Designing Your Hospital Pharmacy
TCGRx understands your need for a partnership when making a big decision for optimizing your pharmacy. Our research and development is centered on innovation and our workflow solutions include advanced features such as barcode-validation technology, barcode scanning, inventory control, and cart and ADU dispensing models. We make your pharmacy needs our business by conducting an individualized assessment of your workflow and recommending a comprehensive automating and inventory management plan. The TCGRx solutions we offer can evolve as the needs of your hospital change, enabling you to achieve new initiatives, while enhancing your financial position.
1. Site Visits
Our trained sales representatives meet with you to educate you on the high-level features and benefits of our pharmacy solutions. Our team will discover your pain points while recommending the proper solutions. We will provide you with options to consider for future enhancements, as healthcare needs change, and your pharmacy continues to grow. You can visit a current customer site that utilizes the system, or visit our full working showroom in Wisconsin, to see all of our solutions, and meet the team behind the products.
2. TCGRx Design Engineers
Once you have determined your pharmacy is looking for pharmacy automation or changes in workflow, you will be paired with a team of design engineers at TCGRx, who will develop a layout that fits your space and needs. We will analyze your current workflow, inventory, labor requirements and determine how to resolve any concerns and issues you may be facing. Our experts will design your layout and walk you through the new workflow to make sure the design will suit your needs.
Our lead engineer has over 15 years of market experience with pharmacy design, optimization, analytics, and pharmacy strategy. He has been part of the TCGRx engineering team for the past 6 years, and has visited over 500 pharmacies in all pharmacy markets in North America including Hospital inpatient and outpatient locations. Not only is he familiar with designing a space from a technical standpoint, he understands pharmacies – how they operate and function each and every day. He works with you to make sure our solutions are cost-effective, and that your staff is also effectively utilized to its maximum potential.
3. Optimize Workflow
Our workstations and flexible equipment allow us to develop a completely new pharmacy or integrate our pieces into your current environment. With a pharmacy tech or pharmacist walking up to 8 miles a day, our engineers find ways to cut the amount of walking each day, saving time and making your staff more productive.
Hospital Pharmacy Design Examples
Inpatient and outpatient pharmacies are typically last on the list for space in many hospitals. To make the most of the space in your pharmacy, our Beacon® product is designed to maximize even the smallest of spaces. Beacon® fits more bottles per square foot than any traditional fixture. In addition, all fixtures are mobile and modular, so if you need to reconfigure your space again in the future, the fixtures will fit the new design or layout, and are easily mobile to follow rigorous cleaning protocols for hospital environments. Inpatient pharmacy design is simple, affordable and powerful. Our design team prides itself on delivering innovative pharmacy workflow solutions that are patient-focused and results-oriented.
Pharmacies are designed to make patients’ lives more convenient. The outpatient pharmacy will mirror that convenience and offer solutions in inventory management to save time and space. TCGRx can also show you how to add adherence packaging and expand MTM and ACO initiatives within the hospital. Our AdherePac™ pouch system, produced by the ATP 2, can help to reduce hospital readmissions and increase revenue for your pharmacy all while improving patient outcomes and lowering overall healthcare costs.
If you are adding a new pharmacy or trying to introduce new services to your existing pharmacy, our innovative pharmacy fixtures allow you to save up to 50% of the filling area and reduce technician labor that can be reallocated to MTM or other patient-centric programs such as vaccination or consultation rooms.