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Chief Technology Officer for Baxa Corporation's Subsidiary, FHT, Inc., Presents at the Fourth Annual unSUMMIT for Bedside Barcoding in Tampa, Florida
Date:5/6/2009

Dennis Tribble, PharmD, will speak on 'Upstream Processing of Medications' at this year's unSUMMIT, May 6-8, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- FHT, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baxa Corporation, is sponsoring a professional presentation discussing the accuracy and importance of Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) at this year's unSUMMIT for Bedside Barcoding, May 6-8, in Tampa. The presenter, Dennis Tribble, PharmD, is the Chief Pharmacy Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Baxa Corporation's FHT, Inc. Baxa is a Denver-based manufacturer of software and devices for healthcare systems.

The FHT, Inc. unSUMMIT conference session, "Upstream Processing for BCMA," describes the infrastructure necessary for a successful BCMA system. The complimentary 50-minute educational program is being held today, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 2:20 p.m. Participants are eligible for one contact hour of Pharmacy Continuing Education (CEU).

Tribble, a pharmacist and software engineer, serves as the Chairman of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Section on Pharmacy Informatics and Technology (SOPIT). In addition he is a Past President of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists and charter member of the Pharmacy Informatics Task Force for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Extensively published on hospital pharmacy operations and pharmacy informatics, he serves as a reviewer on automation for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and is listed as an inventor on nine patents related to automation of IV admixtures.

Prior to joining FHT, Inc., Tribble was the Chief Medical Officer at Baxa Corporation where he led the development of internal and external products. He received his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Penn., and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in Stockton, Calif. He also completed a residency in Hospital Pharmacy at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

The unSUMMIT conference provides a unique focus on barcode point-of-care (BPOC) technology. It is designed to give attendees a very in depth look into the union of technology and practice through shared experiences with colleagues. Attendees are given practical tools, insight and inspiration for leading their own institutions to carefully select, implement and harness the quality-improvement power of BPOC systems.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the PadLock(R) Set Saver, Rapid-Fill(TM) Automated Syringe Fillers, ExactaMed(TM) Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse(R) Syringe Infusers, Repeater(TM) Pharmacy Pumps, and ExactaMix(TM) and MicroMacro(TM) Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www.baxa.com.

About FHT, Inc.

Founded in 1998, FHT, Inc. is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baxa Corporation. FHT Inc.'s solutions deliver quantum-leap improvements in key IV room performance metrics: accuracy, patient safety, clinician safety, speed, cost reduction, and regulatory compliance. More information is available at www.fhtinc.com.

    Contact:
    Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
    Baxa Corporation:  800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
    Email:  marian.robinson@baxa.com

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
    Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com


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