Hospital pharmacies must distribute medications on time and with a high degree of quality assurance. Unfortunately, pharmacies typically have workflows that do not optimize staff capabilities and deliver value. By focusing on pharmacy workflow improvements, hospitals can ensure efficient flow of medication and information throughout not only the pharmacy, but also the organization as a whole – resulting in higher overall quality of service.
Swisslog’s pharmacy automation systems boost efficiency of pharmacy activities including medication management, packaging, storage and dispensing. By eliminating manual tasks, pharmacies are able to:
- Efficiently manage inventory and reduce drug costs
- Streamline returns and expired medication tracking
- Provide nurses with the medications and supplies they need to administer doses to patients on time
- Optimize pharmacy workflows without adding head count
- Reduce wait time and errors
- Contribute to improvements in the overall quality of service delivered by the hospital
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.
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.
Pharmacy Inventory Manager
From hospital expansions to acquisitions, the rapidly changing healthcare landscape demands agility and resilience from every stakeholder. Pharmacy Inventory Manager is designed with growing health systems in mind—connecting supply chain to patient delivery by controlling the movement of medication across the enterprise. Manage as many or as few locations as you need, from large hospital campuses to clinics and satellite pharmacies.
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.