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Pharmacy OneSource® Partners with CriticalPoint™ to Offer the Next Generation of Simplifi 797®

03-29-2012 09:01 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Bellevue, Washington – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Pharmacy OneSource® has released a new version of Simplifi 797®, a web-based quality assurance software for USP chapter 797 compounding compliance.

The upgraded version of Simplifi 797 includes CriticalPoint's education program, which gives users unlimited access to 42 hours of ACPE-approved continuing education credits supporting compliance with USP Chapter . Lessons such as The Virtual Compounder® guide cleanroom employees through a series of interactive tests that ensure didactic instruction on best practices are communicated and documented for all staff involved with sterile compounding.

"Pharmacists are under constant pressure to do more with less and they face an overwhelming number of complex compliance requirements," remarks Tim Gibbons, VP and General Manager of Pharmacy OneSource. "Simplifi 797 offers pharmacists effective compliance management through real-time data, reporting and education to support patient safety and compliance."

Making CriticalPoint's web-based education program available through Simplifi 797 is made possible by a new partnership between CriticalPoint, LLC and Pharmacy OneSource. The program's courses are written by industry experts, including Eric S. Kastango, Patti Kienle, Luci Power, Dr. Alice S. Weissfeld, James Wagner and Kate Douglass.

"The latest USP 797 compliance survey, highlighted that staff competencies surrounding the sterile compounding process was an underperforming area," said Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, President and CEO of Clinical IQ. "The integration of CriticalPoint's education program into Simplifi 797 software provides compounding employees access to top-of-the-line education and the documentation tools to ensure they complete it in accordance with the standards."

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

For more information about Simplifi 797, visit simplifi797.com.

About CriticalPoint, LLC
CriticalPoint, LLC offers interactive Web-based training for compounding sterile preparations and services related to creating and enabling learning through technology in clinical settings. CriticalPoint e-Learning represents a best practices approach for interactive training for sterile compounding and is designed to assist healthcare providers in meeting quality assurance program goals and regulatory compliance. Since 2007, more than 800 sites in 15 countries and over 8,000 pharmacy personnel have used CriticalPoint for their training needs. For more information visit criticalpointce.com

Pharmacy OneSource
3535 Factoria Blvd. SE #440
Bellevue, WA 98006

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