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Last year the RFID in Healthcare Consortium launched the first Intelligent Hospital Pharmacy™ within the Intelligent Hospital™. It was a great success and added a unique look into the modern inpatient hospital pharmacy. This year we continued that success and with the Intelligent Health Association continued to provide the opportunity for healthcare executives to witness medication management technology integrating with patient care delivery.
Medication management within a busy hospital is complex and as every healthcare administrator knows, complex systems can contribute to human errors. Medication misadventures happen at any number of critical steps in the delivery of care. In the Intelligent Hospital Pharmacy at HIMSS 2014, examples of some of the challenges hospital pharmacies and retail pharmacies face today were demonstrated. Many of the emerging technologies are geared to increase patient safety and operational efficiencies and focus on improving the pharmaceutical supply chain from ordering all the way to the bedside.
Video presenter, Dr. Shannon “JJ” Johnson is currently Director of Pharmacy for Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, a level 2 trauma center with over 380 staffed acute care beds. In addition to his roles within Sharp, Dr. Johnson also consults with established companies, startups, and government agencies on pharmacy issues related to various areas like healthcare technology, legal issues, and disaster preparedness. He also serves as Director of Pharmacy for Intelligent Hospital ™ Pavilion