Safety First Blog

Rpharmy Rounds: I’m Approving Drugs on a Plane

Posted by Caroline McBreen on Jun 18, 2024 2:48:21 PM

🎶 Approving new drugs with the help of Rpharmy, designated person, it’s a party.  🎶 

I’ll stop singing through the screen and welcome you back to the next Rpharmy Rounds.  Today, we wanted to share a story that gave us a laugh.   

We spoke with a client recently who is the “approver” for his health system’s hazardous drug list. This health system has over 300 hazardous drugs on its Rhazdrugs site and adds 10-50 new drugs every year. Since joining us as an Rhazdrugs customer back in 2019, they’ve already completed their initial annual approval process, as this is part of our build. 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb

Signs of Safety: A Customer Solution to Preventing Hazardous Drug Exposure

Posted by Laura Paxton on Jun 10, 2024 11:57:49 AM

Our conversations with customers and prospects consistently reveal crucial information about the challenges in protecting healthcare workers from hazardous drug exposure. A recent discussion with a major healthcare system, with over 17,000 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians, highlighted their impressive proactive approach to safety.

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb

How Rhazdrugs Integration with Cerner Transformed One Healthcare System

Posted by Laura Paxton on May 28, 2024 7:25:25 AM

Rhazdrugs’ most significant and beneficial feature is its ability to integrate directly into an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Our product metrics show that nurses and clinicians are nearly twice as likely to access vital hazardous drug safety information when it is accessible directly from the EHR compared to when it is not. This can be critical in patient outcomes and healthcare worker safety.

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb

Rpharmy Rounds: UX Marks the Spot for Nursing USP <800> Feedback

Posted by Caroline McBreen on May 15, 2024 7:54:27 AM

Hi folks!  We’ve always described our mission as a community of pharmacists sharing best practices to improve the practice of pharmacy.  We’re always asking questions because we want to know YOUR stories.   

In the spirit of sharing, we’re introducing a new series called “Rpharmy Rounds” where we share stories from your peers about their pain points, successes, and innovations.  We only learn and grow when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones and know when to ask for help.  We can’t wait to share some of the things we’ve heard from healthcare leaders.

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb

5 Lessons Learned in the USP <800> Trenches

Posted by Laura Paxton on May 9, 2024 7:49:30 AM

Welcome to the Rpharmy School of Hard Knocks, where we wholeheartedly believe that embracing the successes and challenges of others enhances our learning! 

At Rpharmy, our solutions are deployed across hundreds of hospitals. Through our collaborative relationships with these institutions, we have gained deep insights into their challenges and wins. These five lessons learned during the USP <800> compliance process have percolated to the top through these relationships. We hope these insights help as you continue the critical work of protecting healthcare workers from the dangerous effects of hazardous drug exposure.

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb, News

Press Release: Rpharmy Overhauls BlackboxRX User Experience, Interface

Posted by Laura Paxton on Apr 25, 2024 8:43:00 AM

Medication Safety Solution Provider Significantly Upgrades Only Comprehensive Online Database of Medication Boxed Warnings

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb, News

20 Years Strong: BlackboxRX’s User Experience Evolution

Posted by Laura Paxton on Apr 25, 2024 8:36:35 AM

A few weeks ago, we wrote about our quest to improve the user experience across our software. Now we’re back to let you know that our new and improved BlackboxRX is live! 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb

A User Experience Overhaul: Rpharmy’s Quest to Improve Healthcare Safety

Posted by Laura Paxton on Apr 17, 2024 4:02:55 PM

Our #1 highest priority is improving patient outcomes and the health and well-being of healthcare workers. We accomplish this by making your critical job easier through easy-to-use but in-depth safety information platforms. We never see our job as complete in this area and are always working for you. 

In the last few years, we’ve focused on ensuring our products meet your USP <800> compliance and medication safety needs by ramping up the drug monograph and safety information. More recently, we recognized a need to improve the user experience (UX) of our solutions, enhancing the look, feel, and functionality of our products. We embarked on an extensive UX project with Ix (pronounced Nine), a talented user experience designer. From seemingly minor customer requests to our latest UX endeavor, it’s all for you!

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb

Press Release: Rpharmy Awarded Drug Information and Surveillance Solutions Agreement With Premier, Inc.

Posted by Laura Paxton on Apr 3, 2024 8:42:00 AM

Formulary Management, Hazardous Drugs Safety Information SaaS Provider Joins Group Purchasing Organization to Help Improve Patient, Healthcare Worker Safety

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb, News

Rpharmy Awarded Drug Information and Surveillance Agreement with Premier Group Purchasing Organization

Posted by Laura Paxton on Apr 2, 2024 4:45:07 PM

We are thrilled to announce that Rpharmy has been awarded a national group purchasing agreement for Drug Information and Surveillance Solutions with Premier Inc., a group purchasing organization, in a shared mission to enhance patient and healthcare worker safety through the use of Rhazdrugs and Formweb. This partnership underscores our collective commitment to improving healthcare outcomes.

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, Formweb, News

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