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4 Lessons to Learn from the IVF Disaster at University Hospital

You may have seen the headlines about the crisis at Cleveland’s University Hospitals Fertility Center. It is every safety manager’s nightmare. Between the...

Written by SmartSense | March 15, 2018

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Pharmacy Safety

Demystifying Humidity Regulations

Most non-refrigerated pharmaceuticals come with the recommendation on the package that you store them in a “cool, dry place.” Continuous and automated temperature monitoring makes it easy to follow the “cool” part of these recommendations by changing the temperature of a cooler or freezer when alerted. Wisconsin’s Board of Pharmacy has recently become the first to make a recommendation on how to interpret the “dry”...

Written by SmartSense | March 26, 2018

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Pharmacy Safety

How to Create a Connected Pharmacy Using Digital Monitoring Solutions

Pharmacies have an obligation to store, deliver, and administer life-saving medications and vaccines. Since patients depend on them and costs are high, maintaining pharmaceuticals at their optimal temperature is paramount to both ensure their efficacy and minimize risk.

Written by SmartSense | February 7, 2018

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Pharmacy Safety

Highly Beneficial Technologies to Transform Your Pharmacy

Technology is causing swift transformations in the methods that pharmacies now use to manage and dispense drugs and medications. Advances in diagnostics, automation, and analytics help pharmacists provide better customer service, while also improving patient outcomes and logistical efficiency.

Written by SmartSense | January 18, 2018

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Pharmacy Safety

SmartSense's Top Pharmacy Safety Articles of 2017

As 2017 is coming to a close, we wanted to take a look back at our top pharmacy blog articles of the year. This year, we have seen a rise in stricter regulations for storage and handling, stricter regulations for the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program, and a larger shift to continuous monitoring. Check out our top posts from 2017 as we move into the New Year!

Written by SmartSense | December 27, 2017

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Pharmacy Safety

Are You Prepared for the 2018 VFC Storage and Handling Requirements?

Beginning January 1, 2018, all Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers will be mandated to meet new storage and handling requirements. Are you prepared?

Written by Patty Kumbera | December 13, 2017

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Pharmacy Safety

Here’s Why Pharmacies Need Continuous Ambient Temperature Monitoring

In an article in the New York Times, journalist Walecia Konrad reported a personal story concerning her 10-year-old son’s medication. While vacationing in New Hampshire during a heat wave, the boy’s allergies kicked up. As usual, she gave him a dose of an over-the-counter remedy that usually brings him quick relief. However, this time the drug had no effect—day after day.

Written by SmartSense | November 21, 2017

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Pharmacy Safety

Remote Monitoring Is Key For Insight Into Drug Shortages In Puerto Rico

The hurricane season of 2017 has been one for the record books, and it’s only half over. Harvey and Irma both made landfall in the U.S. as Category 4 hurricanes—the first time this has occurred in the Atlantic since 1851. Both were then followed by Jose, yet another Category 4.

Written by SmartSense | November 1, 2017

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Pharmacy Safety

How Different Agencies Help to Set Temperature Monitoring Standards

Pharmacy temperature compliance is inherently complex. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise. But, there’s a historical reason for this complexity. Currently, at least four different regulatory and non-regulatory bodies govern all of those rules and regulations: USP, CDC, FDA and State Boards of Pharmacy. Not only that, but the rules, regulations, and guidelines are constantly evolving.

Written by SmartSense | September 21, 2017

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Pharmacy Safety

3 Essential Considerations When Evaluating Temperature Monitoring Systems

Digital temperature monitoring systems are the way of the future. The days of manual monitoring are coming to a close. Quite simply, a clipboard system can’t compete with remote, continuous, automatic, wireless technology. But, if you’re thinking of adopting a digital system, it may seem a bit daunting, given the so many different technologies on the market.

Written by SmartSense | September 6, 2017

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