Automated Pharma System Solutions That Reduce Errors And Save Time

Posted on: 23 August 2021

The use of pill dispensing equipment and autonomous robots in pharma system solutions can reduce errors and save time. If you work in an environment that involves dispensing medications, promote your business by informing your clients about automated upgrades you are incorporating into your business. Read on to learn how these types of equipment can be useful in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Automatic Dispensers

Manually counting pills, preparing the proper dosages, and labeling bottles are tasks that pharmacists often perform. But human error can result in someone taking an incorrect dosage, which could be life threatening. The pharmacist also has less time to interact with clients, because filling the prescriptions pulls them away from the counter.

In contrast, automatic dispensers use sensors, barcode readers, and a conveyor belt to issue prepared dosages. As prescriptions are dropped off, a pharmacy technician retrieves them. They are then batched and placed inside of a basket. The basket is placed upon a conveyor belt. Once the basket reaches the end of the belt, the equipment retrieves the prescriptions and scans the information printed on them.

After the information is scanned, corresponding pills are systematically retrieved from a shelving system. The equipment dispenses the pills into a container, which is sealed and labeled. This system has greater accuracy than human pharmacists are capable of maintaining.

Upgrading to an automatic dispenser can boost clients' confidence and trust in the pharmacy. During patient consultations conducted on the premises or via an online portal, pharmacists can inform clients about the precision of the automated dispenser. People who may be concerned about not receiving their prescriptions on time or who are concerned about the potential for human error may be impressed with the updated dispensing method that your business will be using. 

Autonomous Robots

Hospitals usually include various departments that handle patients with varying illnesses or injuries. Many of these patients require prescription medications. But the 'in-house' pharmacy might be physically located far from some of the departments. Typically, staff members pick up the prescriptions and deliver them to various drop-off spots within a hospital.

Because the collection and delivery efforts can take a considerable amount of time to complete, using an autonomous robot to handle the delivery requirements is a smart option. An autonomous robot contains a control panel, storage trays, a flat loading dock, and wheels. It uses sensors to navigate its way through corridors.

Because the robots don't have other duties and can't be distracted from their work, their delivery schedule will be regular. With the use of automated equipment, your staff will be freed up to do other tasks, and you can assure your clients that their medications will be delivered in a timely manner.