Talyst to Demonstrate the Future of Medication Dispensing for Long-Term Care

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AHCA/NCAL Attendees To Experience InSiteRx by Talyst, the Innovative Remote Dispensing Model that Satisfies New Long-Term Care Health Reform Mandates While Improving Resident Safety

Talyst Inc. will demonstrate its InSiteRx™ Remote Dispensing System as an exhibitor this week at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living Annual Convention and Expo. Talyst will show attendees the benefits of remote dispensing, a model that satisfies coming federal rules for long-term care (LTC) stemming from health reform - particularly as it relates to resident safety, operational workflow, and waste reduction.

The recently-passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (March 23, 2010) mandates the use of specific uniform dispensing techniques, “such as weekly, daily, or automated dose dispensing” to reduce waste in this market. LTC facilities will have many options from which to choose to help them meet the new requirements, including the InSiteRx Remote Dispensing System by Talyst.

Given the many models designed to satisfy new regulatory requirements, Talyst will educate visitors on the ways in which its system solves the problems facing LTC. In addition to virtually eliminating medication waste, the system allows nurses to have more time with residents, ensuring a higher quality of care. InSiteRx caters to these guidelines by dispensing medications in patient-specific multi-dose packages, right before a medication pass, reducing the opportunity for error.

“We were trailblazers for the elimination of medication waste through remote dispensing well before health reform validated its relevancy,” said Carla Corkern, Talyst CEO. Now we’re hearing from pharmacies and partner organizations that facilities are stepping up to advocate for the technology – citing the positive impacts the new model will have on their business.”

Effective January 1, 2012, new weekly or automated dose dispensing model requirements will take effect. Talyst’s InSiteRx remote dispensing model is designed to virtually eliminate medication waste, a primary objective of the new health reform law. Talyst is helping its LTC partners understand the new requirements and prepare for them, while enhancing resident experiences and operational efficiencies.

About Talyst
Talyst is engineering the safer pharmacy. The company was founded in 2002 to provide automated medication management systems to acute care hospital pharmacies. The following year Talyst launched AutoPharm®, the innovative software platform designed to drive a complete suite of medication storage, packaging, refrigeration, and barcoding hardware.

As of 2010, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 500 acute care hospitals, integrated healthcare companies, long-term care facilities, and corrections facilities. Talyst is dedicated to delivering world-class software and proven hardware components to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control, and improve patient safety in all care environments.


Michael Ann Thomas

RH Strategic (http://www.rhstrategic.com/)                                                                                        

mthomas(at)rhstrategic(dot)com or 773-961-7340

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