Delivering excellent patient care is the number-one priority of every hospital. Automating the distribution of medication throughout the hospital not only allows the right medications to reach the right individuals at the right time, it also enables nurses and other skilled professionals to focus on direct patient care and not routine delivery tasks. Swisslog’s automated material transport and material management systems provide efficient, precise and rapid drug delivery.
Through a combination of transport via pneumatic tube systems, autonomous mobile robots, automated guided vehicles and electric track vehicles, hospitals can automate all aspects of medication delivery – enhancing patient and staff satisfaction. Designed with the needs of hospital pharmacies in mind, Swisslog’s automated material handling solutions:
- Enhance turnaround time
- Provide security and traceability for high-value and high-risk medications
- Manage bulk deliveries from the dock to the main and satellite pharmacies
- Allow for quick delivery of non-routine orders, new orders and stat doses
- Enable staff to be redeployed from managing and delivering medications to direct, patient-related tasks
Pneumatic Tube Systems
Delivering prompt, customized care is critical to improving the patient experience and ultimately enabling better patient outcomes. Swisslog’s family of pneumatic tube systems helps hospitals meet patient needs by efficiently transporting drugs, documents and specimens to and from nurses’ stations, labs, inpatient and outpatient pharmacies, blood banks and the ED.
TransCar® Automated Guided Vehicle
TransCar Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) help hospitals take control of their on-demand and routine material transport activities. By using self-guided vehicles, staff can remain focused on patient-care activities instead of delivering materials, thereby improving quality of care and reducing operational costs.
Impending medication tracking legislation, including the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), is leading health systems to explore new procedures, standards and technology to achieve compliance. Maintaining control of the medication distribution process in your hospital is a critical piece of ensuring chain-of-custody. Delivery Manager is an intelligent tracking application that provides a single point of control, accountability and traceability throughout the entire delivery process. Transcendent of any single hospital department, the service combines technology and best practice workflow to track materials throughout the hospital.