March 17, 2021

ION Solutions Collaborates with Grifols to Expand Suite of Pharmacy Offerings for Specialty Physician Practices

Carrollton, TexasION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen, recently initiated a collaboration with Grifols, a pharmacy technology firm, to introduce Grifols’ PharmacyKeeper solution to oncology practices nationwide that currently provide medically integrated dispensing.PharmacyKeeper is an IV medication workflow system, providing practices with an integrated solution that improves IV workflows, supports regulatory compliance, and enhances key processes within a practice’s current pharmacy operations.

“At ION, we are consistently seeking out opportunities to bolster our capabilities and support for our customers,” said Rick Lozano, Senior Vice President of Specialty Physician Services at AmerisourceBergen. “As oncology practices continue to provide unwavering care for their patients and communities, the PharmacyKeeper solution is an offering will enable the flexibility and efficiencies needed to strengthen their practice and ease their day-to-day workflows.”

“Today’s sterile compounding environment has really driven the need for more standardization, safety and documentation measures, necessitating products like PharmacyKeeper in oncology practices,” said Ken Shriner, Director of Alternate Care, Pharmacy Technology at Grifols. “We look forward to collaborating with such a strong partner like ION to provide a key pharmacy solution for their customers.”

Through a suite of scalable and customizable web and mobile-based applications, PharmacyKeeper helps compounding pharmacies advance patient and staff safety goals, meet and adjust to evolving regulatory compliance requirements, maximize operational efficiencies, and manage staff. PharmacyKeeper supports every step of the IV compounding workflow, with key features including:

  • Master formula record management and compounding records
  • Photo documentation, barcode scanning, and audit logs
  • Remote review and approval of mixing activity and the final product
  • Nucleus software integration with PharmacyKeeper system
  • Accountability/reminders for periodic cleanings
  • Sterile compounding compliance training with continued education content
  • Reports and analytics that track efficiencies and compliance initiatives

For more information about this offering and how to integrate PharmacyKeeper in your practice’s pharmacy operations, contact a clinical practice consultant at

About AmerisourceBergen
AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on the health of people and communities around the world by advancing the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. As a leading global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies and providers, we create unparalleled access, efficiency and reliability for human and animal health. Our 22,000 global team members power our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500 with more than $185 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at   

About Grifols
Grifols is a global healthcare company with more than 75 years of legacy dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. Grifols produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to help them deliver expert medical care. Grifols is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain and has approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries. Learn more at