2Q94 Pages 5 & 6
June 1994 10th Edition
Written by Bruce Clutcher and Faith Thompson
Edited by Bruce Clutcher Published by Faith Thompson
MORE STRANGE BUT TRUE!
(By Bruce Clutcher)
- The CHPPRXI1 program goes to the Service Master for all IV ingredient therapeutic codes, i.e. for the new bottle you are entering as well as the existing IV order.
- Ingredients with the Med/Sol Indicator set to '3' (premix IV) only get checked against other premix ingredients.
- The primary additive designation plays no roll in therapeutic duplicate checking.
- PRRXE is the Therapeutic Duplicate Exclusion profile. This profile holds any therapeutic codes your client does not wish to perform therapeutic duplicate checking against (often, certain classes of drugs are routinely administered together - e.g. chemotherapy agents).
- Solutions (Med/Sol Ind = '2') never get checked against other solutions (within or across bottles).
- If a generic duplicate is encountered, a therapeutic duplicate is obviously occurring as well. The therapeutic duplicate is not shown if a generic duplicate is found.
- The Active Ingredient Codes are used for generic duplicate checking with IV ingredients, the same way the Therapeutic Codes are referenced for therapeutic duplicate checking; i.e. CHPPRXI1 goes back to the service master for each IV ingredient's Active Ingredient Code in the existing IVs and the new IV you are entering.
INVISION PHARMACY LIVEs
The following Rx-LIVEs took place since the last issue:
** IDs - please leave Faith or Bruce a Voicemail with your install/LIVE updates - otherwise, we may not be able to give you your due credit in the RxPERT!
USER GROUP MEETING
Two Users meetings were held recently:
o Tom Campbell hosted the first local Berwyn Office Pharmacy User Meeting May 24th. Approximately 50 were in attendance, representing nine INVISION Pharmacy client sites.
Jack Cooper (SMS Regional Manager) spoke on The Integrated Health Network. Ken Stewart (SMS Sr. Products Requirements Administrator) presented INVISION Pharmacy And The Future, outlining the new Client Server Pharmacy (see article below). Doug Kent (SMS Sr. Product Analyst) followed with an INVISION Pharmacy Development Update, discussing soon-to-be-released enhancements.
Francine Noronha, R.Ph. (Pharmacy Functional Analyst - Bryn Mawr Hospital) discussed their hospital's Med IV Charting install. Steve Harrison (Pharmacy Tech, Hamilton Medical Center) showed the Profile Display/ Pharmacy Function Menu build from their hospital. Earl Sloskey, R.Ph. (Assis. Dir. of Pharmacy, Taylor Hospital) showed the sliding scale insulin feature using an OAS adaptation. The meeting concluded with a round table discussion, with users sharing various building techniques.
o The INVISION Pharmacy System User Group Meeting was held at the Reno Hilton June 5th, in conjunction with the ASHP Annual Meeting in Reno, NV.
Doug Kent and Ken Stewart shared the same topics as mentioned above with the Berwyn meeting.
Various users presented install/building OAS adaptations. Bonnie Levin, Pharm.D. (Director of Pharmacy, Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital), Chairperson, INVISION Pharmacy User Group, shared the results of a recent survey sent to all INVISION Pharmacy Users.
CLIENT SERVER PHARMACY GETS UNVEILED
(by Bruce Clutcher)
As you have probably heard, SMS will be offering INVISION clients a new Client Server Pharmacy product on a RISC/UNIX (i.e. RISC is the PC/architecture, and UNIX is the operating system) platform, based on the Unity Pharmacy feature and function. This product will be offered to INVISION clients as the departmental solution for their pharmacy needs.
The new Client Server Pharmacy will be integrated to/from INVISION through a series of existing (ADT and financial) and soon-to-be-developed (Med/IV Orders) interfaces. The goal is to continue to achieve and support the same integration to INVISION that exists in today's scenario. INVISION's Med/IV Orders will continue to play some part in the INVISION product line.
Ken Stewart and other Corporate planners are busy working out the details for this bold new step in SMS's pharmacy offering. Rather than discussing the details of this project, and what it means to all of us, we will refer you to a Question/Answer document Ken will release by early June, detailing this new pharmacy departmental solution. So stay tuned!
TEAM BUILDING - MAKING INSTALLATIONS EASIER AND BETTER
Improve installation quality and efficiency, increase customer ownership of SMS systems, and sustain top project team performance! Sound too good to be true? Well, this is exactly what the SMS Strategic Services Group (SSG) has been doing with the Installation Project Team Building Program (IPTB). Over the past three years SSG's Management and Team Development practice (MTD) has delivered nearly 50 IPTB programs with tremendous response from both customers and SMS Field personnel. Participant evaluations on a 5-point excellence scale average 4.6 for 1994! Now, Pharmacy can take advantage of these benefits.
Grant Beauchamp, MTD Consulting Manager, describes the objectives and structure of the program like this. The SMS approach to installing systems addresses the traditional technical and operational concerns of our customers. However, we also realize that the ultimate success of any project depends more on PEOPLE than product or technology. Excellent teamwork, effective change management, and strong buy-in are key to a successful implementation. IPTB is a standard component of the INVISION, UNITY, and SIGNATURE installation methodologies. It has also been used successfully in LAB and TSD installations. The program achieves the following objectives for the Customer-SMS installation project team:
These objectives are accomplished in an exciting day-and-half program (1-day for hospitals under 100 beds) that promotes team self-sufficiency, and real work on the installation's critical success factors. From the start, team leaders and members are encouraged to be responsible and accountable for building and maintaining a high performing team.
IPTB program details, fees, customer list, program evaluation results, and other information are immediately available upon request. To receive information or talk with Grant about tailoring a program for your project call him at ext. 2019 (mail code E8A).