Pharmacy Technicians Are Important

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh and Joanne Adam, CPhT express the importance that a well-trained pharmacy technician has for a pharmacy. While Chuck emphasizes the value that technicians have, Joanne encourages technicians to pursue advancements and certifications to improve their skills. There is a common misconception that the pharmacy industry is purely product-driven. As a practicing pharmacist, […]

Taking Control of Your Internal Reference Library

We’ve all seen this; a healthcare worker in a white coat, pockets stuffed with papers. In hand, they have a notebook, handheld calculator, and a variety of dog-eared papers. Early in my career, I decided to take a clinical supervisory position after serving 15+ years as a traveling executive for a healthcare company. Though I […]

Check out the new RxTOOLKIT.com!

Our marketing team has been hard at work updating the site to showcase our latest apps and services RxTOOLKIT® is proud to announce the launch of our new marketing website which coincides with our expanding role as a medication safety leader. The primary objectives of our site development effort were focused on aesthetics, simplifying content, and increasing the […]

RxTOOLKIT® Announces Partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

RxTOOLKIT® is pleased to announce its support of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and its mission to eliminate preventable deaths by 2020 (0X2020™). The Patient Safety Movement Foundation believes that reaching ZERO preventable deaths in hospitals by 2020 is not only the right goal, but also an attainable one with the right people, ideas, […]

The Evolution of Technology and Human Interaction

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RxToolKit Founder and VP of Pharmacy Education Chuck DiTrapano shares his thoughts and responses to issues raised in The Overdose: Harm in a Wired Hospital. This article, written by Robert Wachter, MD, introduces the progression of technology in healthcare, and the potential dangers of overutilization. As technology evolves, the role of the healthcare professional is […]

It’s Time for Pharmacy to Find Ways to Collect and Share Information

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A big thanks goes out to Jerry Fahrni, Founder of Jerry Fahrni Consulting and Director of Pharmacy Services at Sutter Health, for allowing RxToolKit to republish his article on electronic medical records, data collection, and pharmaceutical practices. Regardless of what everyone thinks, the healthcare industry is in the infancy of “big data”. The concept isn’t […]

Technology, Technicians, Action!

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RxToolKit Founder Chuck DiTrapano explores the current challenges and potential successes that technology and pharmacy technicians can have in the healthcare industry.  The profession of pharmacy has certainly evolved in the years since my graduation and licensure. Significant improvements to patient care and an increase in quality outcomes are evident to any long-term observer of […]

We support Pennsylvania House Bill 854!

RxTOOLKIT® and medsafetyonline.org support PA House Bill 854! Pennsylvania House Bill 854 would require Pharmacy Techs to register with the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy and submit to a criminal history background check. In addition, a grandfathering provision is included in which currently practicing Pharmacy Techs must be at least seventeen years of age, have […]

Pharmacy IV Rooms: Are we minding the gap…???

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Thank you to Rayburn Vrabel, former President and Principal Consultant at Vrabel Consulting Inc., and current Medication Systems Strategy Advisor, for allowing RxToolKit to publish his article, as originally seen on LinkedIn May 15, 2015, about the systems and practices that affect IV room safety. Last week in Mark Neuenschwander’s Point of Care Forum (www.pointofcareforum.com), […]

Preventable Medical Errors by the Numbers – Infographic by RxTOOLKIT®

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