McCreadie Group Innovative Solutions for Pharmacy

Automate your Investigational Drug Service with the industry leading software solution, Vestigo.

The McCreadie Group is proud to serve our Pharmacist and we strive to deliver experience during IDS that are less about filling out paperwork and more about managing protocols and patient care. To learn more, request a demo or contact us at support@mccreadiegroup.com 


PharmAcademic Consulting Services Now Available (Colleges of Pharmacy + Residency Programs)

McCreadie Group is proud to announce it now offers consulting services for PharmAcademic. Whether you are a College of Pharmacy or Residency Program these services are designed with you in mind. Contact us at consulting@mccreadiegroup.com


McCreadie Group will showcase PharmAcademic at booth 402 at AACP’s Annual Meeting July 23 - 27, 2016 in Anaheim CA

McCreadie Group is proud to be a Bronze sponsor of the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. New this year, PharmAcademic will be featured in AACP’s Tech XPO Product Theater at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 25th. McCreadie Group staff will be available in booth 402 Sunday and Monday to share more information about PharmAcademic, the company’s pharmacy education software platform.


McCreadie Group Announces Expansion into International College of Pharmacy Market

McCreadie Group Announces Expansion into International College of Pharmacy Market 

JSS University, Mysuru – Colleges of Pharmacy – in India selects PharmAcademic as software of choice for education program.  

FEBRUARY 15, 2016 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. 

McCreadie Group announces JSS University, Mysuru – Colleges of Pharmacy – Mysuru and Ooty, India, has selected PharmAcademic from McCreadie Group to help streamline the organizational, implementation, supervision and assessment activities of the institution’s Pharm.D. program. The school will be the first international college of pharmacy client for the McCreadie Group and the first in India to adopt software to enhance the management of their pharmacy education program.

JSS colleges of pharmacy campuses are pioneers in pharmacy education in India having introduced the discipline of pharmacy practice at the postgraduate level in 1996. They are committed to becoming a center for excellence in pharmacy education with the objective of strengthening the health care of the country.

“We intend to use PharmAcademic for planning, executing, monitoring and assessing the activities of experiential education and training in our Pharm.D. program,” stated Dr. G. Parthasarathi, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysuru. “The features of PharmAcademic are found to be very comprehensive, user friendly and customizable, as well as offering robust reporting and data management. Our students and preceptors are excited and very eager to use this technology,” said Dr. Parthasarathi.

“We found the responsiveness of McCreadie Group’s corporate office and technical support team phenomenal during the demonstration session and licensing process,” added Dr. Arun KP, faculty member of the University.

PharmAcademic is a web-based technology used by leading colleges of pharmacy to lend efficiencies to the management of curriculum, courses, experiential education and assessments. The product’s integrated design facilitates efficient collaboration by providing access to a multitude of reports and enabling sharing, combining and analysis of data.

“The decision to expand into strategically selected markets outside the U.S. will enable us to participate in the important goal of developing competencies in pharmacy students in other countries. The dedication of JSS to becoming a pharmacy practice leader with the objective of strengthening the health care of the country aligns well with our focus on the needs of pharmacy educators, residency program directors and researchers,” said Scott McCreadie, president of McCreadie Group. “2015 has been a year of significant growth for the company and, as 2016 unfolds, we are thrilled to welcome our first international college of pharmacy.”

About The McCreadie Group McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. McCreadie Group’s goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.

About JSS University Colleges of Pharmacy, Mysuru and Ooty

Since 2008, JSS University, Mysuru is offering a Pharm.D. program in its two campuses situated at Mysuru and Ooty, both having more than three decades of academic and research excellence. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education – International Services Program (ACPE-ISP), USA, has granted certification to the Pharm.D. Program of JSS University offered at Colleges of Pharmacy, Mysore and Ooty. This is the first Pharm.D. program to receive  the certification, not only in India but also in Asia–Pacific Region. These colleges experiment, experience, excel and establish standards for the Pharmacy Practice curriculum, teaching, training, assessment and thus are positioned as renowned Pharmacy Education, Training and Research Institutions in India.

http://www.jssuni.edu.in


McCreadie Group to Exhibit Vestigo IDS Software March 16 - 18 at HOPA's 12th Annual Conference

Visit Booth 500 in the exhibit hall of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia during the 12th Annual Conference of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), March 16 – 18, 2016.


