Buyer's Guide: IV Workflow Systems


June 2021 - Vol.18 No. 6 - Page #6

PharmacyKeeper Verification from Grifols

PharmacyKeeper Verification from Grifols is a customizable, scalable, and SaaS cloud-based IV workflow software designed to advance patient safety goals, meet and adjust to regulatory compliance requirements, and maximize pharmacy operation efficiencies through the in-process validation and documentation of compounded products. A KLAS IV Workflow Management System category leader 5 years running, the system supports the IV compounding workflow through bar code-based validation, drug and strength validation, automatic capture of lot and expiration from GS1 bar codes, compounding photo documentation, compounding approval alerts, remote review and approvals, customizable labels, and recorded audit logs.

In addition to the in-process compounding validation and preparation support, designated program administrators can access PharmacyKeeper Analytics, featuring new interactive dashboards designed to enable pharmacy leadership to view and explore compounding data for actionable insights into overall pharmacy production. PharmacyKeeper Verification and the new PharmacyKeeper Analytics are a part of inclusiv, the Grifols IV compounding portfolio of integrated technology, software, and service solutions dedicated to advancing quality, compliance, and safety in pharmacy operations for staff and patient safety.

  • From Grifols

IVX Workflow from Omnicell, Inc

Omnicell’s IVX Workflow aims to help pharmacy achieve safer, more accurate, and streamlined IV sterile compounding. Supporting ISMP best practice recommendations, this integrated system is designed to safely and consistently guide technicians through the IV compounding process step by step. Created for easy placement within the primary engineering control, it incorporates integrated bar code scanning, gravimetric or volumetric verification, multi-spectral imaging, photo documentation, and label printing. Combined with Omnicell’s robotic compounding, the system can help pharmacy achieve enhanced safety, improved dose accuracy, reduced costs, and compliance in the IV room.

IVX Workflow is powered by IVX Cloud, a Web-based software platform built to manage all aspects of IV sterile compounding workflow that includes an on-premises installation designed to scale across the hospital or health system. The simple interface provides access to Omnicell’s cloud-based formulary of nearly 4000 line items and drug densities. The cloud software supports the build and customization of detailed compounding recipes, drives order routing and workflow management, and enables access to robust compounding dashboards and analytics.

  • From Omnicell, Inc

BD Action Manager for Pyxis IV Prep from BD

BD Action Manager for Pyxis IV Prep is a web-based quality management system designed to support compliance by scheduling and documenting pharmacy tasks, pursuant to regulations from USP and state boards of pharmacy. The system’s integration with Pyxis IV Prep helps enable compliance with hard stop functionality, requiring overdue critical tasks to be completed prior to compounding. The intent is to help simplify task management regulations within a comprehensive, gravimetric-based IV workflow management system.

BD Action Manager for Pyxis IV Prep is flexible and customizable to the user, location, or workstation level, working in conjunction with dynamic reporting and dashboard capabilities to monitor specific and enterprise-wide compliance. The system includes a set of pre-configured task templates, but also provides flexibility and customizability for the health system’s needs. Its capabilities include integration into Pyxis IV Prep workflow, multi-step tasks for complex processes (such as media fill competency testing), multiple result types for tasks, policy acknowledgment tasks, escalation pathways, and flexible scheduling: one-time, floating, fixed, and recurring. In addition, the system can upload attachments and assign tasks to specific users or roles (such as pharmacists or pharmacy technicians). It offers pre-configured task templates for USP <797> and <800>, configurable reporting dashboards, and scheduled email reporting.

  • From BD

DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow Manager from Baxter Healthcare

The DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow Manager from Baxter is an enterprise solution that interfaces with the hospital’s pharmacy information system to automate the process of routing, preparing, inspecting, tracking, and reporting on IV and oral liquid doses. The system enables remote verification, allowing pharmacists to verify compounded doses outside of the cleanroom or hospital facility, and to verify doses at sister facilities.

The DoseEdge system aims to help pharmacy increase safety from preparation to delivery by intercepting compounding errors before they reach the patient. In addition, it drives efficiency and optimization through automated label sorting and routing to the correct preparation area, and via remote verification of prepared doses. Pharmacists are enabled to redirect doses to use for other patients and track volume remaining for multi-dose vials, reducing waste and increasing savings. The system also assists with regulatory compliance by automating the documentation necessary to meet USP <797> and <800> standards.

  • From Baxter Healthcare

Assure-Trak from ConsortiEX Inc

The Assure-Trak Compounding Management System from ConsoritEX is designed to protect the hospital’s cleanroom investment with process controls that improve safety, quality, and efficiency. As an end-to-end compounding management system for anticipatory and patient specific doses, Assure-Trak documents every step of the process, including ingredient verification, preparation steps with and without intermediate approvals and images, and quarantine management for extended beyond-use-date compounds.

  • From ConsortiEX Inc

DrugCam from Eurekam Technologies

Eurekam’s DrugCam is an automated IV workflow system using optical recognition technology to ensure efficient compounding while providing the right drug in the right dose to the right patient. DrugCam’s video system guides and monitors the technician in real time during the preparation. Based on volumetric analysis, DrugCam is able to auto-verify syringe draws and can assist with vial recognition, syringe volume identification, bar code/data matrix reading, video recording, and quality reporting, allowing automatic detection and validation of the key compounding steps, remote verification, and comprehensive traceability with a video and PDF report.

  • From Eurekam Technologies

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