Excellence in technology
At Norton Healthcare, ranked one of the top 100 integrated health care networks, pharmacists have access to leading-edge technology. An integrated computer system, CareLINK, is used at all Norton Healthcare facilities to give pharmacists immediate access to patient information, lab results and online drug information. Our pharmacists consider the CareLINK system one of the strengths of working at Norton Healthcare. In addition, pharmacists have access to the
Virtual Medical Library, an online resource for many drug and disease management resources, including current medical journals.
Unit-based cabinets are the primary means of drug distribution. Pyxis cabinets with the Profile system are located in all facilities. This allows for timely and safe drug availability for nurses and allows pharmacists to focus on clinical activities. Each pharmacy recently underwent renovations to offer state-of-the-art sterile product compounding in compliance with USP 797.
A pharmacy Web site allows management teams and staff access to relevant pharmacy documents and information in a concise central location. Key policies and procedures, meeting minutes, links to drug information sites and an online formulary are just a few of the applications posted on the site.
"Norton Healthcare offers a progressive atmosphere utilizing cutting-edge technology in diverse practice environments that offer a variety of patient care experiences. We want our pharmacists to be involved in patient care in a decentralized environment maximizing their knowledge and skills."
-Paul Allen, Pharm.D., associate vice president, pharmacy services