McCreadie Group Receives FastTrack Award for Third Consecutive Year

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Contact: Kim Zurawski kim@mccreadiegroup.com

202-265-1280

McCreadie Group Receives FastTrack Award by Ann Arbor SPARK for Third Consecutive Year

Ann Arbor-based pharmacy software solutions company awarded Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack award for accelerated growth and revenue for three years running

NOVEMBER 24, 2015 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – McCreadie Group, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based pharmacy software developer, was recognized for outstanding business success when SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to 14 Washtenaw County-based companies that have demonstrated fast growth.

McCreadie Group has delivered compelling and valuable web-based tools that improve efficiency, facilitate compliance and enhance outcomes for research pharmacies, residency programs and pharmacy education for more than ten years. In doing so, the company has created jobs and made a positive contribution to the region’s economy.

“It is very gratifying for our company to be recognized with a FastTrack award again this year,” said McCreadie Group founder and president, Scott McCreadie. “By continuing to listen to the needs of clients, we are planning strategic enhancements and growth and hope to be on the FastTrack winners’ list again next year.”

McCreadie Group has strategically grown from its start in 2004 as a software source for clinical documentation and investigational drug service management to a well-recognized supplier of cloud-based pharmacy software for many of the most highly respected research pharmacies, colleges of pharmacy and accredited pharmacy residency programs in the country. McCreadie products are powerful, intuitive tools that enable autonomy when clients want it, while its service model gives them access to responsive support professionals when they need it.

 

A video featuring this year’s FastTrack winners can be seen at the Ann Arbor SPARK website at www.annarbor-usa.org/about-us-news, or on the YouTube video titled Ann Arbor Region Companies Win 2015 Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack Award. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTHRN7sxnpc)

 

About McCreadie Group

The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. McCreadie Group’s goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit www.mccreadiegroup.com.

 

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Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®, Selected by Moffitt Cancer Center

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Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®, Selected by Moffitt Cancer Center NCI-designated cancer care leader selects McCreadie Group’s Vestigo as best-of-breed technology for IDS management.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – McCreadie Group, Inc., a privately held pharmacy software solutions provider headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., is pleased to announce Moffitt Cancer Center’s decision to implement its web-based Investigational Drug Service (IDS) product, Vestigo®.

Moffitt Cancer Center is well known for its contributions to the prevention and cure of cancer. Begun in 1978 when H. Lee Moffitt, then a Florida state representative, initiated discussions about constructing a cancer center in Tampa, the Cancer Center overcame considerable challenges before opening to patients in October of 1986.

Moffitt is proud to be one of only 45 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the country, and the only NCI center based in Florida. An NCI designation is the highest recognition of quality cancer research, spanning population, basic and translational sciences.

Launched in 2005, Vestigo eliminates many of the manual steps involved in investigational drug service operations. It has set the industry standard for IDS automation by significantly enhancing efficiencies while helping to ensure that complex protocols are properly managed for consistency, safety and compliance.

Vestigo is used by nearly 50 percent of all NCI-designated cancer centers and 55 percent of the 2015/2016 U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranked hospitals for cancer.

Vestigo adds accuracy and efficiencies to protocol management, inventory control, dispensing and labeling, billing, accountability reporting, monitor activities and scheduling. It also facilitates compliance to the principles and best practices of IDS, including the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Best Practice Standards, which apply to any clinical research involving medications. HOPA recommends the use of computer software for investigational medication management.

“Vestigo has been supporting the needs of IDS operations to improve efficiencies and safeguard protocols for almost eleven years now,” says Scott McCreadie, PharmD, MBA, founder and president of McCreadie Group. “We are honored to have been selected by Moffitt Cancer Center, an organization whose contributions span science, prevention and clinical research.”

About McCreadie Group

The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. McCreadie Group’s goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit www.mccreadiegroup.com.

 


Visit McCreadie Group - Booth #1925 - ASHP 50th Midyear Clinical Meeting - December 6 - 10, 2015 - Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA


California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Seminar 2015 - October 8 - 11 - Booth 1, Nautilus Hall

McCreadie Group will feature its web-based software for research pharmacy drug protocol management, Vestigo, and its pharmacy education program management software, PharmAcademic, at Booth 1 in Nautilus Hall at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina October 8 – 11, 2015.


PharmAcademic™ Launched for ASHP-Accredited Residency Programs

PharmAcademic™ Launched for ASHP-Accredited Residency Programs.

JUNE 25, 2015 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – McCreadie Group announces the launch of the expanded version of PharmAcademic™, its web-based pharmacy education management software, to include the support of pharmacy resident evaluations and facilitate documentation of a systems-based approach to training, a requirement under the new ASHP (Association of Health-System Pharmacists) residency standards.

