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Pharmacy TimesJanuary 2011 Aging Population
Volume 77
Issue 1


Savvy Mobile Medication SystemMarketed by: Omnicell

The Savvy mobile medication system from Omnicell enables safe and secure transportation of medications from the automated dispensing cabinet (ADC) to the point of care. Designed to integrate with Omnicell’s hospital medication management solutions, Savvy streamlines the drug distribution process by eliminating unnecessary trips to and from the ADC. The compact, easy-to-maneuver unit doubles as a remote workstation, enabling nurses to remotely access the ADC as well as the hospital’s electronic medical record. It features a long-lasting battery capable of 18 hours of continuous run time and a simple, clean design that minimizes the potential for infection.

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iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring SystemMarketed by: iHealth Lab Inc

Unveiled at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show, iHealth’s Blood Pressure Monitoring System is an intuitive, user-friendly tool for monitoring blood pressure at home. It consists of a portable, batterypowered hardware dock, a blood pressure arm cuff, and a free mobile app that synchronizes with a patient’s iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The app’s simple interface lets patients view blood pressure readings, track progress over time, and generate detailed reports. Users can also create custom graphs and charts and share them instantly with physicians or caregivers. The system is available for a retail price of $99.95.

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Rx Safe

Rx DrugSAFEMarketed by: RxSAFEs Inc

The Rx DrugSAFE is a medication lock box designed by security experts to prevent prescription drug abuse within the home. Made of 17-gauge steel, the RxDrugSAFE uses fingerprint recognition technology that allows only authorized adults to access its contents. It stores up to 12 medication bottles and can recognize 120 unique users, ensuring that medications are available to family members and professional caregivers in an emergency. The lightweight unit can also be mounted on the wall or packed in luggage to secure medications while traveling.

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EyeconMarketed by: GSE (a Member of the Avery Weigh-Tronix Group)

GSE recently released a case study on its Eyecon system, a prescription validation, counting, and filling solution for high-volume retail pharmacies. The tabletop system was successfully implemented at Lakeview Pharmacy in Racine, Wisconsin, where it has improved the speed and accuracy of dispensing. The unit uses a high-speed camera to capture images of pills at a rate of 5 photos per second, updating the pill count with each image taken and delivering a field-tested accuracy of 99.9%. Its validation mode offers added security, with a barcode scanner that compares prescription labels to stock bottles. The scanner can also be used to count all pills within a stock bottle to keep track of inventory. Records of each transaction can be exported into a spreadsheet, enabling simple reporting and inventory management.

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