Going Global – ARxIUM’s International Journey

By: Irene Wasilewski,  Application Consultant ARxIUM’s Director of Distribution Sales, Randy Kehler, recently presented to a group of students at the University of Manitoba’s International Management’s class. Mr. Kehler has been travelling the globe setting up distribution networks for ARxIUM’s fully automated IV compounding system, RIVA. The following is a summary of the presentation he... Read more

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Tags: Implementation | Pharmacy Automation | TeamworkAutomated Compounding System | International Strategy | Pharmacy Automation | Sales

Pouch Device Optimization

By KJ Delaney, Application Consultant Being the owner of an ARxIUM pouch packager does have its share of responsibility. You have made an investment into your business of taking care of your patients. However, you will also need to take care of your device. I do understand you are all busy. The phone is ringing.... Read more

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Tags: Implementation | Pharmacy Automation | TeamworkAutomated Compounding System | International Strategy | Pharmacy Automation | SalesEfficiency | Optimization | Pharmacy Automation | Pouch Packaging Device

Use It or Lose It

By: Alex Reinhardt, Application Consultant That adage has been around for a long time, and has been applied to many things.  However, did you ever think it applied to your automation?  Well, it does, in at least one important sense, money. Read more

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Tags: Implementation | Pharmacy Automation | TeamworkAutomated Compounding System | International Strategy | Pharmacy Automation | SalesEfficiency | Optimization | Pharmacy Automation | Pouch Packaging DeviceEfficiency | Pharmacy Automation | Return On Investment

I am a machine

By: KJ Delaney, Application Consultant So starts another day. I think it’s Monday or maybe Tuesday; the days really seem to run together lately. My teammates should be here anytime. I don’t envy them. They have traffic and cheesy morning zoo radio to deal with. Me, I am right where I should be. I am... Read more

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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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Marketing Your Pharmacy Technology Investment

By: Sean Sullivan, Director, Marketing & Inside Sales So, you’ve made the investment in a pharmacy technology solution; you can’t wait to get it up and running so you can start realizing the return on your investment as quickly as possible. Will the accuracy of the solution be what you were told by the vendor?... Read more

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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

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Multiple studies find automated compounding can reduce costs

By Niels Erik Hansen, Ph.D. Recent news of a $200 million fund to compensate victims of the bankrupt New England Compounding Center (NECC) is an extreme example of how expensive manual compounding errors can be. Contaminated compounds produced by NECC were linked to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people in 20 states and... Read more

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Cognitive Ergonomics and Safety-Critical Systems

By Mitch Valdmanis, M.Eng. Recently an excerpt from the book “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age” by Robert Wachter was published online: “The Overdose: How Medical Tech Gave a Patient a 39-Fold Overdose“. Though the headline is sensationalized – a more appropriate title would be “How Medical... Read more

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