Envision Telepharmacy Readies Pharm-Q In the Hood for Field Deployment

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Envision’s restricted-area medication preparation and workflow management system heads to the field backed by five years of research and development.

Envision Telepharmacy, LLC (Envision) today announced the release-to-manufacturing of its Pharm Q In the Hood (Pharm Q ITH) system, an integrated pharmacy workflow management software & hardware package built expressly for work in restricted areas. Envision will begin field testing multiple physical configurations of Pharm Q ITH later this month. To accelerate availability the first units will be produced using rapid prototyping technologies.

Many of today’s pharmacists average ten minutes of uninterrupted work before their attention is needed elsewhere. If high-risk medication preparation is underway and needs attention, a pharmacist must leave his current work and spend valuable time trekking to the IV room and properly preparing for entry. Under these circumstances the technician spends inordinate amounts of time waiting on the pharmacist or leaves and reenters the restricted area to find and consult with the pharmacist.

Envision’s Pharm-Q ITH system lets the technician and pharmacist work together without the technician leaving the isolation hood (or restricted area) and without the pharmacist being in the same physical space when questions arise. Through the use of the latest video communication, still imaging and remote technologies, the technician never need leave the IV room, or even an IV hood itself, in order to consult with the pharmacist. And the pharmacist never again need be constantly present in the preparation area. Both can attend to their work at their most natural rhythm and effective pace.

Available in a variety of configurations, Pharm Q ITH can be deployed in restricted areas without disrupting the current layout. Most Pharm-Q ITH configurations enable several compounding jobs to be underway at the same time as dictated by current staffing and layout. Nonstandard configurations may be available on request.

About Envision Telepharmacy, LLC
Envision Telepharmacy was established in 2004 to provide better ways to extend pharmacy services for hospitals and health care systems in need. It is a pioneer in developing tools and systems that provide electronic supervision and order processing through high-bandwidth, standards-based web technology, still imaging, and high resolution video. More information about Envision Telepharmacy, LLC can be found at http://www.envision-rx.com/

Note: Features are product- and installation-dependent. Some listed features and functionality may be unavailable depending on application and customer’s environment. Product and service descriptions, functionality & requirements are subject to change without notice. ENVISION MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS PRESS RELEASE.

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Emily Alexander
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