PharmAcademic and its companion product, PharmPortfolio, have been helping colleges of pharmacy manage experiential education, curricular outcomes, assessments and student portfolios since 2009.

In 2007, McCreadie Group partnered with ASHP to offer ResiTrak, McCreadie Group’s residency management software, to all ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. In the fall of 2014, ASHP announced its selection of PharmAcademic to replace ResiTrak in a newly expanded application.

As a result, McCreadie Group has added the functionality of ResiTrak to PharmAcademic enabling the software to support both college of pharmacy and residency-specific requirements. For residency program management, PharmAcademic is licensed solely by ASHP and is available, as a member benefit, to accredited residency programs.

In colleges of pharmacy and residencies where PharmAcademic is used, program directors and preceptors can now use one application to manage both students and residents. The combined solution enhances McCreadie Group’s ability to meet the evolving needs of pharmacy educators to demonstrate student and resident learning.

“The expanded product functionality enriches our service to all pharmacy education and resident program stakeholders. This new product iteration provides intuitive, comprehensive tools to help measure student and resident competencies, improve the operations of colleges of pharmacy and residency programs, and assist these programs in meeting their accreditation standards,” said Scott R. McCreadie, President of McCreadie Group. “We are very pleased to continue our great professional relationship with ASHP.”

PharmAcademic, and its applicability to both colleges of pharmacy and residency program management, will be showcased at the McCreadie Group exhibit, booth 502, during the AACP 2015 Annual Conference, July 11–15, at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

About McCreadie Group McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit www.mccreadiegroup.com.   


Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®, Selected by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

McCreadie Group, Inc.

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kim@mccreadiegroup.com

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Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®, Selected by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Pharmacy software company’s web-based solution chosen by Washington D.C. healthcare leader to enhance IDS efficiencies and safety. 

JUNE 18, 2015 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – McCreadie Group, Inc., a privately held pharmacy software solutions provider headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., is pleased to announce MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s decision to implement its web-based Investigational Drug Service (IDS) product, Vestigo®.

Launched in 2005, Vestigo eliminates many of the manual steps involved in IDS operations. It has set the industry standard for IDS automation by significantly enhancing efficiencies while helping ensure that complex protocols are properly managed for consistency, safety and compliance. Vestigo is used by many of the country’s top research institutions, as well as several smaller research pharmacies.

Because it greatly reduces the manual steps and paperwork involved in the IDS operation, Vestigo adds accuracy and efficiencies to protocol management, inventory control, dispensing and labeling, billing, accountability reporting, monitor activities and  scheduling.

Attention was recently drawn to the principles and practices of IDS by the Hematology / Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Best Practice Standards, published in the fall of last year. The standards apply to any clinical research involving medications. HOPA recommends the use of computer software for investigational medication management.

“Vestigo has a ten-year track record of supporting the needs of IDS operations across the country to improve efficiencies and safeguard protocols,” said Scott McCreadie, PharmD, MBA, founder and president of McCreadie Group. “MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is well known for its progressive research and adoption of cutting-edge technologies. We are thrilled to have them join our growing list of prestigious clients.”

Vestigo is used by 45 percent of the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranked hospitals for cancer, as well as 45 percent of all National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and 70 percent of the top National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research institutions.

About McCreadie Group

The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit www.mccreadiegroup.com.

 

 


Auburn University - Harrison School of Pharmacy Selects PharmAcademic for Program Management

Auburn University – Harrison School of Pharmacy Selects PharmAcademic for Program Management 

Web-based technology tool to add efficiencies and enhance outcomes of pharmacy education program. 

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) April 07, 2015

Auburn University – Harrison School of Pharmacy has selected PharmAcademic from McCreadie Group to assist in the management of their pharmacy program’s experiential education, curricular outcomes, assessments and student portfolios.

Auburn’s pharmacy program, founded in 1885, ranks among the top 20 percent in the country. The Harrison School of Pharmacy, with campuses in Auburn and Mobile, Alabama, offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, as well as graduate degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“PharmAcademic will improve how we communicate, share data, monitor progress and map outcomes,” said Lynn Stevenson, Pharm. D., Director of Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Harrison School of Pharmacy. “The fact that PharmAcademic’s functionality will support college of pharmacy and residency-specific requirements, and allow program directors and preceptors to use one application to manage students and residents, offers us unique benefits.”

