What Do You Love About Your Pharmacy Career?

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

With graduation season upon us, we were thinking of the students who reach out to us to learn more about the latest innovations in RFID healthcare technology and why some choose this challenging but rewarding career. Most of our Intelliguard® RFID end-users are hospital and health system Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Techs who work alongside them to help make their jobs easier.

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Eliminate the OR Black Hole with LVIS™ at ASHP Summer 2017

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Shirin Rejali

We are looking forward to ASHP Summer in Minneapolis June 3-7 and hope to see you there! Stop by booth 409 during exhibit hours to say hello and try out the revolutionary new Intelliguard® Linked Visibility Inventory System™ (LVIS™.) LVIS™ provides real-time visibility to remote inventory, eliminating the OR "black hole" without disrupting caregiver workflows. 

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Using RFID to Augment ADC Anesthesia Medication Inventory Management

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

Medication management and distribution in the operating room (OR) can be labor-intensive and prone to human error. Making sure medication inventory is available when and where needed, and safe, is imperative and time-critical. Some hospitals have adopted automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) to help with medication management in the OR. However, maintaining adequate inventory levels, eliminating stock-outs, managing outdated inventory and handling recalls continues to be time-consuming and an ongoing challenge. Augmenting existing cabinets with RFID systems enables pharmacists to more accurately and efficiently manage critical inventory.

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Ensure Your Crash Carts Are Emergency-Ready with RFID Technology

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Jill Estrin, MPH

While doctors and caregivers are at the front lines of dealing with emergencies, much of the planning and preparation starts with the pharmacy. Pharmacy teams are responsible for ensuring that critical medication is available when and where needed, safe and valid (i.e. not expired or recalled.) Crash cart preparedness plays an important role in emergency preparedness and is markedly improved with the addition of innovative RFID healthcare technology.

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ROI of Hospital Pharmacy Automation for Medication Inventory

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

 

Considering the increasing cost of healthcare, and the trend of growing drug costs, any investment in new technology by a hospital or health system is understandably scrutinized to show a positive return.  The hospital pharmacy in particular is under pressure to provide the optimum level of patient care, while juggling the rise in drug costs and controlling their budget. The effort to manage these disparate challenges is often what leads pharmacy directors to implement hospital pharmacy radio frequency identification (RFID) automation for medication management.  The resulting improvements in inventory optimization, staff efficiency and error reduction can be clearly quantified to demonstrate the positive return on investment.

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