Swisslog Introduces Chain-of-Custody Solutions at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

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Swisslog solutions for ensuring traceable transport include patented technologies exhibited for the first time at the annual meeting of hospital pharmacists.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions, the market leader for hospital pneumatic tube systems, announces the exhibition of its TransLogic® Pneumatic Tube System chain-of-custody solutions for hospitals in booth 1113 at the 2013 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting – beginning today in Orlando, Florida. Swisslog solutions for chain-of-custody combine technology and workflow to enable secure, trackable material transport and include carrier tracking, user identification, secure carrier storage and retrieval, mobile device event notification and transaction database reporting.

By taking a holistic approach to tracking items transported in a pneumatic tube system within the healthcare environment, Swisslog is able to focus on more than just content tracking. Moving forward, Swisslog solutions for chain of custody and system monitoring will be cloud-based as opposed to machine- or system-centric, allowing for seamless integration to IT systems and greater connectivity to a wide variety of automated systems such as pneumatic tubes, automated guided vehicles, as well as pharmacy and lab automation equipment. The result of this scalable platform will be better visibility across workflows that transcend hospital departments.

“With more than 60 years of experience installing healthcare pneumatic tube systems, Swisslog is keenly focused on supporting hospitals in their mission to improve the patient experience,” said Ray Castro, product manager for Swisslog TransLogic Pneumatic Tube Sytems. “Incorporating chain-of-custody solutions with our pneumatic tube system, we provide secure, trackable material transport and improved turnaround times and throughput, reducing a hospital‘s cost of operations. As a result, our customers can dedicate additional resources to patient-facing activities.”

At the meeting, Swisslog also is distributing its new white paper, “Four Essential Elements for Chain-of-Custody Solutions in Health Care.” The white paper explains how chain of custody helps hospitals reduce narcotics theft and diversion, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. It also outlines the essential elements for choosing and implementing a successful chain-of-custody solution. Contact Swisslog at healthcare(at)swisslog(dot)com to request a copy of the white paper.

Swisslog holds more than a dozen patents related to pneumatic tube system technology, including automated tracking, dynamic monitoring of carriers and deliveries, delivery confirmation, system recovery and dynamic carrier re-routing. In addition to its chain-of-custody solutions, Swisslog is presenting its complete portfolio of automated medication management and material handling solutions at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 8 – 12, 2013 in Orlando.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions (HCS) is the leading supplier of automation and software solutions for material transport and medication management in healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed facility-wide and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide, including more than 2,000 in North America. Denver-based Swisslog Healthcare Solutions offers total system design, manufacturing, installation and customer support – providing an integrated solution for lean workflow and operations that enhances information access, patient safety and cost efficiency.

About Swisslog
Swisslog designs, develops and delivers efficient automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers. We offer integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting services to design, implementation and lifetime customer service.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog has 2,200 employees in 20 countries worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). More information on

To schedule an expert interview during ASHP regarding how Swisslog Chain-of-Custody Solutions benefit pharmacists, please contact Marian Robinson.

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