I came across an interesting article in the July issue of Pharmacy Practice News. The article describes some of the posters presented at the 2013 ASHP Summer Meeting in Minneapolis. The technology covered is relatively old, and a little antiquated when you look at much of the technology floating around the world these days. Nonetheless, this technology still represents opportunity in healthcare.
Pharmacovigilance, whatâ€™s in a name
I read an interesting discussion about pharmacovigilance (PV) software a few weeks ago on one of the pharmacy listservs I belong to. The conversation struck me as odd because much of it sounded an awful lot like a discussion on clinical decision support (CDS). This led me to wonder whether or not PV and CDS are the same thing, completely different or subsets of one another. I am not familiar with the term PV myself, so I set out to gather some information. And here’sÂ what I found.
Impressive offerings in the new edition of ACI eJournal
The third issue of the eJournal Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) is available online and itâ€™s packed with some pretty interesting stuff. Even though CPOE and CDS have been topics for discussion for quite sometime, they’ve somehow managed to fly under the radar for the most part. Here’s some stuff on CPOE and CDS in the … Read more
IntelliDose EHR integration
CMIO: â€œAllscripts will integrateÂ IntrinsiQ’s IntelliDoseÂ chemotherapyÂ management tool into its EHR product suite as a new offering for physician practices. The Waltham, Mass.-based IntrinsiQâ€™s IntelliDose calculates and tracks the administration of chemotherapy treatments and will enable Allscripts’ multi-specialty and oncology clients to manage oncology patient care workflow, according to the company. Under the agreement, oncology practices will … Read more
“What’d I miss?” – Week of January 24th
As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting. – Whatâ€™s that? Oh, Avatar is still #1 at the box office. Itâ€™s now #2 on the list of top … Read more
There is a nice article in the November 2009 issue of Hospital Pharmacy on the use of clinical surveillance in pharmacy. I’ve mentioned these types of systems before here and here. From the article: Clinical surveillance tools are atype of clinical decision support system (CDSS), providing pharmacists with patient information that has been filtered according … Read more