Las Vegas-based medical solutions provider Baxa has launched the MedBoard, a web-based medication tracking system for recording pharmacy preparation and delivery activities.
According to Baxa, the MedBoard medication tracking system (MTS) uses barcode technology to manage workflows. It requires installation of a web browser and a handheld scanner, which can be configured according to the facility’s specific rules, lists and users. It is complaint with technical, administrative and policy safeguards and is health insurance portability and accountability act compliant.
The company claims that the MedBoard is the first wireless medication tracking system and reduces waste by identifying time-sensitive orders and on-time delivery. The built-in reports allow performance evaluation by delivery times, order type and nursing unit. The company also said that it tracks 20-50% of pharmacy orders that are not stocked in automated dispensing cabinets such as first fills, stat orders, compounded items and irregular-size items.
Greg Baldwin, chief executive at Baxa said: The MedBoard System complements the existing Baxa pharmacy preparation and automation products well. Its function is analogous to a departures and arrivals status screen at the airport providing real-time information on where doses are in the preparation queue or in transit to the patient.
Baxa said that it is demonstrating the MTS at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas.
On the same day, Baxa’s rival Omnicell launched the SinglePointe automated patient specific management solution, which combines bedside bar code verification system with the mobile cart solution to give a closed-loop medication management, administration and dispensing system.
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