Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 22, 2010
Sabal Medical, Inc., a privately held company whose products are helping hospitals deliver medications to their patients more safely and efficiently, announced today that their customer, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS), went live March 30, 2010 with Sabal's new comprehensive pharmacy medication supervisory system, SabalRx™.
GHS, located in Greenville County, SC, is a multi-campus, state-of-the-art 1,268-bed system committed to medical excellence through its patient care, research and education. One of their challenges involves coordination of accurate and timely medication dispensing within their central pharmacy operation, which includes unit dose inventory stored in dispensing robots, strip packagers, carousels, and shelf locations. SabalRx™ receives patient and order data from the hospital's information system, compares patient order information to the various inventory locations, and orchestrates the automatic dispensing and bar code scanning of all medications destined for the nursing units. The system also provides automated quality auditing for picked medications and automates previous day medication returns through bar code scanning and a billing interface.
“We are extremely excited to have Greenville using SabalRx™ to supervise and automate their daily picking, quality check and crediting operations," says Bill Park, CEO of Sabal Medical. “To hear from their technicians and pharmacists how much time we save them and how much they like the system validates our efforts in providing efficient products to support the hospital’s bedside patient and medication bar code scanning software. Our customer at Greenville is the leader in deploying systems to prevent medication errors and we’re excited to be an integral part of that.”
Sabal's software and hardware products were designed to work as an integrated solution or as standalone products, giving customers the flexibility to implement just those solutions needed for their operation. Additional SabalRx™ installations are being planned for existing and future customers.
About Sabal Medical
Founded in 2006, Sabal Medical is headquartered in Charleston, SC and is providing pharmacy and nursing technology to improve the safety and efficiency of medication administration for hospitals and long-term care facilities.
About Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS)
GHS, located in Greenville County, SC, is a not-for-profit academic health organization committed to medical excellence through patient care, research and education and is accredited by The Joint Commission.