite a bit online about yesterday’s announcement for Microsoft’s Surface tablet. As I mentioned last night, I’m thrilled. But I can’t say the same for everyone else. For some inexplicable reason there’s a lot, and I mean a lot, of negative press online today in regards to Surface. Some are simply Microsoft […]

Microsoft announces the Surface tablet

It’s not often that I become giddy at the announcement of a new piece of technology. I mean let’s face it; everything is pretty run of the mill these days. But tonight I am giddy. In case you missed it, today Microsoft announced the Surface tablet. And no, it has nothing to do with the […]

Why don’t we hear more about telepharmacy?

With the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets these days it seems that pharmacy would finally come out of the dark ages and start using these tools to their benefit. I recently read an article at MEDCITY | News  that talked about the use of tablet technology for “telerounds”. Telerounds: The sexy idea is about providing […]

How Barcode Scanners Work [Infographic]

I’ve been meaning to put this up for a while. I thought the infographic below on How Barcode Scanners Work was awesome! WaspBarcode.com: “In our world today, we’re accustomed to seeing barcodes, but most of us don’t have the slightest clue as to how these black and white striped graphics work, or even how they […]

Cool Pharmacy Tech – PowderSafe Type A Enclosure

Every Friday I receive a weekly newsletter from CompoundingToday.com. And every Friday I spend a few minutes skimming over the newsletter looking for interesting things to read. Yesterday was no different. I still find extemporaneous compounding interesting and like to keep up with what’s going on when I can. Like most newsletters this one contains […]