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Pharmapod Delivers the World’s First Global Learning Health System for Reducing Medication Errors

May 1st, 2019

According to the European Medicines Agency, medication errors account for roughly two million deaths per year worldwide. The global price tag of medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion annually – however healthcare professionals only report 14 per cent of them. Kyle Malone MPharms MPSI, Ph.D. Researcher, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, tackles this data and shares how a […]

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Pharmapod Partners with FIP to Improve Patient Safety

April 25th, 2019

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and Pharmapod have today signed a partnership, to offer an infrastructure for effective incident management and continuous quality improvement for pharmacists internationally. The partnership agreement was signed at the 1st FIP Regional Conference for the Eastern Mediterranean in Amman, Jordan. Medication errors are a significant global problem, impacting millions of lives daily. […]

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What is the Future of Community Pharmacies?

April 10th, 2019

It’s no secret that the high street is changing. Where once each community had a range of small shops, a post office, a bank and a handful of pubs, many of these are closing as people opt to do more online or in large superstores. Where does this leave the community pharmacy? According to Niall […]

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Care Homes Have the Highest Staff Turnover of Any UK Sector

April 10th, 2019

A new report has found that the care sector has the highest turnover of all industries in the UK – a full one in three workers leave the sector each year. How does this shortfall impact pharmaceutical error? Low pay, won’t stay A study from the Care Association Alliance in partnership with legal firm Royds […]

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Pharmapod’s CEO Discusses the Launch of the World’s First Medication Error “Response Team Community”

March 30th, 2019

Pharmapod’s CEO Leonora O’Brien discusses the launch of the World’s first medication error “Response Team Community” and the driving of real patient safety change through Artificial Intelligence and Pharmapod’s Cyber-Human learning loop.   In terms of learning from Patient Safety Incidents, what is the problem with current approaches?  “Too often medication error databases initiatives internationally […]

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Pharmacists cite workload as their top challenge

Pharmacists Cite Workload as Their Top Challenge

March 29th, 2019

People who feel happy in their work are more likely to want to do a good job and stay focused on the task at hand. It follows, then, that if people are dissatisfied in their role, they may be more inclined to lose focus and make errors. A recent survey for Pharmacy Times quizzed 593 […]

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Pharmapod Launches Canadian Response Team to Improve Patient Safety

March 26th, 2019

In response to the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Challenge to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50% globally over the next five years, Pharmapod is establishing a local ‘Response Team’ in each country to review, analyze and evaluate the medication error data recorded. Pharmapod ’s inaugural Canadian Response Team has now launched and […]

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The True Scale of Medication Errors

March 15th, 2019

Patient safety is fundamental in any healthcare system. However, medication errors can and do occur within those systems. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a goal to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50%, globally by 2022 via its Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. To achieve this, pharmacists need to share data about medication […]

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Remedy'sRX Specialty Pharmacy and Pharmapod

Remedy’sRx Specialty Pharmacy and Pharmapod Partner to Improve Medication Safety in Long Term Care and Residential Care Homes

March 1st, 2019

As a first in Canada, Remedy’sRx Specialty Pharmacy is extending the Pharmapod Global Learning Health System to the Long Term Care, Retirement, Supportive Living and Group Home sector, responding to the need for increased quality and safety of the medication management system. Pharmapod will provide a medication incident reporting platform that records medication incidents and […]

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“Using Pharmapod is a Win-Win…” – K&K Healthcare

February 1st, 2019

“Using Pharmapod is a win, win… you would be silly not to sign up” K&K Healthcare Ltd has been established for over twelve years, with two retail pharmacies and one internet pharmacy, they have around 20 employees and have been a Numark member for 12 years. The retail pharmacy branches offer NHS and private services […]

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Leonora O'Brien Wins Business of the Year at Irish Women’s Awards

Pharmapod Wins Business of the Year at The Irish Women’s Awards

January 22nd, 2019

Last night, the winners of the inaugural Irish Women’s Awards Ireland were unveiled at a gala ceremony in the Crowne Plaza Dublin. The awards ceremony welcomed over 200 guests and served to showcase the contribution of women to various industries and professions such as Law, Medicine, Technology, Arts, Sport, Education and many more. The awards […]

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