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November 2014 - Vol. 11 No. 11 - Page #52

Robotics-Based IV Automation Solutions
Aesynt’s i.v.STATION, i.v.SOFT, and i.v.STATION ONCO product lines provide integrated IV compounding and dispensing device and workflow solutions for hospitals and health systems. The company’s robotics-based IV automation solutions help support safer and more efficient production of ready-to-administer IVs, thereby helping to reduce medication errors, increase medication throughput, and lower costs associated with IV compounding and dispensing. Aesynt’s robotic and non-robotic automation solutions automate compounding, capping, and labeling of sterile ready-to-administer IV bags, syringes, and TPNs, helping hospitals diminish the risks and labor-intensive processes associated with manually compounding and dispensing IV solutions.

Aeysnt (formerly McKesson Automation)
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 300
Visit booth 1741 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


FDA Approval for IV Lipid Emulsion
B. Braun Medical Inc., announces that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Nutrilipid 20% (IV fat emulsion) for parenteral nutrition therapy in adult and pediatric patients. Nutrilipid 20% is indicated as a source of calories and essential fatty acids for parenteral nutrition and as a source of essential fatty acids when a deficiency occurs when oral or enteral nutrition is not possible, insufficient, or contraindicated. It will be available in flexible containers that are not made with natural rubber latex, DEHP or PVC.

B. Braun Medical Inc.
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 301
Visit booth 1853 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


IV Administration Sets
Equashield introduces a new line of IV tubing sets, as well as optimized syringes for use with syringe pumps. These new designs, FDA-cleared under the ONB product code, complete the Equashield II CSTD series. The new IV administration sets have CSTD components built in and firmly connect to any standard IV bag, enabling safe injection of hazardous drugs into the IV bag and subsequent administration through the tubing sets. With fewer steps and components, the new products help simplify the preparation and administration processes, ensuring safe, secure, and closed use. The new syringes, optimized for use with syringe pumps, will service the pediatric markets in which syringe pumps are commonly used. The Equashield II designs protect health care workers from the dangers of hazardous drugs and allow for a secure and more efficient way for drug administration to be completed. 

Equashield LLC
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 309
Visit Boot 1717 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


340B Consulting Services
By providing expert consulting and flexible software solutions, Cardinal Health helps its customers navigate their 340B program, optimize their financial resources, and expand patient care. Cardinal Health’s experts and implementation team have helped complete integration with numerous hospitals, clinics, health centers, and retail contract pharmacy sites. The company’s 340B programs and consultative services, such as the 340B Compliance Assessment and partnership with Wellpartner, capture critical resources and are tailored for each client. The Cardinal Health e-commerce platform Order Express combines PO export and import functions with specialty pharmaceutical distribution integration to increase the efficiency and ease of 340B ordering.

Cardinal Health
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Visit Booth 2021 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Pharmaceutical Returns Service Complies with Stringent Standards
Guaranteed Returns announces its completion of the Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II. SSAE No. 16 Type II compliance provides pharmacies with even more assurance that Guaranteed Returns operates its pharmaceutical returns business according to the most stringent standards of operational excellence, and that products and data are handled with the utmost care. SSAE 16 attestation is issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is designed to build trust and confidence in the service and delivery processes of an organization.

Guaranteed Returns
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Visit Booth 441 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Platform for Capturing and Analyzing Information
The CareFusion SmartWorks platform provides a simple means to capture, consolidate, and analyze information from CareFusion technologies across the health system, while standardizing system management to drive continuous improvement. Backed by this platform, CareFusion is introducing new technologies that support the enterprise medication use process across inventory management, medication management, and medication administration.