PharmAcademic is web-based technology used by leading colleges of pharmacy to streamline the management of curriculum, courses, experiential education and assessments. The product’s integrated design facilitates efficient collaboration by providing access to a multitude of reports and enabling sharing, combining and analysis of data.

The PharmAcademic software is being expanded to include the functionality of ResiTrak, McCreadie Group’s residency management software. The expansion positions PharmAcademic to support both colleges of pharmacy and residency-specific requirements while allowing program directors and preceptors to use one application for the management of students and residents. The growth in functionality optimizes operational efficiencies and provides a consistent and familiar method of measuring student and resident competencies.

“The Auburn team’s diligent decision-making process considered all aspects of the pharmacy education workflow and users of the software,” said Kim Zurawski, McCreadie Group’s director of sales and marketing. “We are looking forward to working with this top-notch group of professionals.”

About The McCreadie Group McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. McCreadie Group’s goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.

About the Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. In 2014, the school adopted the slogan, “Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research, Education and Patient Care.” For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

 


McCreadie Group and Visante Consulting Form Alliance to Advance New Ideas, Introduce Technology and Support Best Practices

McCreadie Group and Visante Consulting Form Alliance to Advance New Ideas, Introduce Technology and Support Best Practices 

Pharmacy software solutions company and medication management consulting firm form mutually beneficial partnership.

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

McCreadie Group, a leading supplier of software solutions for research pharmacies, colleges of pharmacy, healthcare providers and residency programs, and Visante®, a medication management consulting firm with service offerings for hospitals and health systems, managed care, PBMs, and others, are pleased to announce an alliance between the two companies effective immediately.

The alliance creates opportunities to expand the value to the respective and mutual clients of McCreadie Group and Visante. It is intended to strengthen existing abilities to deliver sustainable operational and clinical improvements.

“We are committed to bringing new ideas, best practices and cutting-edge technologies to our clients,” said Jim Jorgenson, CEO of Visante. “McCreadie Group’s software for investigational drug service, Vestigo®, is a great example of technology that, whether combined with our services or adopted as a singular step in an ongoing process of improvement, will result in the kinds of true and lasting advancements in safety and compliance that we strive to deliver.”

Visante’s interdisciplinary consulting solutions are well-recognized for their application of the highest ethical standards for leadership, regulatory compliance, education and practice innovation.

“Compliance and safety are our clients’ fundamental goals when they come to us to learn more about Vestigo,” said Scott McCreadie, founder and president of McCreadie Group. “Visante’s approach to listening to needs, studying operations and working throughout an organization to identify practical solutions makes them an ideal partner to McCreadie Group.”

Vestigo has set the industry standard for IDS automation by adding accuracy, consistency and efficiencies to the workflows of many of the country’s most prominent research institutions, as well as several smaller research pharmacies. More than 50 percent of the U.S. News & World Report top-ranked hospitals for cancer, 70 percent of top 10 NIH-funded research institutions and 45 percent of NCI-designated cancer centers use Vestigo.

About McCreadie Group The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.

About Visante Visante is a medication management consulting firm providing services to hospitals and health systems, managed care, PBMs, and others. With medication as the fastest-growing expense line and primary therapeutic modal for most organizations, optimal medication management is key to organizations wanting to impact patient care and cost. Visante has more than 60 consultants in the US, Canada and the UK. Learn more at http://www.visanteinc.com.

 


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Selects McCreadie Group Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Selects McCreadie Group Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo® 

Pharmacy software solutions company helps leading academic medical center streamline workflow and regulatory compliance. 

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 24, 2015

McCreadie Group, Inc., a privately held pharmacy software company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., announces Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) as a recent adopter of Vestigo®, the company’s web-based software for Investigational Drug Service (IDS) management.

By replacing manual processes, Vestigo adds efficiencies and accuracy to the workflow of investigational drug service operations. Vestigo supports the critical need for accountability in IDS and helps ensure that complex protocols are properly managed for consistency, safety and regulatory compliance.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation’s most prominent academic medical centers and home to a distinguished academic research program. Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks BIDMC as a “Best Hospital” in multiple specialties.

Attention was recently drawn to the principles and practices of IDS by the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Best Practice Standards, announced in September 2014. The standards are directed at organizations managing clinical research in cancer patients, but apply to any clinical research involving medications.

“Top research institutions, as well as many smaller research pharmacies across the country, are recognizing the value of our secure, web-based product to structure protocols in a logical way that lends itself to safety and compliance,” said Mike Schlesselman, PharmD, director of research products for McCreadie Group. “We are thrilled to have Beth Israel Deaconess join our growing list of esteemed clients.”

