Automation Consultants

State of Pharmacy Automation 2011 - Vol.8 No. 8 - Page #102
Category: IT/Automation Consulting


Thomas G. McCarthy
1023 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
(877) 3-PHACTS or (985) 778-1822

Pharmacy Automation Consulting & Technologies’ (PHACTS, LLC) team of experts have worked with pharmacies for over 38 years and have over 28 years of healthcare IT experience. We identify the optimal means to meet objectives for inventory management, waste reduction and expirations, pharmacy automation, improved workflow processes, and bar code medication administration. The consulting team includes pioneers who developed the first inventory management software to operate carousels in hospital pharmacies over 19 years ago.

PHACTS helps develop the workflow processes that are right for each unique facility and staff. Consulting services include a detailed review of a facility’s current operation, and recommendations for improved processes and technology to meet future goals and initiatives. We also offer advanced software and hardware products to manage inventory and assets across health systems, ensure bar codes are available on all doses, and help hospitals save time with new automated system implementations.

IDAT Consulting & Education


Bert Moore
1505 Castell Ln, Hickory, NC 28601
Phone/Fax: (828) 855-0193
Mobile: (678) 525-7926

IDAT Consulting & Education is a technology- and vendor-independent consulting firm that specializes in helping pharmacies evaluate and develop effective automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) systems, both bar code- and RFID-based. Founded in 1993, IDAT has been active in helping to develop standards and best practices for the use of AIDC technologies, and works with trusted partners to provide clients with complete solutions. IDAT consultants ask questions, observe operations, and evaluate the culture of individual facilities, and then make recommendations. In addition, the company develops procedure manuals and user guides tailored to each facility’s operation. IDAT’s goal is to help pharmacists develop the best solutions for their facility’s needs.

Pharmacy Consulting Group, LLC


Ron Burnette, RPh, MBA, PMP
784 West Devonhurst Ln, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
(904) 403-9315

Pharmacy Consulting Group, LLC is a small, privately-owned firm that features consultants with experience in specialty areas including systems selection and implementation, performance improvement, and operations management. PCG’s goal is to offer highly customized consultant services designed to meet the specific needs of each facility. PCG understands the difficulty in finding pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses with necessary expertise in the technology of medication-use processes. To address this, PCG has developed a network of pharmacists, technicians, and nurses to assist facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

LDT Health Solutions, Inc


Lou Diorio, RPh, Principal
Dave Thomas, RPh, MBA, Principal
38 Cedar Pl, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone/Fax: (862) 221-9575

LDT Health Solutions, Inc is a total quality management firm, specializing in controlled process and quality management strategies for the pharmacy community nationwide.

LDT has over three decades of experience in extemporaneous pharmacy compounding, cGMP manufacturing, homecare product preparation, and hospital cleanroom applications. LDT is a leader in regulatory affairs and compliance, and can offer its expertise to assist your organization in bringing forth the highest quality preparations and services possible.

LDT specializes in development of regional compounding strategies for hospital groups or health systems of all sizes under a Pharmacy Practice or FDA registered model. LDT has unique technical expertise in automated compounding devices, software, packaging, and custom compounding methodologies.

Through the use of point-of-failure and r-ROI (realistic-ROI) analysis, LDT can develop custom solutions for each unique practice setting and particular application, enlisting a blend of technical, automation, software, and controlled-process thinking.

LDT’s mission is to provide value through experience, expertise, and unsurpassed customer service.

Kevin Marvin Consulting, LLC


Kevin Marvin, MS, FASHP, FHIMSS
89 Brook Dr, Burlington, VT 05408
(802) 951-9821

Kevin Marvin Consulting, LLC is a consulting practice that specializes in the medication components of electronic health record implementation
and automation including:

  • All activities associated with EHR implementation
  • Electronic prescribing
  • Meaningful-use measuring and reporting
  • Automated dispensing cabinets
  • Robotics for intravenous and unit dose dispensing
  • Bar code medication administration
  • Pharmacy operation design and enhancement
  • Medication charging and reimbursement
  • Medication purchasing processing, including 340B
  • Medication safety and quality measures


Clinical IQ, LLC


Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP
184 Columbia Tpk, Suite 4, Florham Park, NJ 07932 
(973) 765-9393
Fax: (866) 538-4783

Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, is the principal of Clinical IQ, LLC, an international health care consulting firm that assists clients who require expertise in the areas of sterile liquid and oral solid dosage form preparation, packaging, and distribution; USP Chapter <797>; pharmacy- and pharmaceutical-based aseptic processing; medical device manufacturing; and the implementation of process control and quality management systems. Since 1980, Eric has practiced pharmacy in a number of practice settings, including hospitals, community, and home care, in a number of different roles, including corporate vice president of pharmacy services and managing an FDA-registered cGMP manufacturing operation. He served on the USP Sterile Compounding Committee from 2005-2010 and was recently re-elected to the 2010-2015 USP Council of Experts, Compounding Expert Committee.


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