Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cool Pharmacy Technology – Vaccine Smart-Fridge

The Vaccine Smart-Fridge is an interesting concept for ambulatory care. It appears to be a consignment vaccine distribution system. Reminds me of a refrigerated single-point automated dispensing cabinet (ADC). There’s a lot to like here. By using a consignment model, the vendor offers an ambulatory care clinic low cost, low risk access to vaccines. It […]

ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers has a new strategic plan

A little more than a week ago the most recent ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers Chair’s Message(1) landed in my inbox. I don’t typically read these messages carefully as they’re mostly full of the same old rhetoric. However, this particular message caught my attention because it included information on the ASHP Section of Pharmacy […]

Choosing the right computer for the job

“Jack of all trades – master of none” I recently read a great article by Paul Thurrott [PC vs. Tablet: Use the Right Tool for the Job]. The article concisely articulates how I feel about the non-Windows tablet space these days. I was a little surprised to discover that the article was posted in December […]

Will healthcare disruption come easy and fast?

“Healthcare is so massively broken, that its disruption will come easy and happen fast” The quote comes from part of a weekly newsletter that I receive from Peter Diamandis. Peter was the keynote speaker at the ASHP Summer Meeting in Minnesota a few years ago. Truly inspirational. To date it is perhaps the only keynote […]

Pros and cons of IV workflow management systems

Pondering the need for an IV workflow management system (IVWMS)? You’re not alone if you are. According the most recent PP&P State of Pharmacy Automation Survey, 15% of facilities have already implemented something and another 29% plan to do so in the next few years. The only surprise is the relatively low percentage of facilities […]

JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 5: RFID Technology in Pharmacy

Jerry talks about the use of RFID technology in pharmacies, specifically the use of RFID in refrigerated consignment programs and medication tray management. Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri Current setup: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition Dragonpad Pop Filter Sony MDR-V150 Headphones RFID-enabled refrigeration [4:25]: Cardinal consignment programs [PDF] FFF Enterprises RFID-enabled medication […]

Is multi-dose packaging really a solution to medication adherence?

Multi-dose packaging has been a part of pharmacy for longer than I’ve been a pharmacist. It’s mostly been limited to long term care (LTC), such as nursing homes, rehab facilities, etc. It’s not something that’s commonly used in acute care hospitals for a host of reasons, most notably medication regimens frequently change in acute care […]