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2013-08-05 – Jameson Health System Partners with McKesson for Pharmacy Automation Solutions

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Jameson Health System, located north of Pittsburgh, has partnered with McKesson Automation to implement a closed-loop pharmacy automation solution that helps support quality and patient care while freeing pharmacy staff to focus on clinical care activities.

Building on its existing relationship with McKesson for pharmaceutical distribution, Jameson plans to implement a full suite of central pharmacy and point-of-care automation solutions. The new products will help Jameson’s pharmacy to streamline workflow processes and reduce risk through greater visibility into the entire medication management process.

At the point of care, Jameson is implementing AcuDose-Rx medication dispensing cabinets on patient floors, and it is deploying Anesthesia-Rx medication carts in the surgical suite. AcuDose-Rx cabinets feature the exclusive RightStock™ inventory optimization functionality, which has been shown to reduce medication stock outs by up to 70 percent and also reduce the number and instances of expired medications.

In the central pharmacy, Jameson is implementing a bar code-driven robotics system called PROmanager-Rx, which is designed to fully automate the storage, dispensing, returns, and crediting of manufacturer-packaged, oral-solid unit doses.

Jameson also plans to implement Fulfill-Rxsm, an electronic data interchange between McKesson pharmaceutical distribution centers and hospital automation solutions.

August 13, 2013