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Baxa to Sponsor ASHP Midday Symposium - The Power of Control: Using Pharmacy Software Tools to get Control of your Workflow, Ensure Quality Control and Support Patient Safety Initiatives
Date:11/1/2010

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation, a leading provider of medical devices and systems that automate pharmacy operations and increase patient safety, today announced its sponsorship of a customer forum at the 45th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting.  The two-hour Midday Symposia presentation, The Power of Control: Using pharmacy software tools to get control of your workflow, ensure quality control and support patient safety initiatives, features a panel of health-system professionals that will highlight how pharmacy workflow management can improve patient safety, drive efficiency and manage quality control in the pharmacy.  The ACPE-accredited program takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7th in Platinum Ballroom 7 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California.

The panel discussion, moderated by Rich Paoletti, Vice-President of Operations, Lancaster General Hospital, will explore the advantages of dose preparation management for IV and oral doses.  The panel will include a number of pharmacy experts, including:

  • Jennifer Austin, Director of Pharmacy, St. Joseph Hospital, N. Lutz, Florida.  She is an Associate Faculty member for the ASHP Foundation's Pharmacy Leadership Academy and a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy.
  • Jack Bond, Director of Pharmacy and Director of Respiratory Therapy, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.  He is highly published, including a 2003 implementation guide for Electronic Medication Administration Records and Medication Bar Coding, and is a member of the ASHP, APHA, KSHP and the Wichita Academy of Pharmacists.
  • Pranish Kantesaria, Director of Pharmacy, Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.  In addition to earning a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, he worked in genetics research at Harvard Medical School after receiving his BS in biochemistry/biophysics.

  • Participants are encouraged to visit www.baxa.com/ashp to register in advance for the presentation.  For a full list of Midday Symposia presentations, visit http://www.ashp.org/Midyear2010/Symposia/MiddaySymposia.aspx.

    In addition to supporting the symposia presentation, Baxa Corporation will exhibit its full range of medical devices and systems, which deliver more than 164 million safe medication doses each year.  Baxa invites attendees to stop by booth #1841 to witness what makes Baxa the leading provider of pharmacy automation and specialty devices for the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging and administration of fluid medications.

    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 Abacus® Order Entry and Calculation Software, the DoseEdge™ Pharmacy Workflow Manager, ExactaMed® Oral Syringes, ExactaMix™ Automated Compounding Devices, InFuse™ and MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, NeoThrive® Enteral Syringes, the PadLock®  Set Saver and the RapidFill™ Automated Syringe Filler; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities.  Its subsidiary FHT, Inc. produces the IntelliFill® i.v. automation.  Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Florida, Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide.  Further information is available at www.baxa.com.Contact:Marian Robinson, Vice President, MarketingBaxa Corporation:  800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157Email:  marian.robinson@baxa.comPerrin McCormick or Brandie GerrishHB | Hart-Boillot: 781-893-0053Email: baxa@hartboillot.com
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