Talyst Announces Reseller Agreement with Intelligent Hospital Systems for RIVA

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — “We are excited to announce our reseller agreement with Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems) for their state of the art IV medication preparation system, RIVA,” said Carla Corkern, CEO of Talyst. “This agreement provides Talyst with a “best of breed” automated IV product to integrate into our AutoPharm... Read more

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Improving Medication Safety Helps Control Costs

Improving Medication Safety Helps Control Costs 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... Read more

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Five Year’s Experience with a compounding robot

Five Year’s Experience with a compounding robot The ramifications of errors made during IV medication preparation can be significant for any patient population, but when treating pediatric patients, the risks posed by errors are even more severe. Given the weight-based dosing and complex dilutions necessary to accommodate patients potentially ranging from a half-kilogram neonate to... Read more

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New GHS robot designed to boost safety

New GHS robot designed to boost safety LIV OSBY – GREENVILLE NEWS Greenville Health System is acquiring a new automated pharmacy compounding system that officials say will improve the safety and quality of medication administration at the hospital. The RIVA system is a robot that automates preparation of sterile intravenous medications, said GHS pharmacy manager... Read more

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Automated pharmacy compounding essential to patient safety

Automated pharmacy compounding essential to patient safety For hospital administrators committed to improving patient safety, the pharmacy should be an area of particular attention. Not only does the pharmacy touch virtually every patient, it is too frequently the source of medication errors, especially with medications that are manually compounded. Despite tremendous advances in pharmacy workflow... Read more

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Success Story: Riva – Children’s of Alabama

Success Story: Riva – Children’s of Alabama by Matthew N. Skoufalos In any health system, one of the privileges that comes with building a new hospital is getting to create a new equipment plan for the new digs from the ground up. So when Children’s of Alabama began expanding its facility in 2011, shopping for new... Read more

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Pharmacy IV Automation a Mature, Proven Technology

Pharmacy IV Automation a Mature, Proven Technology Manufacturing Group | August 14, 2013   Ongoing reliance on manual techniques would be understandable if there were no alternative… but there is. By Niels Erik Hansen, Ph.D. As automation technologies enhance a growing number of healthcare services – including imaging, surgery, radiotherapy and rehabilitation, among others –... Read more

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Hansen: New technologies can make drug compounding safer

Hansen: New technologies can make drug compounding safer Last year’s deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections is a tragic reminder of the risks inherent in manual pharmacy medication compounding. Unsanitary conditions at the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that made the injections resulted in fungal contamination of the drugs. The outbreak sickened more than 740... Read more

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Cancer Care Manitoba enhances drug safety using new system

Cancer Care Manitoba enhances drug safety using new system A new, state-of-the-art system developed by a Winnipeg-based company will prepare chemotherapy drugs with a high degree of precision, helping CancerCare Manitoba enhance patient and staff safety, Health Minister Theresa Oswald (pictured) and Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade Minister Peter Bjornson announced. “The new RIVA system, used... Read more

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Intelligent Hospital Systems – Robots Get to Work

Intelligent Hospital Systems – Robots Get to Work Product: Robotic IV Automation (RIVA) Made by: Intelligent Hospital Systems, Winnipeg, Manitoba On the market: 2008 What it does: The RIVA system prepares IV syringes and bags. The technology allows hospital pharmacies to compound sterile injections in an environment that meets the strict U.S. Pharmacopeia 797 standards.... Read more

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