CareFusion Corporation
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Visit Booth 617 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Integrated Automated Dispensing and Bar Coding System
The advanced integration provided by the partnership of Codonics Safe Label System (SLS) and CareFusion Pyxis Anesthesia system helps increase medication safety for anesthesia providers while simplifying pharmacy workflow. Integration of the CareFusion Coordination Engine (CCE) with Codonics SLS Administration Tool is the foundation of CareFusion Formulary Synchronization. CCE connects Codonics SLS and CareFusion Pyxis system to the Pharmacy Information System; this centralized, integrated system aids pharmacy in managing, maintaining, and deploying customized Codonics SLS formularies anywhere medications are prepared. The integration also reduces the administrative tasks required by pharmacy to manage and maintain formulary information in the Codonics SLS and Pyxis systems. The Pyxis Anesthesia system strengthens control over access to medications, while SLS enhances safety and compliance every time a medication is prepared. An audible and visual confirmation of the drug in hand is presented and, as the medication is prepared, an on-demand, Joint Commission-compliant, full-color label is printed and ready to apply to the syringe.

Codonics, Inc
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 307
Visit Booth 1407 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Integration of Pharmacy Automation Technologies
ScriptPro and TCGRx announce that they will be partners in a distribution and co-marketing agreement allowing ScriptPro to bring TCGRx adherence packaging technologies to retail pharmacies throughout the US. ScriptPro is a provider of robotics-based pharmacy management and workflow systems to retail and ambulatory pharmacies. TCGRx distributes and supports tablet/ capsule pouch packaging systems and inventory management automation for long-term care pharmacies. Retail and ambulatory pharmacies that are increasing their services for long-term care patient populations will be able to offer the TCGRx automated systems to this specialized market. Similarly, many pharmacies focused primarily on serving long-term care facilities could benefit from the software and inventory management systems that ScriptPro provides to its retail and ambulatory markets. ScriptPro and TCGRx will work together to provide integrated hardware and software solutions for these customers.

ScriptPro
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 323
Visit Booth 1641 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Outpatient Pharmacy Dispensing Security System
FillSafe, a combination hardware-software system from Kirby Lester, prevents dispensing from a cassette whose refill or return-to-stock has not been authorized by a pharmacist. When any medication cassette is removed from the KL60 or KL100 robot, that cassette is automatically deactivated; reactivation is customized on the pharmacist’s terms. FillSafe helps make the KL60 and KL100 dispensing robots safe and streamlines an outpatient pharmacy’s meds-to-beds and employee script programs.

Kirby Lester
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Visit Booth 1626 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal System
With the DEA-compliant Smart Sink system, Cactus provides a green solution for pharmaceutical waste disposal that renders unused controlled substances non-retrievable while reducing environmental impact. The system is an alternative to a sink, toilet, or waste bin, providing safety and security when unused medications are wasted or disposed of. The Smart Sink also helps to reduce opportunities for drug diversion in medical facilities. 

Cactus, LLC
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 302
Visit Booth 665 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting

 


Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers
Follett Performance Plus medical-grade undercounter refrigerators and freezers provide overall reliability and high-performance temperature control, as well as ease of service and maintenance, for critical product storage. The series can be used stacked or freestanding and features an intuitive user interface. 
The stainless steel interior and exterior allow for durability and easy cleaning. The digital LED or capacitive touch LCD temperature display enhances visibility and ease-of-use. A heavy-duty refrigeration system with forced air cooling provides temperature consistency and quick recovery after door openings. Performance Plus undercounter refrigerators and freezers are available in 4- or 5-cubic-foot models and are ADA-compatible.  

 

Follett Corporation
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 311
Visit Booth 916 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Pneumatic Tube System Station
Swisslog Healthcare Solutions’ Nexus Station, the next generation of pneumatic tube system (PTS) stations, provides silent delivery of PTS carriers and improved carrier management through a carousel that handles both send and receive actions. The station’s multi-function carousel permits queuing of multiple carriers in send or receive mode and receipt of secure carriers without disabling the station, all within the current PTS station footprint. The Nexus Station is part of a broader Nexus Technology Solutions Platform that provides connection and integration across PTS hardware, software, and accessories. The other platform components include Nexus PTS Control Software, the IT-friendly pneumatic tube system solution for controlling automated material transport; NexSeal Carrier, an easy-to-use, leak-resistant carrier with one-step latches; and Nexus Control Panel, which features an intuitive touch screen for easy access to station controls.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 322
Visit Booth 913 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Bar Code Verifier
Medical Packaging Inc (MPI) announces the availability of an optional bar code verifier available for use with MPI’s Auto-Print unit dose packaging system for oral solid medication and MPI’s Fluidose unit dose packaging system for oral liquid medication. The bar code verifier automatically scans each package as a final check after the packaging of the unit dose container is complete. If the system detects an unreadable bar code, it pauses to allow the user to retry or remove the package from production. Verifying that every bar code generated by MPI’s packaging systems is a high quality, machine-readable bar code assures accurate scanning at the bedside, further supporting patient safety and reducing medication errors. The optional bar code verifier is available on all new MPI Auto-Print and Fluidose packaging systems, and existing customers have the option of retrofitting their current equipment to incorporate this technology.

