Four hospitals opt for McKesson pharmacy robot

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Four acute-care hospitals have chosen McKesson’s robotic medication dispensing and integrated pharmacy automation tools as part of a total bar code-based pharmacy system for medication safety and operational efficiency.

Robot-Rx ensures that patient medications picked by the robot are bar code scanned for accuracy before leaving the pharmacy, according to McKesson, an Atlanta-based healthcare services and IT company.

The four hospitals are:

  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, Va.;
  • Knapp Medical Center, Westlaco, Texas;
  • Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, N.C.; and
  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Completing the medication dispensing software, each of the hospitals will use the MedCarousel medication management and storage and retrieval system to manage inventory stocked in automated medication cabinets on patient floors, McKesson added.