FastPak Elite in your hospital

By KJ Delaney, Application Consultant The hospital pharmacy can be a home to heightened stress levels, organized chaos, and a symphony of movement. There is rarely downtime to the workflow that is constantly being called to your attention. The phone is ringing, the IVs need to be made, the orders need to be entered, and... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Automation | Blog | Efficiency | Productivity | Software
Tags: Automated Compounding System | Efficiency | Error Reduction | IV compounding | Pharmacy Automation | RIVA | Safety | VerificationEfficiency | Flexibility | Innovation | Interoperability | Pharmacy Automation

Pharmacy 4.0 – Applying Industry 4.0 Principles to Create the Smart Pharmacy

By Craig Boyce, Director of Professional Services Does your morning pharmacy management report include issues with errors and turn-around time, new budget cuts and regulatory standards, more supply shortages, and holes in every shift because of sick calls?  If you look at industrial manufacturing, you might be surprised to see the same list – none... Read more

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Tags: Automated Compounding System | Efficiency | Error Reduction | IV compounding | Pharmacy Automation | RIVA | Safety | VerificationEfficiency | Flexibility | Innovation | Interoperability | Pharmacy AutomationDecentralized Decisions | Efficiency | Fully Automated | Inventory Management | Pharmacy 4.0 | Pharmacy Automation | Smart Pharmacy | System Interoperability | Workflow

Innovative Pharmacy Solutions…from our customers

By KJ Delaney, Application Consultant As an Application Consultant, I get to travel across the United States and Canada. I get to visit all sorts of hospitals and pharmacy sites. I get to meet new people, and visit with old acquaintances. From time to time I get to teach them. But on one of my... Read more

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Tags: Automated Compounding System | Efficiency | Error Reduction | IV compounding | Pharmacy Automation | RIVA | Safety | VerificationEfficiency | Flexibility | Innovation | Interoperability | Pharmacy AutomationDecentralized Decisions | Efficiency | Fully Automated | Inventory Management | Pharmacy 4.0 | Pharmacy Automation | Smart Pharmacy | System Interoperability | WorkflowEfficiency | Innovation | Innovative Pharmacy Solution | Pharmacy Automation

How To: Gain Efficiency by Optimizing Your Carousel

By Beth Richter, Pharmacist Consultant Carousels are ubiquitous in the health system pharmacy space.  Often times, the pharmacy staff will pick more than 85% of all doses from a carousel.  Carousels are the primary engines that drive medication distribution and workflow; pharmacy technicians spend hours in front of a carousel each day.  Their day is... Read more

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Tags: Automated Compounding System | Efficiency | Error Reduction | IV compounding | Pharmacy Automation | RIVA | Safety | VerificationEfficiency | Flexibility | Innovation | Interoperability | Pharmacy AutomationDecentralized Decisions | Efficiency | Fully Automated | Inventory Management | Pharmacy 4.0 | Pharmacy Automation | Smart Pharmacy | System Interoperability | WorkflowEfficiency | Innovation | Innovative Pharmacy Solution | Pharmacy AutomationCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | Productivity

Pharmacists Should Care About Inventory Management

By: Beth Richter, Pharmacist Consultant In a health system, pharmacists are primarily focused on drug therapy decisions. Many hospitals have decentralized pharmacy staff that are on patient floors working directly with patients and other health care providers. While in the central pharmacy, pharmacists are busy deciphering and verifying physician orders, compounding medications and of course... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Automation | Blog | Efficiency | People | Productivity | ROI | Software
Tags: Automated Compounding System | Efficiency | Error Reduction | IV compounding | Pharmacy Automation | RIVA | Safety | VerificationEfficiency | Flexibility | Innovation | Interoperability | Pharmacy AutomationDecentralized Decisions | Efficiency | Fully Automated | Inventory Management | Pharmacy 4.0 | Pharmacy Automation | Smart Pharmacy | System Interoperability | WorkflowEfficiency | Innovation | Innovative Pharmacy Solution | Pharmacy AutomationCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Efficiency | Inventory Management | Pharmacy Automation

What are your goals, Standard of Care or ROI?

By Alex Reinhardt, P. Eng. I’ve had some recent discussions with potential customers that raised an interesting question:  What is most important to your organization, making a high percentage of doses with IV automation, or, saving money?  These are vastly different but both equally legitimate.  Let’s look at each in a bit more detail. Read more

Categories: Blog | Productivity | ROI | Safety
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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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