Medical Packaging Inc
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 318
Visit Booth 1700 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Mobile Medication System
The Metro AccessPoint Rx MD Mobile Medication System promotes secure medication management processes from the ADC or pharmacy to the patient bedside. The system interfaces with the hospital’s information system, eliminating wasteful and error-prone data entry. The individual locking bins ensure that medications are organized and stored for accurate delivery. AccessPoint Rx MD helps improve nursing efficiency, enables good medication delivery practices, and avoids common workarounds, such as the placement of multiple patients’ medications in the same drawer or in clinicians’ pockets.

Metro
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 317
Visit Booth 1449 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers
Follett Performance Plus medical-grade undercounter refrigerators and freezers provide overall reliability and high-performance temperature control, as well as ease of service and maintenance, for critical product storage. The series can be used stacked or freestanding and features an intuitive user interface. The stainless steel interior and exterior allow for durability and easy cleaning. The digital LED or capacitive touch LCD temperature display enhances visibility and ease-of-use. A heavy-duty refrigeration system with forced air cooling provides temperature consistency and quick recovery after door openings. Performance Plus undercounter refrigerators and freezers are available in 4- or 5-cubic-foot models and are ADA-compatible. 

Follett Corporation
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 311
Visit Booth 916 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Boxed Warning Content
First Databank (FDB) announces that Boxed Warning content has been added to the FDB High Risk Medication Module. The new drug information enables FDB customers and other industry stakeholders to easily identify medications designated as high risk by the FDA and that have a Boxed Warning and/or a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirement. The High Risk Medication Module is designed to seamlessly integrate with health care information systems to provide current boxed warning and REMS information regarding high-risk prescription drugs as part of the clinician’s workflow. The module helps clinicians meet FDA regulatory compliance by presenting actionable messages to the right user at the right time, while eliminating the manual efforts required in monitoring drug manufacturers’ changes to boxed warnings and REMS. Additionally, FDB keeps track of when changes are made to the requirements and maintains historical information to support retrospective analysis or auditing. 

First Databank, Inc
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 310
Visit booth 523 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Sterile Cleaning Solutions
Broad-spectrum Quaternary Ammonium from Health Care Logistics cleans and deodorizes in one step and delivers non-acid disinfection performance in a sterile concentrate or ready-to-use SimpleMix package. These sterile cleaning products help pharmacy professionals maintain a clean, sterile medical environment, free of contaminants and debris. They are individually bagged and ready for immediate introduction into controlled areas. Premixed concentrations are formulated with sterile water for injection, sterilized, and filtered to eliminate any trace of particulate matter inside the container. Two-part SimpleMix solutions measure and mix the appropriate amount of concentrate at the time of use to guarantee a fresh, full-strength solution every time. 

Health Care Logistics
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 315
Visit Booth 601 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Data Collection Equipment
GRx Inventory introduces new data collection equipment. The new Motorola WT 4090 devices are equipped with ring scanners and are worn on an auditor’s wrist and finger, which allows auditors to be completely hands-free. The use of these devices, combined with Guaranteed Returns’ proprietary software, helps decrease pharmacy staff interruptions, while also enabling inventories to be completed 30% faster. With the new technology, GRx Inventory is now adding additional Medical Surgical inventories, which allow for same-day reporting, on-site verification, and objective counts by HIPAA-certified auditors.

