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Brief History of Pharmacy: Past and Future

The journey of pharmacy is a fascinating chapter that traces back to the Arabs of the 2nd century, pioneers in the art of creating medicines. Their innovative techniques of distillation, plant extraction, and substance mixing gave rise to apothecaries, where pharmacists and apothecaries, true masters in the manipulation of remedies, served both the local population […]

Uncovering the causes of Hospital Readmission and Transforming Patient Health

Hospital readmissions represent a constant problem in hospitals, as if their causes are not identified, measured and controlled, they can increase risks for patients and financial losses for institutions. Hospital readmission is the term used by Anvisa (Brazil), Medicare (USA) and other health agencies worldwide to refer to the calculation of the patient’s return within […]

Digital Transformation: Automation in Hospitals and Patient Safety

The inspiration for this article came from the feeling of sharing important issues not mentioned so openly before. It was through participation as a listener in November/2022, in the webinar organized by the Healthcare Alliance and with the support of SindHosp and IQG (Qualisa Institute of Health Management) where it was possible to follow a rich debate between health professionals focused on Patient […]

LQS – Lean, Quality and Safety

QA (Quality Assurance) – or Quality Control – is a discipline that also involves Patient Safety, according to the IOM – Institute of Medicine. Since 2002, Lean has been integrated with Lean Healthcare as a hospital discipline that seeks to increase quality, reduce waste, optimize delivery time and occupied spaces, improving customer-oriented processes, in this case […]

Opus MK5 – the automated oral liquids fractionation machine

The case described is a pilot project of a hospital complex consisting of 6 hospitals with a total of 1,800 beds. In July 2020 the Santa Casa de Misericordia of Porto Alegre acquired the Opus MK5 automated machine for the automatic fractionation of oral liquid meds. Opus MK5 is marketed by Opuspac Hospital Automation and manufactured by […]

Lean Culture

Lean Organizationis is the name given to systems derived from the Toyota Production System – TPS. It started in the Toyota automobile sector and spread to many other activities, including the organization of hospitals, as described in the book “Management on the Mend: The healthcare executive guide to save lives and transform the industry” – […]

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