Monthly Archives: June 2014

Medication Therapy Management as a tool for reduced cost of care and fewer readmissions

A colleague asked me if I had any information on the use of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) as a way to reduce healthcare cost and prevent, or decrease, readmissions. I’m kind of a digital packrat and I knew that I had some stuff sitting in Evernote, so I spent the better part of a day […]

Using facial recognition for medication adherence?

While doing a routine search of Twitter I came across AiCure (@AiCureTech), which touts itself as “Computer vision and facial recognition technology to confirm medication adherence on mobile devices”. Ok, you got my attention. Unfortunately the Twitter account appears to be dead as the last Tweet listed on the account was from September 25, 2013. […]

Additional thoughts on the use of gravimetrics for I.V. compounding

Several months ago I wrote about my thoughts on using gravimetrics for I.V. compounding. At the time I wasn’t convinced of the utility, but my thoughts on the matter have changed. Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to dig deeper and mull over my thoughts on the matter. There was a session […]

Access to information and learning

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve recently returned from the ASHP Summer Meeting. I learned some new things, which serves as a reminder to me of the importance of continuous learning and access to information in our profession. As a pharmacist I’ve been involved in a […]

Slingshot, getting clean water from just about anywhere

I was sitting in a movie theater in Las Vegas waiting for X-Men Days of Future Past to start when I saw an interesting video about a product called the Slingshot, invented by Paul Lazarus.

New Medscape Pill Identifier Tool [reference]

I received an email this morning from Medscape introducing me to their new Pill Identifier Tool. The tool is pretty simple to use. When you click on the link above you’ll be taken to the Pill Identifier Tool site where you can begin your search. Any pharmacist, nurse, or physician that’s ever used a reference […]