Improving Medication Safety Helps Control Costs

By Niels Erik Hansen, PhD If ongoing news reports of pharmacy product contaminations, recalls and patient injuries aren’t enough to prompt reforms to reduce errors in the compounding of IV medications, a study published late last year — which shows the significant cost burden hospitals bear from IV medication errors — should be. The report,... Read more

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Tags: Cost Analysis | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | RIVAAutomation | Contamination | Efficiency | Error | IV compounding | Manual Compounding | Pharmacy Automation | Safety | UV

What are the Best Drugs to Automate?

By Alex Reinhardt, P. Eng.   Inevitably, a discussion about what drugs to run with IV preparation automation will come up when a company is considering systems such as RIVA. There is no one right answer to this; it all depends on what the organization’s goals are. A couple of examples might best illustrate this.   Read more

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Tags: Cost Analysis | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | RIVAAutomation | Contamination | Efficiency | Error | IV compounding | Manual Compounding | Pharmacy Automation | Safety | UVAutomation | Efficiency | In-house | IV compounding | Oursourcing | Pediatric | RIVA | Safety | Savings

Things Learned: The Annual RIVA User Group Meeting

Story by Lexie Stovel Last week, IHS held its annual User Group Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The forum’s goal was to give RIVA users a place to discuss their experiences, and hear from IHS on the latest news and developments for the automation. This year, the meeting was given an overall theme, that of “RIVA... Read more

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Tags: Cost Analysis | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | RIVAAutomation | Contamination | Efficiency | Error | IV compounding | Manual Compounding | Pharmacy Automation | Safety | UVAutomation | Efficiency | In-house | IV compounding | Oursourcing | Pediatric | RIVA | Safety | SavingsError Reduction | IHS | Lean Manufacturing | OEE | RIVA

Meeting the 24/7/365 Pharmacy Services Challenge

by Craig A. Boyce , RPh This recent post “Seven day working for pharmacy“ highlights the growing trend that we need to provide 24/7 comprehensive pharmacy services.  While we can all agree in theory, the real question is how do we provide seamless services with the reality of today’s constrained budgets and staff resources? Read more

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