According to Grifols, a provider of plasma-derived medicines, its noninvasive workflow management system -- Phocus Rx -- is now used by three of the top five U.S. hospital information systems.
Phocus Rx remotely validates and documents manual intravenous compounding processes. According to Grifols, hospital information systems use the program to advance gains in workflow efficiencies and accuracy of patient-specific and batch preparations. The program facilitates proper preparation, remote inspection and dose tracking in hospital pharmacies.
"Phocus Rx has always been adaptable to our clients' existing processes and many types of hoods or open compounding environments," Juan Miguel Cana, general manager for North America Sales of Grifols Hospital Division, said in a statement. "We are very pleased to announce that we now have HL7 order interfaces live with the industry's top EHR systems. "Phocus Rx has the ability to receive order messages from our clients' EHR systems while outbound interfaces provide valuable real-time information, including compounding status, National Drug Code (NDC), lot, expiration, and other data received or created in the system directly to the EHR."
Grifols also supports interface protocols including Lower Layer Protocol sockets, Hypertext Transfer Protocol and file-based.