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PillPick is an automated unit dose packaging, storage and dispensing system. It utilizes bar-code technology to improve the pharmacy’s productivity and enhance patient safety. Learn more about the components of the PillPick pharmacy automation system below.
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St. Peter's Hospital PillPick System in the News
The Swisslog PillPick pharmacy automation system at St. Peter’s Hospital—part of Hamilton Health Sciences, was featured in a CHCH News segment, "Robots Used in Pharmacy Role." The Ribbon cutting for the system go-live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was today, June 10, 2013.
Workstation for preparing all medications for packaging, storage and dispensing. Canisters (PillBox/PhialBox) are encoded with medication-specific information. Information is written to a radio frequency (RF) tag and output to a bar-code label.
- PillBox - Tamper resistant canister for tablets and capsules.
- PhialBox - Tamper resistant canister for medications to be over-wrapped (unit dose vials, ampoules, cups and syringes.
Module for expediting the loading and unloading of items to be over-wrapped (PhialBoxes) into the packager (PillPicker).
Central packaging component of the PillPick system. Unit dose medications are either dispensed from this unit or automatically loaded into storage (DrugNest).
High-density storage of bar-coded unit doses. This component stores medicaitons, purges expired medications, automates returns, credits returned medications, and supports complete inventory control.
A 24-hour supply of bar-coded patient medications, assembled on a patented, flexible ring. Medications are arranged in the order of administration. PickRing is easily configurable.
Loads unit dose medications in patient-specific drawers in cart exchange units. FillBox automatically opens, fills, labels, and closes cart drawers.
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CNN: Robots as Pharmacists? In this video, CNN's Dan Simon Examines how a robotic pharmacy at the UCSF Medical Center could be the next big thing for hospitals.
Looking for external media on the PillPick system? The MarCom department has put together a collection of external media resource links on our External Media Resources page.
Pharmacy article details improvements with Swisslog PillPick and BoxPicker, “New UCSF Robotic Pharmacy Aims to Improve Patient Safety"
Swisslog pharmacy automation products recognized in "2011 Best of What’s New Award" from Popular Science
Swisslog PillPick and BoxPicker featured in video, “UCSF Medical Center Opens Robotic Pharmacy to Improve Patient Safety"
Drug Topics automated pharmacy article features Swisslog PillPick and BoxPicker devices