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May 2012 - Vol. 9 No. 5 - Page #50

Enhancements to Robotic IV Automation

RIVA, the IV robot from Intelligent Hospital Systems, automatically and accurately prepares IV syringes and bags. Automated preparation of IV admixtures addresses issues of patient and technician safety, efficiency and effectiveness in the pharmacy, and the challenges of a changing regulatory environment. The enhanced RIVA system includes a number of key advancements and value-added functionalities that will increase throughput by up to 50%. In addition to faster processing, other benefits include enriched workflow, enhanced handling of off-the-shelf items, longer unattended run times, and increased bag handling capabilities (including Hospira, Fresenius Kabi, and Baxter bags).

Intelligent Hospital Systems
For more information visit and click RSN 131
Visit booth 702 at the ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition

Inventory and Pharmacy Management Systems
Pharmacy Computer Services, Inc (PCSI) introduces its new line of inventory management and data archival systems, referred to as Mazama. PCSI also announces enhancements to its Rx3000 pharmacy management system. Enhancements include a BIN and PCN search function, pre-editing capabilities, a will-call system interface, and additional billing features designed to better support financial reporting requirements. These enhancements to the Rx3000 will benefit pharmacy operations and profitability.


Pharmacy Computer Services, Inc

For more information visit and click RSN 133

Visit booth 911 at the ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition

Square Labels for Hard-to-Scan Containers
Medi-Dose/EPS introduces its line of LiquiDose Square Labels for hard-to-bar code products. When used with MILT 3.0 software, the LiquiDose Square Labels accommodate complete medication identification with a comprehensive bar code; an appropriate bar code size and symbol can be selected for the container and label. By turning the label 90 degrees, scanning is no longer hindered by the curvature of a container. Three sizes of square labels are available—1”, 1.33”, and 2.66”—for either laser or direct thermal printers. In addition, graphics, special fonts, tall man lettering, shapes, and logos can all be included on your labels. All LiquiDose Square Labels have an FDA acceptable adhesive that can be used with blood and IV products.


Medi-Dose, Inc / EPS, Inc

For more information visit and click RSN 132

Visit booth 607 at the ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition

USP <797> Quality Assurance Software Updates

In partnership with CriticalPoint, LLC, Pharmacy OneSource announces the release of a new version of Simplifi 797, its web-based quality assurance software for USP chapter <797> compounding compliance. The upgraded version includes CriticalPoint’s education program, which provides users with unlimited access to 42 hours of ACPE-approved continuing education credits. Lessons guide users through a series of interactive tests that ensure didactic instruction on best practices are communicated and documented for all staff involved with sterile compounding. Simplifi 797 offers compliance management through real-time data reporting and education to support patient safety and compliance.

Pharmacy OneSource
For more information visit and click RSN 134
Visit booth 911 at the ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition

Sterile Compounding Training Programs
CriticalPoint’s training programs, courses, and virtual series for sterile compounding are written by experts in the industry, including Eric Kastango and Luci Power. The program is always updated to reflect current USP <797> standards and courses are available online, so training can occur during operational downtime or even at home. New hires are able to start the program immediately, without pulling other staff away from their tasks. The self-paced format makes it easier to learn and allows personnel to move through the lessons at their preferred pace. The program is ACPE approved and users can earn up to 42 CE credit hours. Automated record keeping removes the administrative burden from the user and flexible reports make compliance tracking and audit preparation simple. To date, more than 10,000 sites and 8,000 pharmacy personnel have completed 50,000 hours of CE through CriticalPoint.

CriticalPoint, LLC
For more information visit and click RSN 138

CPOE Alert Management
First Databank (FDB) announces a new alert management solution, FDB AlertSpace, designed to address alert fatigue in CPOE systems. AlertSpace is a web-based software solution with an intuitive user interface. Users can fine-tune FDB medication alerts and pattern them to their organization’s circumstances and clinician perspectives. This approach to alert management facilitates collaboration among all clinical stakeholders at an institution and enables the deployment of alert best practices across disparate institutions. AlertSpace allows users to customize and localize alerts, and monitor customization with triggers from FDB content updates. The solution then lets facilities share the most commonly customized and clinically effective alerts.

First Databank
For more information visit and click RSN 130
Visit booth 907 at the ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition


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