Top posts for week ending May 8, 2011

Top posts for week ending April 3, 2011

Below is a list of the most read blog posts over the last week based on number of hits:

  1. Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy
  2. Cool Technology for Pharmacy (Alaris Smartpumps June 18th, 2009) – Smartpumps seem to be picking up speed again, especially in regard to integration into BCMA systems and eMARs/EHRs.
  3. Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists – It’s interesting that this post keeps rising to the top of most viewed. I originally created the post on March 31, 2010 making it more than a year old. But as you know the iPad continues to make news.
  4. The art of the excuse
  5. Quick update: Pharmacy iPad use – See comment from #3 above
  6. Where will automation and technology make the biggest impact in pharmacy? – The more I think about outpatient pharmacy automation, the more I think outpatient pharmacists should be concerned
  7. Moving storage around in the “cloud”
  8. The evolution of tablets for pharmacy – New tablets continue to hit the market at mind-numbing speed
  9. Another opportunity for pharmacist$ – Medication adherence, just sayin’.
  10. Barcodes on patient wristbands – Another really old post, June 13, 2009. I wonder if renewed interest has anything to do with the upcoming unSUMMIT in Louisville, KY?
  11. Realistic view of medication reconciliation?
  12. Using technology to advance pharmacy practice through education
  13. What are you going to do with all that data?
  14. Is the 30-minute rule for medication administration good or bad?
  15. Pharmacists and medication adherence – See comment from #9 above

Top posts for week ending March 6, 2011

Below is a list of the most read blog posts over the last week based on number of hits:

  1. Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy
    • A look at some of the high-volume unit dose packaging machines on the market today
  2. The evolution of tablets for pharmacy
    • With all the hoopla surrounding tablets today, what impact do I think these devices will have on pharmacy practice? Good question. Read on if you want to know my opinion
  3. Cool Technology for Pharmacy (Alaris Smartpump June 18, 2009)
    • The Alaris System utilizes “smart pumps” combined with software to create limits, called guardrails, on infusion concentrations and rates. I’m surprised that this post continues to land at the top of the list week in and week out.
  4. Quick update: Pharmacy iPad use
    • An older post, April 2010, that no longer applies to much of what’s going on with tablets in healthcare today.
  5. HIMSS Interoperability Showcase – Omnicell video
    • Great stuff. Omnicell is making great strides in healthcare at the moment. You’d be wise to keep an eye on them.
  6. Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists
    • As with the iPad post above, this information is dated, but strangely still relevant. The post originally appeared September 2009. One of these days I need to get around to updating the information.
  7. The National Drug Code (NDC) is a gremlin in the works of pharmacy
    • The NDC is a real hassle in pharmacy. Read on if you want to know why.
  8. Barcodes on patient wristbands
    • Wristbands are a popular item for discussion in any barcode medication administration (BCMA) project. They’re just not user friendly. The difficulty associated with scanning a patient wristband is one more reason why RFID may be worth a second look.
  9. Moving storage around in the “cloud”
    • I’m a big fan of the cloud, but it still has a long way to go.
  10. First Impressions – Lenovo T410s Laptop
    • Still loving the T410s Laptop. Update on battery life: consistently getting about 4 hours with both batteries in.
  11. Medscape Mobile available for Android
    • Medscape Mobile is also available for the iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry, just in case you don’t have an Android device.
  12. Pediatric labels for bar code medication administration (BCMA)
    • Still a problem for many facilities looking at BCMA.
  13. Why not a computerized pharmacist?
    • IBM’s Watson is cool. Potentially for the pharmacy practice model of the future.
  14. Is the tablet PC dead?
    • It’s not dead yet, but it has one foot in the grave.
  15. New study equals new opportunity for pharmacists – ADSs in the ED
    • A post based on the February 2011 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine that talks about patients entering the emergency department (ED) secondary to an adverse drug event (ADE). It’s not a good thing in case you were wondering.

Top posts for week ending February 27, 2011

Most read blog posts from last week (50)

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Here’s a list of the top ten most read blog posts on this site from last week:

  1. Best iPhone / iPod Touch Applications for Pharmacists – The information in this post is dated, but still a good place to start looking. I really should update the information one of these days.
  2. The National Drug Code (NDC) is a gremlin in the works of pharmacy – Got a couple of helpful comments on this post.
  3. Moving storage around in the “cloud”
  4. Cool Technology for Pharmacy (June 18,2009 – Alaris Smartpumps) – Smartpumps continue to be a popular topic, and Alaris Smartpumps appear to be some of the most commonly discussed.
  5. The outlook for mobile apps in healthcare looks bright – This article was cross-posted at RxInformatics, where a friend and colleague of mine left a comment disagreeing with my opinion. Should be worth discussing the next time I see him.
  6. Automated unit-dose packagers for acute care pharmacy – A summary of available automated unit-dose packagers. At least the ones I could find.
  7. Cool Technology for Pharmacy – Practice Fusion EMR – Practice Fusion is a great free, web-based EMR. I continue to be impressed with the functionality and features of the software.
  8. “What’d I miss?” – Week of November 14, 2010
  9. Cool Technology for Pharmacy – Sproxil – An interesting, but simple concept using text messaging to fight conterfeit medications.
  10. Using technology to advance pharmacy practice through education – Thoughts on the need for expanded automation, technology and informatics curriculum in schools of pharmacy.

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