Tag: pharmacy automation

America's Pharmacy Tour Collaboration

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 23, 2017

Which comes first? Technology or Automation or Sustainability or Profitability. Read more ...

Points of Difference Define Pharmacy Technology Today

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / August 29, 2017

How Is It We Are? Which comes first? Technology and automation or sustainability and profitability? In today’s independent pharmacy environment many of the needs for sustainability and profitability has caused an influx of new automated technologies that emphasize labor reduction, improved workflow efficiencies and error avoidance. Automated technology designers and equipment manufacturers have been brought to the independent pharmacy marketplace by these needs. Read more ...

Sustainability Toward the Intersection of Pharmacy Technology and Its Future

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 20, 2017

How Is It We Are? Where were we with pharmacy automation and pharmacy technology ten even five years ago? Can you recall? I do and it is such a success story. As pharmacists, we are ascending a very special path toward sustainability for independent pharmacy profitability. Why? Those independent pharmacies owners who have embraced newer technologies know this. Many large retail chains are even adopting the independent pharmacy learnings. How do we know independent pharmacy is on a special ascension? Read more ...

DOSIS: An Advanced Pharmacy Automation Dispensing System

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

DOSIS: An Advanced Pharmacy Automation Dispensing System What's a DOSIS? In ancient times, the Greeks used the term dosis to describe "a measured dose of medicine". Do you recall this term while reading Homer's Odyssey or Aristotle's writings on Economics (one of his 23 volumes translated and published in 1935 by the Harvard University Press)? Read more ...

Synmed® Automation System is Poetry in Motion

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Is Synergy Like Poetry in Motion? What is synergy? "Combined action or operation" is Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary definition. Synergie Medicale of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada ( www.synmedrx.com ) has applied this definition to the development, manufacture and marketing of a sophisticated, highly-evolved pharmacy automated dispensing system designed to deliver multi-dose blister card-packaged oral solid medications. Read more ...

Tech-Savvy Pharmacies Using Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Are Ahead of the Curve

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Many Information-Based Technologies Can Effect Patient Engagement and Adherence Located on the main floor of the full service Redfern Health Center Clinic is the Redfern Pharmacy. With an automated dispensing system, this pharmacy fills approximately 40 prescriptions per hour for a unique population...college students...attending Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Read more ...

What’s an EyeCon VCS?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Pharmacy automation and pharmacy workflow technology today can come to us from many directions and in all types, shapes and sizes. The EyeCon VCS countertop dispensing system, with a footprint of 1 sq. ft...yes 1 sq.ft... is much more than an automated counting device. Read more ...

Why Reduced Hospital Budgets Value Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Reduced Hospital Budgets and Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Are Allies Hospital administrators today are stressed. Challenges come from all operational, consumer and governmental directions. The needed success plan: Balance workflow efficiencies with quality of care. Read more ...

ZERO misfills with RxMedic ADS Dispensed Drugs. PERIOD!

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Do You Have Misfills? Probably…with many unrealized or not noted. With over 3.5 Billion prescriptions filled yearly by some approximately 250,000 pharmacists human error must occur. Read more ...