Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Optimization: WHO’s Plan to Improve Access for Vaccines and Medications

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations agency concerned with international public health, has recently published a report, Towards Access 2030. This report provides a strategic long-term framework for increasing global access to high-quality, safe, and affordable vaccines and medical products, in addition to addressing expectations for 2030 regulations through end-to-end supply chain optimization.

Written by Garret Weigel | September 7, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Is it Hot in Here? Analyzing Temperature Excursions in Pharmacies

Most pharmacies use heating and cooling systems to maintain proper temperatures. While an individual location might experience an occasional peak in temperature, the analytics team at SmartSense is interested in large-scale trends visible across the country and throughout the year. As we gather large volumes of data with our customers, we are able to examine these patterns and reflect on how well these systems...

Written by Sylvia Conte | August 31, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

Differentiating Your Drug Store: The Future of Technology in Pharmacies

As more companies enter the pharmaceutical market, it will be important to differentiate services to attract and retain customers. One way to do this is to take advantage of technology to get ahead of the curve and improve customer satisfaction. Many pharmacies today are looking for solutions that improve patient outcomes, a goal that should be cornerstone to every pharmacy.

Written by Garret Weigel | August 8, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

The Costs Associated with Medication Errors

It’s understandable that people who are admitted to hospitals should expect to return in better health, and that their prescribed medications improve their well-being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case despite the high standards that doctors are held to. The healthcare industry has been and always will be under scrutiny for rising prices, so any impact on reducing costs should be a welcome initiative.

Written by Garret Weigel | July 20, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

Hospital Food Safety: The Benchmark for All Food Service Organizations

If you think that maintaining a safe food environment can be challenging for restaurants, imagine how imperative it is for a hospital. Food safety in hospitals is of paramount importance, since their patient populations are at higher risk of developing a foodborne illness, especially:

Written by Garret Weigel | July 13, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety

Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Technology in the Modern Hospital

Organizations of all types and sizes are working hard to keep up with the growth of new data in 2018 – and succeeding! The abundance of data today is enabling organizations to make more informed decisions and provide higher quality services.

Written by Emily Kokesh | July 6, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

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