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Mon Health System Enhances Patient Safety by Launching IV Barcoding Pharmacy Dispensing Program

Posted Date: 8/16/2023
Mon Health System has recently announced the implementation of Pharmacy Keeper, a new pharmacy dispensing program for IV medications that utilizes barcoding and cameras to enhance the accuracy and compliance of sterile compounding and improve patient safety. 

Pharmacy Keeper is a web-based software that is used to complete sterile compounding, which is the preparation of custom medications for patients in a sterile environment to prevent contamination and ensure patient safety. Pharmacy Keeper advances sterile compounding by automating workflow and providing a tool for real-time dose verification, a process that can decrease the risk of errors. 

“At Mon Health System, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our patients. This new barcoding pharmacy dispensing program will allow our staff to efficiently prepare medicine and improve communication throughout our pharmacies,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System and Executive Vice President of Vandalia Health. 

The new system not only improves patient safety, but also pharmacy compliance to recommendations from patient safety organizations, such as The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), sterile compounding regulations, and state board requirements. 

“Pharmacy Keeper will leave no room for uncertainty or human error,” said Brandon Crowe, Director of Pharmacy for Mon Health Medical Center. “The program ensures that each dose is accurately labeled and helps us identify potential hazards before they can occur.”

Mon Health Medical Center, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital are implementing this software together to enhance the health of the communities they serve, one person at a time.
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