IV Workflow Systems Buyer’s Guide

June 2022 - Vol.19 No. 6 - Page #18
Category: IV Workflow Management

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.

DrugCam from Eurekam Technologies

The DrugCam from Eurekam features artificial intelligence technology and includes compounding instructions for dilution and reconstitution of powdered and concentrated drugs. The system offers real time image analysis via optical volume recognition to verify syringe draws along with optical vial recognition to verify drugs without a bar code. Also offering bar code scanning for the patient label, diluent, and the final container, the system is capable of remote and centralized final checking, and comprehensive traceability with video footage and PDF reports, including lot number, expiration dates, and images.

Assure-Trak Compounding Management System from ConsortiEX Inc

The Assure-Trak Compounding Management System from ConsortiEX is an IV workflow solution that supports 503B outsourcing facilities, 503A central services, and hospital or health-system pharmacies. From single-dose patient specific products to batch compounding and distribution, the system is designed to improve compounding efficiency, reduce errors and waste, and enhance patient safety. Several modules are available, including Batch Compounding, which manages sterile and non-sterile anticipatory batch compounding; Dynamic Patient Specific, which provides IV workflow for sterile and non-sterile patient-specific doses; and Video Auditor, which allows video capture of the compounding process from the cleanroom. The Exchange module provides order management capabilities for the ordering and distribution of compounded products with affiliate locations.

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.

DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow Manager from Baxter International, Inc

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 may 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.

IV Oncology Medication Administration System from ICU Medical, Inc

ICU Medical’s IV oncology medication administration system is designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of oncology delivery. The goal of this comprehensive system is efficient medication administration. It uses the intuitive ChemoLock closed system transfer devices (CSTDs), which are closed, compliant with USP <800>, and available with several options, to simplify workflow and help minimize compliance costs.

Users may add automation with the Diana compounding workflow system, a flexible and scalable system that allows remote verification, saving the pharmacist the time and effort of having to gown up and enter the cleanroom. A comprehensive portfolio of infusion systems is available to help simplify workflows, reduce variability, and coordinate multiple IT systems.

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