Typically, hospitals rely on a manual process for medication management. Central pharmacies control the receipt and storage of drugs from wholesalers and stock med rooms, dispensing cabinets and satellite pharmacies. Nurses on the wards throughout the hospital manage the dispensing of individual patients’ daily medication. Thus, drugs may be stored in several different locations or departments. As a result, hospitals often do not have an accurate, real-time view into their inventories and distribution activities.
Swisslog’s medication management solutions automate medication storage, retrieval and dispensing to help enable tracking and traceability, reduce errors and improve patient safety.
Our pharmacy automation systems enable hospitals to:
- Accurately package bulk medications with barcode identification
- Control the supply chain from dock to the patient
- Store and dispense different types of medications
- Automatically replenish unit-based cabinets, patient carts and nurse servers
- Accurately dispense drugs to patients at bedside
ATP®-Series - Automated Tablet Packaging System
(Exclusive to North America)
Hospitals and pharmacies rely on the ATP to streamline medication management. The versatile system automates tablet packaging to increase staff efficiency and patient safety.
BoxPicker™ Automated Pharmacy Storage System
With the BoxPicker Automated Pharmacy Storage System, hospital pharmacies can fully automate medication storage and retrieval; which not only eliminates picking errors and increases safety at dispense, but also creates a more efficient pharmacy workflow This high-density pharmacy automation system eliminates the need for static shelving and is a robotic replacement for vertical pharmacy carousel systems, refrigerated drug storage and narcotic vaults.
BullsEye™ Tablet Splitter
Pharmacies frequently split pills to provide a lower dose of an active ingredient or when the pills available provide a larger dose than required. Consumers often split pills to save money on drug costs when higher-dose tablets are sold at the same price as a lower-dose one. Clinicians who choose to split pills should be aware that not all drugs in tablet form are suitable for splitting. Some medications, such as those in capsule or controlled-release forms, are not safe to split. Tablets that crumble easily, or split unevenly because they are too round or small, can result in loss of drug product. And, it is important to manage the uniformity of the split to ensure proper patient dosing.
PillPick® Automated Packaging and Dispensing System
A pharmacy automation system, PillPick helps hospitals eliminate the opportunity for medication errors during packaging and dispensing—ultimately increasing patient safety. PillPick decreases human touches in bar coding, packaging, storing and dispensing unit dose medications. By automating these tasks, the packaging and dispensing system streamlines hospital pharmacy operations and increases accuracy.
UniPick 2 Drug Dispensing System
An automated drug dispensing system, UniPick 2 reduces the manual dispensing process for outpatient medication – decreasing errors and increasing staff productivity. Pharmacists can now spend more time counseling patients on medication information and administration.