ARxIUM’s RIVA Produces Chemotherapy Medications at Humber River Hospital

Posted on December 4, 2015

Cory Stewart
Cookerly Public Relations
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ARxIUM’s RIVA Produces Chemotherapy Medications at Humber River Hospital

North America’s First Fully Digital Hospital Features Most Advanced Healthcare Technology and Patient Treatment

(WINNIPEG, Manitoba – December 3, 2015) – ARxIUM, developer of industry-leading pharmacy automation and workflow solutions, today announced its RIVA technology is producing chemotherapy medications at the new Humber River Hospital in Toronto. Humber River, one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, is recognized as being the first fully digital hospital in North America.

The 656 inpatient bed facility features some of the most advanced healthcare technology on the market today – from delivery robots that pick up supplies and deliver to specific rooms to voice recognition charting for care providers. The hospital also utilizes automated, multilingual way finding kiosks for patients and visitors, the latest in robotic interventional radiology equipment, and drug management systems that count, organize and check expiration dates of medications.

In addition, the hospital has implemented automated systems and technologies as drivers of patient care enhancements, which creates an environment for staff and physicians to provide high-quality, safe care efficiently. This approach supports Humber River Hospital’s desire to nurture patient and family-centered care in a building that will be relevant not just for today, but for the next 20 years and more as technology and care pathways evolve.

“Congratulations to Humber River for building one of the most innovative, technologically advanced hospitals in the world,” said Dr. Niels Erik Hansen, president and CEO of ARxIUM. “The hospital utilizes a wide array of leading automation and robotics to provide for patient and workplace experiences like no other. It’s extremely gratifying that our award-winning RIVA compounding system is part of such a futuristic facility.”

RIVA, a fully automated compounding system that prepares syringes and IV bags in an aseptic ISO Class 5 environment, was recently recognized as category leader in “Pharmacy Automation: IV Robots” by independent healthcare research firm KLAS. The top ranking was announced in its “2015 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure” report. RIVA’s overall score of 87.1 was the highest for IV robots evaluated and ranked more than 20 percent higher than its closest competitor.

ARxIUM will be exhibiting (booth 2213) its award-winning technology and solutions, including RIVA, at the 2015 ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting at New Orleans from December 7 to 10. Attendees will have the opportunity to see live product demonstrations and speak with the company leadership team and subject matter experts.

KLAS report citation:

2015 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure,” November 2015. © 2015 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

About ARxIUM

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Buffalo Grove, Illinois, ARxIUM delivers best-in-class technology and unparalleled expertise to help pharmacies of all sizes improve safety, productivity and efficiency. The company provides scalable, comprehensive solutions for every segment of the pharmacy market. ARxIUM’s offering includes automated compounding, packaging and dispensing, compliance packaging management, inventory control and storage, workflow and scheduling software, production and workflow design, and technical consulting and implementation assistance, among other services. The company is the first to offer a Total Dose Solution, a customizable, end-to-end solution for oral-solid and IV dose preparation. For more information, visit

About Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto area. North America’s first fully digital hospital, it is located at Keele Street and Highway 401 in northwest Toronto. With a capacity of 656 acute inpatient beds, including 48 critical care beds, the hospital has 3,400 staff, approximately 600 physicians with privileges, and over 500 volunteers. The hospital has formal affiliations with the University of Toronto and Queen’s University Medical Schools. A number of Humber River’s programs and services have been, and remain, recognized provincially, nationally and internationally. Learn more about Humber River Hospital online at or follow us on Twitter at @HRHospital.


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