Pharmacy Automation Process for Hospitals Presented in White Paper

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Swisslog Healthcare Solutions has published a white paper entitled An Introduction to PillPick – Important questions every hospital pharmacy should consider before implementing pharmacy automation.

This study examines the critical issues challenging today’s hospital pharmacies including reduction of medication errors through automation, potential pharmacy workflow processes, and an examination of the total pharmacy automation concept provided by the Swisslog PillPick system.

The paper’s author, Gwen Volpe (RPh) is the resident Pharmacy Consultant for Swisslog Healthcare Solutions division.

The paper outlines seven important automation consideration questions including multi-tasking capability, returned drug processes, degree of automation required, percent of formulary accommodated by automation, staffing implications, percent of oral solids accommodated, and benefits of automation to partner hospital departments such as nursing.

The seven-page report can be obtained by contacting Swisslog’s HCS Customer Solutions group at 1-800-764-0300.

Learn more about the entire Swisslog HCS pharmacy automation solution at Swisslog’s Automated Drug Management System web page.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistic solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. The comprehensive portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers including Swisslog’s software, in-house logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management. Swisslog’s solutions optimize the customer’s production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase their flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service, while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs around 1,850 staff in 23 countries worldwide. For more information, visit


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