Pharmapod selected to implement the largest medication safety program of its kind in Canada

Pharmapod selected to implement the largest medication safety program of its kind in Canada

Pharmapod Ltd is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) to implement a medication safety program across all the pharmacies in Ontario. Ontario is the largest province in Canada with 4,129 pharmacies out of a total number of 10,100 pharmacies nationwide. Pharmapod was selected as part of a formal competitive RFP process in keeping with standard procurement practices. The seven-member evaluation team’s decision to move forward with the Pharmapod solution for the medication safety program was unanimous. The system will introduce a standardised approach to quality assurance…Read more …
First Irish Woman selected for EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women™, Europe

First Irish Woman selected for EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women™, Europe

Pharmapod’s CEO Leonora O’Brien is the First Irish Woman selected for EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women™, Europe – a year-long executive leadership program designed for established, women-led businesses that are ready to scale operations and become global market leaders. O’Brien is among female entrepreneurs from 17 businesses cross 11 countries in Europe selected for the class of 2017. The program is open to businesses which are at least 12 months old with revenues higher than EUR 500,000 for the previous 12 months and which are headquartered in Europe. The participating companies benefit from on-going…Read more …
Attention pharmacies in Scotland – Are you ready for the new requirement to report complaints?

Attention pharmacies in Scotland – Are you ready for the new requirement to report complaints?

There is a new  requirement for NHS Scotland contractors, including pharmacies, to submit quarterly reports to the Health Board relating to their complaints received – Pharmapod can help. Medication errors have been identified as the most frequently reported problem in primary healthcare for children. This has been shown in a recent study published by the journal of the Public Library of Science. This study investigated safety incidents involving children, which were collected by the NRLS (National Reporting and Learning System) across England and Wales. Nearly 60% of the medication incidents were related to…Read more …
Just Culture Enhances Patient Safety in the Healthcare Sector

Just Culture Enhances Patient Safety in the Healthcare Sector

Blame is at the root of a serious cultural problem in the healthcare sector. A blame culture discourages professionals from reporting errors and prevents learnings and system improvements. Pressure currently exists to assign individual accountability and responsibility for all errors. Team members can spend a great deal of time trying to cover up mistakes rather than analysing and learning from them because of this. Instead of being concerned with who is to blame in the situation, managers need to concentrate on what they can learn from the errors and ensure methods are in…Read more …
The future of Healthcare is in the Cloud

The future of Healthcare is in the Cloud

Cloud systems are revolutionising the way healthcare providers interact with patients and peers. Cloud based systems offer increased storage capacity with maximum security as well as easy collaboration, leading to more advanced healthcare decisions. Cloud based storage offers healthcare providers the ability to store a significant amount of data. Organisations are no longer restricted by the capacity and limitations of their devices. Providers are able to quickly and easily access and share case information so that collaboration can lead to the best, most informed outcome. In comparison to earlier in-house storage systems data…Read more …