Michigan Hospital Chooses ValiMed

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

The ValiMed system is now operationalat Henry Ford Hospital, a 903-bedtertiary care facility in Detroit, Mich. Thesystem will perform end-product testingof compounded intravenous medicationin the hospital's pharmacydepartment, as well as validation ofreturned narcotics in its operating roomsuites and nursing units. Developed byCDEX Inc, the ValiMed medication-verificationsystem provides clinicians witha fast, cost-effective, and simple tool tofurther guarantee medication safety byvalidating that medications are properlycompounded.

ValiMed works by using a patent-pendingtechnology to verify compoundeddoses of high-risk medicationsbefore dispensing. The solutioncreates an additional level of safety inthe medication-dispensing process, andit also is used to validate narcoticreturns as well as to identify counterfeitmedications.

"At Henry Ford, our top priority ispatient safety," said Ed Szandzik, directorof the hospital's pharmacy. "TheValiMed product strengthens our dispensingprocess by adding anotherlevel of safety to ensure [that] compoundedmedications are accuratelyverified and narcotic returns are properlyhandled in the pharmacy."