Marketed by: Aprexis Health Solutions
Aprexis unveiled Senior Care, a module of the Aprexis Platform for pharmacists and other health care providers that assists in medication reviews for older adults. Senior Care supports pharmacists in medication therapy management consultations that focus on optimizing seniors’ use of medication. With Senior Care, pharmacists can evaluate the appropriateness of a medication regimen and screen for lifestyle concerns, which allows them to create customized medication services. The cloud-based module contains clinical and motivational interview techniques to help pharmacists get the most out of each patient consultation. Pharmacists can use the information they gather to create an action plan outlining changes to or recommendations for the patient’s drug therapy regimen for quick physician approval and implementation.
For More Information: www.aprexis.com
Marketed by: Cardinal Health Inc
To help hospitals optimize patient safety and improve efficiency, Cardinal Health recently unveiled BarCode360. The solution supports hospitals’ medication safety initiatives by making it easier, more timely, and more cost efficient to order medications and ensure the more unit-dose medications can be scanned at the patient bedside. BarCode360 helps improve pharmacy operations and staff efficiency by reducing the resources assigned to the daily management of the bar-code database by ensuring that medications are available when needed. BarCode360 also synchronizes the hospital’s product master as nurses scan medications and administer them to patients. This ensures that dispensing machines are appropriately stocked, based on real-time information.
For More Information: www.cardinalhealth.com
Marketed by: McKesson High Volume Solutions
To help meet the demands of ambulatory pharmacies, McKesson High Volume Solutions recently launched ExpressRx Track—an automated, high-speed conveyorbased solution for pharmacies dispensing up to 3000 prescriptions per day. It offers a small footprint and affordability, and it is scalable to fit the needs of any pharmacy that is interested in centralizing pharmacy dispensing efficiency with mail order, specialty, or central fill model. ExpressRx Track automates up to 99% of all countable prescriptions and enhances safety with radio frequency identification, bar-code, and imaging technology. The solution fully integrates with multiple pharmacy systems.
For More Information: www.mckesson.com
Compact Robotic System
Marketed by: ScriptPro ScriptPro’s sleek new addition to its line of robotic prescription dispensing systems—the Computer Robotic System (CRS)—is designed for tight spaces and pharmacies with lower volumes that want to improve patient safety and operational efficiency. CRS automates repetitive, manual dispensing tasks that are labor intensive and subject to human error. CRS interfaces with pharmacy management systems to fill, label, and deliver up to 150 prescriptions per hour. The system contains 75 universal dispensing cells, includes 2 bulk load vial dispensers, and supports a variety of vial and bottle types and sizes. CRS prints and applies the prescription and auxiliary labels, and delivers uncapped vials for final inspection and onscreen drug image verification. For accuracy and quality control, bar codes are used throughout the process.
For More Information: www.scriptpro.com
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