Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), is pleased to announce a new product in the Anesthesia Touch™ product family connecting anesthesia and pharmacy—Pharmacy Connect. Pharmacy Connect integrates medication carts with Anesthesia Touch to provide real-time medication reconciliation reminders and enhanced billing and reporting data.
Pharmacy Connect enables Anesthesia Touch’s medication cart features to work with any medication cart over a standard interface. With Pharmacy Connect, real-time medication reconciliation features are available for anesthesia and enhanced drug administration billing data. Once connected, controlled substances dispensed and returned appear in Anesthesia Touch in real-time, reminding clinicians to document administration and waste. Anesthesia Touch also reminds clinicians about controlled substances with no associated dispenses and allows recording of waste documentation directly at the iPad.
“Pharmacy Connect brings our market-leading medication reconciliation features to any medication cart. This allows facilities to fit Anesthesia Touch into their existing pharmacy infrastructure, adding its drug administration reports and charge interfaces without requiring extra hardware or systems,” said Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “The ongoing opioid crisis requires Anesthesia to be ever vigilant in its management and delivery of controlled substances. Pharmacy Connect allows providers to rest assured that our closed-loop medication management solution does ensures they remain in compliance.”
Pharmacy Connect requires an interface from the facility’s medication cart system to the Anesthesia Touch platform. Once installed and configured, it provides detailed reporting on the entire drug administration process, from dispense to waste. It works in conjunction with the Anesthesia Touch platform to provide Active Directory integration and work with other important tools in the operating room, like safe label systems.
To see a demonstration of Pharmacy Connect with a virtual cart, stop by booth #1617 at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco.
About Plexus Technology Group
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use. Pharmacy Touch™ a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care.
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications