Pharmacy Automation 'What Ifs' Answered at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

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What if hospital pharmacies could automate the bar-coding, packaging, storage and dispensing of unit doses? Swisslog booth #600 will be giving presentations on the latest advancements in pharmacy automation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition held December 2-6, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What if hospital pharmacies could automate the bar-coding, packaging, storage and dispensing of unit doses? Innovative automated drug management systems are making it possible for hospitals to do just that.

Swisslog booth #600 will be giving presentations on the latest advancements in pharmacy automation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition held December 2-6, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In addition to the ongoing presentations, Swisslog's PillPick®, a complete packaging, storage and dispensing system that barcodes unit-dose medications will be on-site. A state-of-the-art technology, PillPick was introduced to the United States a few years ago, and today over 45 PillPick systems have been sold worldwide. These systems will produce nearly 20 million unit doses per year and enable staff to improve patient care.

One of PillPick's most unique capabilities is dispensing medication onto the patented PickRing. The PickRing is a 24-hour supply of bar-coded medications on a flexible ring, and it can be transported to nursing units in cassette drawers, carts, or by pneumatic tube systems. Custom configurable PickRings can be created per patient, for routine cart fill or as part of ongoing medicine cabinet replenishment.

Other Swisslog healthcare solutions featured include the TransLogic Pneumatic Tube System, which improves drug turnaround time and reduces staff labor utilized on delivery duties. Swisslog offers a full range of solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the healthcare market.

About Swisslog:
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics 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. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs 1,850 staff in 23 countries.

Swisslog is a world leader in healthcare logistics automation having installed material transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 2,000 hospitals and pharmacies around the world. To learn more about Swisslog's healthcare solutions, visit our website at http://www.swisslog.com and click on Healthcare Solutions.

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