Cerner “smart room” tour [video from 2010]

“…a tour of the All-Digital Smart Room and discusses components including Cerners Room Wizard, Clinical Dashboard, myStation, medical device integration and RxStation.”

The video references Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

  • “Medications tab” ~5:33. Home meds, current meds, and discharge meds presented with option to view drug information.
  • “Medical device integration” ~8:45 to feed info into the EHR.
  • “Cerner RxStation” ~9:35. Not sure why they call it RxStation. Looks like an ADU to me. The first thing that comes to mind when I see “Rx” is “pharmacy”. “RxStation” is a poor choice of name in my opinion.

Thinking about a better Automated Dispensing Unit (ADU)

Automated Dispensing Units (ADUs), also referred to as Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs), are nothing new to hospital pharmacy. Over 80% of hospital pharmacies use ADUs. The most common is a product from Cardinal called Pyxis MedStation. Others include Omnicell SinglePointe, McKessen AutoDose-Rx and medDISPENSE (part of Emerson Electric Co.). Currently Pyxis is the clear front runner, and for good reason. They offer a great product.
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