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What is a Pharmacy Automation

Pharmacy automation involves the mechanical process of handling and distributing medications. By automating your pharmacy, you will reduce filling errors, fill more prescriptions in less time, increase patient safety and staff productivity. TCGRx is a leading supplier of pharmacy automation equipment for the Long-Term Care, Hospital, Retail, Nutraceutical, Outpatient and Central Fill Pharmacy markets. The solutions that TCGRx offers range from simple packaging technology to enterprise-level perpetual inventory management. TCGRx not only provides you with the tools to enable your pharmacy to be more efficient and reliable, but also the strategy behind those tools. The benefits of automated pharmacy systems are substantial, as your pharmacy can automate the pill dispensing process to affordably stay competitive.

History of Pharmacy Automation

Medication dispensing was a time-consuming task for pharmacists and their staffs before the 1970s. A typical pharmacy staff was working longer hours with increased workloads, which led to less time to focus on patient care. These factors led to the use of a machine to count medications. The new counting technology replaced manual methods in many industries. In the 1980s and 1990s, the development of high-speed machines for counting and bottling occured, these units were designed to be fast and simple to operate, and be compact and cost effective. From the 1990s through 2012, numbers new pharmacy automation products came to the market, migrating from entry-level product to the next level of pharmacy automation. There have been numerous variations of automation equipment through the years. Today, automation solutions can be scaled from simple packaging technology to enterprise-level perpetual inventory management.

Established in 2006 with a depth of knowledge and expertise spanning more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, TCGRx maintains a keen focus on the current landscape and future needs of pharmacies.

 

Benefits of Pharmacy Automation

Pharmacy automation systems improve the way in which pharmacies operate. TCGRx has a wide range of solutions that are capable of storing, administering, filling, and labeling prescription medications effectively and securely. The benefits of automated pharmacy systems are substantial, as your pharmacy can automate the pill dispensing process to affordably stay competitive. Here are several benefits of pharmacy automation.

  1. Increased Productivity - TCGRx pharmacy automation equipment increases productivity and saves time, allowing the pharmacist and their staff to concentrate on patient care.

  1. Elevated Patient Safety - With pharmacy automation equipment from TCGRx, will reduce hospital readmissions by providing the appropriate medications in a adherence friendly packaging. Our packaging offers printing options that allow patients to have the exact time on every pouch, plus the pouches are easy to open for your patient’s convenience.

  1. Reduces Waste - Not only can pharmacy automation help get pharmacists, nurses and patients connected more efficiently, it will eliminate medication waste in filling and labeling prescriptions.

  1. Reduced Labor Costs - At any given time a pharmacist or pharmacy tech will walk 8 miles a day in the pharmacy, and you may have staff doing the same tasks. Pharmacy automation solutions and equipment from TCGRx can help eliminate the miles walked each day, saving time and making your staff more productive.

  1. Better Patient Care - With TCGRx automation, the pharmacist will spend less and less time on preparation and distribution of medications, allowing them to spend more one-on-one time with patients and provide better care.