Launched in 2005, Vestigo is currently used by more than 50 percent of the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report top-ranked hospitals for cancer, 70 percent of the top NIH-funded research institutions and 40 percent of the NCI-designated cancer centers in the nation.

About McCreadie Group The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. The company’s goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support to healthcare providers, researchers and stakeholders in pharmacy education. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.

About BIDMC Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Senior Life and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and The Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit http://www.bidmc.org.

 


McCreadie Group will showcase Vestigo at booth 512 at HOPA’s 11th Annual Conference March 25 - 28, 2015 in Austin TX

McCreadie Group will exhibit its IDS management software, Vestigo, at booth 512 at HOPA’s 11th Annual Conference. More than 900 hematology/oncology pharmacy practitioners will attend the conference at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas March 25-28, 2015.


McCreadie Group Implements Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

McCreadie Group Implements Investigational Drug Service Software, Vestigo®, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute 

Pharmacy software solutions company helps leading cancer research institute streamline workflow and improve quality assurance.

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

McCreadie Group, Inc., a privately held pharmacy software solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., announces Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) as a new user of its web-based Investigational Drug Service (IDS) software, Vestigo®.

Vestigo® has set the industry standard for IDS automation by lending efficiencies to the workflow of investigational drug service operations while helping ensure that complex protocols are properly managed for consistency, safety and regulatory compliance. Launched in 2005, Vestigo® is used by many of the country’s top research institutions, as well as several smaller research pharmacies.

RPCI, located in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., includes a medical research complex on its 28-acre campus. Since its founding in 1898 as the country’s first cancer center, RPCI has held a leadership position in setting standards of cancer care, research and education.

“Accuracy in drug delivery and dose documentation are critical elements of clinical research, patient safety and care optimization. Integration of an electronic drug-accountability system into our investigational drug service is central to that effort,” said Barbara Todaro, BS, PharmD, Director of the Investigational Drug Service at RPCI. “Today’s technological tools bring new capabilities that we expect will streamline our workflow at the same time that they enhance our quality-assurance efforts.”

Attention was recently drawn to the principles and practices of IDS by the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Best Practice Standards, announced in September 2014. The standards are directed at organizations managing clinical research in cancer patients, but apply to any clinical research involving medications.

“Vestigo® serves to help IDS comply with the HOPA Best Practice Standards in several areas, but is probably most directly relevant to its general best practice guideline of using computer software for investigational medication management,” said Mike Schlesselman, PharmD, director of research products for McCreadie Group. “Vestigo® is proving itself in 50 research hospitals and cancer centers across the country every day. We are very pleased to add Roswell Park to our rapidly growing list of prestigious clients.”

Vestigo® is used by 45 percent of all National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and 70 percent of the top National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research institutions.

About McCreadie Group The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.

About Roswell Park Cancer Institute The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci(at) roswellpark(dot)org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.


ASHP Announces Selection of PharmAcademic for New PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Standard.

PRESS RELEASE

ASHP Announces Selection of PharmAcademic for New PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Standard.

10/28/2014

ASHP is pleased to announce the selection of PharmAcademic from the McCreadie Group, Inc., to support the evaluation of residents and to provide documentation of a systems-based approach to training for ASHP-accredited residencies under the new, recently-approved PGY1 residency standard.  Since 2007, McCreadie Group has partnered with ASHP to offer ResiTrak to all ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. PharmAcademic and its companion product, PharmPortfolio, are used by leading colleges of pharmacy to manage experiential education, curricular outcomes, assessments and student portfolios.   “ASHP has been able to promote systematic program design, timely feedback to residents and the maintenance of documentation required for accreditation by working with the McCreadie Group and offering ResiTrak as a member benefit,” said Janet Silvester, M.B.A., FASHP, Vice President of Accreditation Services.  “The tool supports program growth by automating much of the documentation needed from our residency programs.  We look forward to continuing working with the McCreadie Group to support the new residency standard.” PharmAcademic, software that streamlines the management of the elements associated with pharmacy student education, will be expanded to include the functionality of ResiTrak, McCreadie Group’s residency management software. The resulting product, a newly-enriched PharmAcademic, will support both college of pharmacy and residency-specific requirements while allowing program directors and preceptors to use one application to manage both students and residents (in sites where the schools or colleges of pharmacy use PharmAcademic). The enhanced PharmAcademic software will be available to PGY1 Pharmacy Programs for the 2015-16 residency year. ResiTrak will continue to be supported until all PGY1 and PGY2 programs have converted to the new standard. “We are very pleased to continue our relationship with ASHP through the existing ResiTrak system and now PharmAcademic” says Scott R. McCreadie, President of the McCreadie Group.  “Combining these products will better serve the pharmacy education providers, students and residents through comprehensive electronic tools to help measure student and resident competencies and facilitate improvements in operational efficiencies of the programs.” More information about PharmAcademic and Frequently Asked Questions are available within the ResiTrak application.