GRx Inventory
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 314
Visit Booth 441 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer
Nor-Lake Scientific has added a Chest model to its Select Series -86°C Ultra-Low Freezer line. Ultra-Low cabinets are designed to meet the demanding low temperature storage requirements of scientific and laboratory research. The advanced engineered design incorporates the latest in cabinet, refrigeration, temperature control, and monitoring features. The Select ULT Chest Freezer provides energy efficient, convenient, safe, and reliable performance benefits for optimal low temperature storage environments as required for a wide range of life science, biotechnology, biological, medical, clinical, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications.

Nor-Lake Scientific
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 319
Visit Booth 1931 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Consignment Program
Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution (SPD) offers a consignment program designed for costly, life-saving therapies, including hemophilia factor products and hyperimmunes. The program is designed to ensure that products are available when they are urgently needed by assisting with the management of high-cost inventory, minimizing the carrying costs of unused inventory, and reducing exposure to product outdates. To meet varying customer needs, SPD offers multiple program modules, including manual, RXID track and trace software, and RFID refrigeration cabinets.

Cardinal Health - Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 305
Visit Booth 2021 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Monitor Pneumatic Tube System Performance
Swisslog Healthcare Solutions announces Nexus Dashboards for its Nexus Technology Solutions Platform for TransLogic Pneumatic Tube Systems (PTS). The Nexus Dashboards allow personnel throughout the hospital to continuously monitor in real-time their tube system performance, transaction status, and workload impact in order to support management decisions. The platform allows for configuration by various stakeholders—pharmacy, laboratory, and facilities to name a few—providing each with a unique view of PTS-related information. The Nexus Dashboards are part of a broader Nexus Technology Solutions Platform that provides connection and integration across PTS hardware, software, and accessories.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 321
Visit Booth 913 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Camera-Based Verification and Documentation System
Grifols introduces Phocus RX, a non-invasive solution for remote verification and documentation of sterile compounding processes. The camera-based system is adaptable to a facility’s current environment and also is available as an embedded system in Baker hoods. The system uses the latest technology to help reduce human errors and contamination exposure, is user friendly, and was designed to improve efficiency and safety.

Grifols USA
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 312
Visit Booth 2001 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


New Topical Anesthetic Lubricant
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc, announces the launch of GLYDO (lidocaine HCl jelly USP, 2%). The product is a topical urological anesthetic lubricant available in prefilled, ready-to-use, disposable plastic syringes. Available in two sizes—6 mL and 11 mL—GLYDO syringes are individually packaged and sterilized, allowing the drug to be used during surgical procedures while maintaining the integrity of the sterile field. As with all products in Sagent’s portfolio, GLYDO features PreventIV Measures packaging and labeling, designed to help reduce medication errors. GLYDO is indicated for prevention and control of pain in procedures involving the male and female urethra, for topical treatment of painful urethritis, and as an oral and nasal anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 320
Visit Booth 401 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


E-Commerce Platform
Order Express from Cardinal Health, a modern e-commerce platform for online ordering and pharmacy process management, offers new and enhanced features designed to help pharmacies drive compliance, increase efficiency, and improve patient care. Stop by Cardinal Health’s booth to view a demo and speak with experts about advanced reporting, backorder management, drop ship and specialty product ordering, personalized and organization views, and pharmacy process management.

Cardinal Health
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 303
Visit Booth 2021 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting


Payment Processing System
Emporos Systems Corporation’s MerchantSoft point-of-sale system offers customers PCI 4.0-compliant credit card payment processing, including EMV and NFC (mobile pay) for credit and debit. Leveraging partnerships with Ingenico for P2Pe encryption at the payment terminal and PayLINK for card processing, MerchantSoft addresses complex HIPAA privacy and PCI security issues. The product uses an interface for card processing that improves security by taking payment processing completely out of scope, and the interface with PayLINK allows for direct, secure access to the payment process. It relieves the handling of the cardholder’s sensitive data, as encryption occurs at the point of swipe at the payment terminal and then is sent directly to the payment gateway where it is decrypted. The gateway issues a token used to reference the card transaction. This complements Emporos’s new ePHI-compliant touchscreen POS for simplifying pharmacy’s complex transactions.

Emporos Systems Corporation
For more information visit www.pppmag.com/info and click RSN 308
Visit Booth 1520 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting

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