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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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Greenville Health System Latest to Acquire RIVA State-of the-Art Pharmacy Automation

RIVA to provide increased safety and productivity for South Carolina’s largest nonprofit healthcare system (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Oct. 21, 2013) – Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems), maker of the RIVA fully-automated pharmacy IV compounding system, today announced that Greenville Health System (GHS) has purchased two RIVA units. The state-of-the-art IV medication preparation systems are expected... 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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Intelligent Hospital Systems statement regarding Health Robotics press release, September 16, 2013

A news release issued today by Health Robotics again contains claims about Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems) that are misleading, inaccurate and wholly untrue. In its September 16 news release, Health Robotics twice references the 25th anniversary of RIVA, attempting to imply that RIVA has existed since 1989. That is not true. 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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Statement from Intelligent Hospital Systems regarding Health Robotics press release, August 26, 2013

Statement from Intelligent Hospital Systems regarding Health Robotics press release, August 26, 2013 A news release issued today by Health Robotics again contains unsubstantiated and misleading claims in an attempt to disparage competitors. The release, issued in response to a report about pharmacy automation published by Pharmacy Purchasing & Products, selectively and inaccurately quotes from... 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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RIVA Named Best IV Robot in New Study of Medical Equipment and Pharmacy Automation

Independent healthcare research firm KLAS gives RIVA technology high marks in its 2013 Best in KLAS Awards (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – June 24, 2013) – RIVA, the fully automated IV compounding system developed by Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems), has been recognized as the category leader in ‘pharmacy automation: IV robots’ by independent healthcare research firm KLAS.... Read more

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