About ASHP

ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings.  The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.

 

About The McCreadie Group

The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit www.mccreadiegroup.com.

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McCreadie Group Receives FastTrack Award for the Second Consecutive Year

McCreadie Group recognized for accelerated growth and revenue.

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) November 18, 2014

FastTrack, an annual program sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, rewards companies in Washtenaw County for outstanding business success. This year’s FastTrack Award winners were honored Friday evening, November 7, at the Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. Among the winners for the second year running was McCreadie Group, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based pharmacy software solutions company.

The company, founded in 2004 by Scott McCreadie, PharmD, MBA and Barbara McCreadie, PhD, MS, MSE, serves the needs of the hospital pharmacy industry for greater efficiencies and enhanced safety. FastTrack Awards are presented to companies that had at least $100,000 gross revenue in 2010, with an annual average growth of 20 percent for the following three consecutive years. Each year’s revenues must be greater than the previous year’s revenues.

“We are pleased to be recognized with a FastTrack award again this year,” said McCreadie Group founder and president, Scott McCreadie. “It would not be possible without the attention we’ve given to the quality of our products, people and processes. Market responsiveness, strategic hiring decisions, and product line extensions and enhancements will continue to support our goals for the company and the pharmacy industry.”

Scott McCreadie developed his interests in technology and business during pharmacy school at the University of Michigan. As he progressed through a career in pharmacy and IT, McCreadie designed and developed a number of software solutions for research and hospital pharmacies. In 2004, McCreadie Group, Inc. was formed. McCreadie’s combined business, technology and pharmacy experience facilitated the recognition of additional unmet needs in pharmacy resident and student education management as well as research pharmacy management.

By 2010, the company was experiencing tremendous growth. McCreadie Group’s web-based solutions for the research, education and hospital markets include Vestigo®, investigational drug service automation; PharmAcademic™, software that facilitates efficiencies in the coordination of pharmacy school education; and ResiTrak™, a pharmacy residency program-management tool licensed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.

 

 


McCreadie Group, Inc. Hires New Staff, Plans for Future Expansion

McCreadie Group, Inc. Hires New Staff, Plans for Future Expansion  

Michigan-based pharmacy software development company adds new Director of Sales and Marketing, among other positions.

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) September 25, 2014

McCreadie Group, Inc. is pleased to announce recent hire, Kim Zurawski, as Director of Sales and Marketing. Zurawski holds sales and marketing responsibilities for McCreadie Group’s web-based solutions for pharmacy schools, residency programs, researchers and healthcare providers.

Zurawski brings with her more than 25 years of healthcare marketing and pharmacy software product management experience. Previously, she was engaged as a consultant by the founder and president of the company, Dr. Scott McCreadie.

“Consulting for McCreadie Group allowed me to see the company and its products from inside the organization. I knew I was joining a team of market-driven talent able to deliver high-value products and outstanding client support,” said Zurawski.

The hire is only the latest step in the president’s goals for carefully planned expansion.

“Over the last several years, we have experienced solid year-over-year growth in all our product categories,” said McCreadie. “As we continue to grow, we are making strategic additions to our team and infrastructure that will enhance our products without sacrificing our dedication to customer service.”

Other recent hires include Joel Powell, Director of Software Development. Powell brought to the company more than 20 years of experience creating large-scale web applications for medical and education markets. His focus is rapid delivery of value to customers using agile development processes.

“Every hiring decision we make considers our commitment to meeting the needs of the pharmacy market, particularly our clients and prospects in research, education and healthcare,” said McCreadie. “Fulfilling that commitment is a hallmark of McCreadie Group and the biggest contributor to our growth and success.”

The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit http://www.mccreadiegroup.com.


McCreadie Group Implements Interface with Automated Carousel from Grifols

The combination of Vestigo from McCreadie Group and the SencorpWhite automated carousel from Grifols provides enhanced investigational drug storage in a controlled and secured environment, while allowing for full drug accountability.

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