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The Great Digital Divide

By: Michael Grzesik, Infrastructure Security Specialist With the latest disclosure by Yahoo on December 14, 2016 that it lost the information for one BILLION e-mail accounts, I have finally decided that after nearly 20 years, it is time for me to part ways with my beloved Yahoo e-mail address. This proves to be no small... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Blog | Security
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | Security

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

Categories: Automation | Blog | Efficiency | Productivity
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | Productivity

Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals

By: Irene Wasilewski, Application Consultant Despite health professionals’ focus on safety, a small proportion of patients experience some type of unintended harm as a result of the care they receive. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in conjunction with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) recently released a report using 2014/2015 data to measure... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Blog | Safety
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Awareness | Error Reduction | Safety

ARxIUM Introduces New RIVA Automated IV Compounding System

Company to host RIVA and other system demonstrations at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting and Exhibition from December 5 to 8 (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – November 29, 2016) – ARxIUM, an industry-leading developer of pharmacy automation and workflow solutions, today announced the release of its newest RIVA automated IV compounding system. RIVA prepares syringes... Read more

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Why Coders Should Not Be Testers

By: David Pilkington, Software Developer I’ve been a software developer all my adult life and then some – back to the days when we were called “computer programmers.” In those 35 years I’ve learned a few lessons, and one has definitely been that those who write the software should definitely not be the ones charged... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Blog | Efficiency | People | Software
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Awareness | Error Reduction | SafetySoftware Design | Software Development | Testing | Validation

So you need to move a Data Center?

By Dan Hawkins M.B.A., Director of Information  Technology Edited by Mike Grzesik, Infrastructure Security Specialist   My team and I just finished up a project that left me exhausted, elated, proud, and much wiser than before we started. We moved a Web-based Data Center application from one Internet hosting provider to another in a 60... Read more

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Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Awareness | Error Reduction | SafetySoftware Design | Software Development | Testing | ValidationData Center | Project Management | Security

Where’s My Data?

By: Betty Plummer, Software Developer Pharmacy software generates a lot of data.  It needs to be saved (or persisted) for reference or reporting.  The gold standard for the past few decades has been to use a relational database, where data is pulled apart and stored in tables as related bits that can be put back... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Blog | Software
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Awareness | Error Reduction | SafetySoftware Design | Software Development | Testing | ValidationData Center | Project Management | SecurityOracle | Software Design | Software Development | SQL Server

What will your technology legacy be?

By: Nancy Panos, Application Consultant You are about to spend hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions on a new technology for your pharmacy operation.  You did all the work to get the project signoff, got the funding and you’re eager to have the installation done, because the business benefits are going to be AMAZING.  But... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Blog | Efficiency | People
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Awareness | Error Reduction | SafetySoftware Design | Software Development | Testing | ValidationData Center | Project Management | SecurityOracle | Software Design | Software Development | SQL ServerChange Management | Efficiency | Implementation | Pharmacy Operations | Project Management

New NAPRA Compounding Standards

By: Irene Wasilewski, Application Consultant What is NAPRA? The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is a voluntary association of Canadian provincial and territorial pharmacy regulatory bodies as well as the Canadian Forces Pharmacy Services.  NAPRA members regulate the practice of pharmacy and operation of pharmacies in their respective jurisdictions in Canada. Their primary... Read more

Categories: Announcements | Blog | Regulatory
Tags: Cybersecurity | Ransomware | SecurityCarousel | Efficiency | Pharmacy Automation | ProductivityAutomation | Awareness | Error Reduction | SafetySoftware Design | Software Development | Testing | ValidationData Center | Project Management | SecurityOracle | Software Design | Software Development | SQL ServerChange Management | Efficiency | Implementation | Pharmacy Operations | Project ManagementCompliance | IV compounding | Model Standards | Policies and Procedures

ARxIUM Selects Wael Pharmacy as Distributor of RIVA Automated Compounding System in Bahrain

Country’s leading healthcare equipment distributor to market the unmatched IV compounding capabilities of RIVA (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – July 6, 2016) – ARxIUM, developer of industry-leading pharmacy automation and workflow solutions, today announced it signed an agreement with Wael Pharmacy Company W.L.L. to serve as the distributor of its RIVA automated IV compounding system in Bahrain.... Read more

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