Baxa IntelliFlowRx Upgrades Expand Pharmacy Capabilities
September 22, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsEnglewood, Colo. – Baxa Corporation announces the expansion of its IntelliFlowRx Workflow Manager system to include Preparation Modes, FormularyPlus™ and TPN processing capabilities. With more than 1,200 authorized users, IntelliFlowRx has prepared nearly three-quarters of a million safe patient doses. The system streamlines the previously manual workflow for pharmacy doses. Through barcode drug verification, automatic dose calculation, image capture of dose creation and improving pharmacist checking activity, IntelliFlowRx ensures patients get the right dose of the right medication at the right time.
"IntelliFlowRx users have logged nearly 1.5 million photo archives with the system to date," notes Dennis Schneider, Sr. VP of Marketing and Business Development. "During that time, the system has caught 24,832 errors, nearly 8,000 of which were medication errors." The system updates expand the safety of IntelliFlowRx beyond IV room workflow to other areas of pharmacy dose preparation and management.
The addition of Preparation Modes provides a user-defined set of standards that control how the workstation behaves during dose preparation. This means that IntelliFlowRx Workstations can filter and control the dose queue allowing pharmacies to track oral dose prep, extemporaneous compounding, tele-pharmacy and manual additions as well as IV dose prep.
The new FormularyPlus™ function is an update process maintained by FHT, Inc. at the central server that allows formulary updates to download to local servers. This upgrade to the FHT master formulary includes oral liquids, expanding the list to more than 14,000 total products that address pharmacy needs.
Finally, IntelliFlowRx now features a number of fields in the dose order record that support TPN processing – allowing orders to be received more readily from the Abacus™ Order Entry and Calculation Software.
Since 1975, Baxa Corporation's focus has been to provide technology for health-system facilities that improves patient safety, reduces the risk of medication errors and facilitates compliance to USP, NIOSH and other regulatory requirements. IntelliFlowRx expands the existing Baxa product line into pharmacy operations management, improving health-system efficiencies and enhancing patient safety through barcode tracking and documentation. For more information, visit http://www.baxa.com/intelliflow
About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the PadLock® Set Saver, Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, ExactaMed™ Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, the IntelliFlow™ System and ExactaMix™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Its subsidiary FHT, Inc. produces the IntelliFill i.v.® automation. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Florida, Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation http://www.baxa.com 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157