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Pharmacy TimesMay 2012 Skin & Eye Health
Volume 78
Issue 5

Hot Tech

CILS-9100R Computer Printable Label Range

Marketed by: Computer Imprintable Label Systems International

Removing labels from reusable labware is now easier with the new CILS-9100R Computer Printable Label Range. The laboratory labels provide high-strength bonding to all plastic and glassware, yet can be cleanly removed without leaving adhesive residue. Variable data such as bar codes and serial numbers can be printed in minutes from a laser or thermal transfer printer, eliminating the risk of smudged and illegible handwritten data during sterilization and decontaminating cycles, extreme temperatures, and chemical exposure. The CILS-9100R labels can be manufactured to any size, shape, and color-coded design.

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Allscripts Wand

Marketed by: Allscripts

Allscripts is addressing the demands of mobile clinicians with the Allscripts Wand iPad application. Allscripts Wand provides clinicians the ability to review a patient’s chart quickly, input information such as vitals and medications in real time, and access electronic health information after hours. Allscripts Wand’s graphical interface and intuitive work flow enable clinicians to view a timeline of key patient information, review appointment lists and current patient status, retrieve patient data quickly, send prescriptions electronically to pharmacies, and respond to messages. The application is available for users of Allscripts Professional and Enterprise Electronic Health Records. Clinicians can download the applications from iTunes.

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Marketed by: American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology’s new free texting programs are designed to provide support, information, advice, and tips related to heart disease prevention via 2 channels— CardioSmartTXT PREVENT and CardioSmartTXT QUIT. CardioSmartTXT PREVENT is a 6-month program aimed at proactive prevention of cardiovascular disease and general health and wellness tips. During the 6-month program, users will receive 48 messages that address diet, exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure, stress management, and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. CardioSmartTXT PREVENT is a 2-month intensive smoking cessation support program to help users reach smoking cessation goals. The program includes 120 messages focused on craving submission, emotional support, community resources, and progress tracking.

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MedAssets Population Health

Marketed by: MedAssets

MedAssets Population Health solution suite is designed to help health care organizations deliver more profitable and effective patient care. The Readmissions Management application uses predictive scoring methodologies to automate risk stratification of patient populations and identify individuals at higher risk of readmission. A discharge planning dashboard provides staff with an efficient and effective technology environment for best practice planning, including checklists for hospital staff to support postdischarge monitoring. The communitywide care coordination component, via a cloud-based technology, enables health care team members access to data to collectively monitor patient compliance with longitudinal care plan guidelines and drive beneficial clinical interventions.

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