JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. — Pharmacy automation equipment manufacturer Innovation will unveil a new device for automating the counting and processing of medications at two pharmacy trade shows this summer, the company said Tuesday.
Innovation said the PharmAssist Optix — part of its broader PharmAssist product line of pharmacy automation equipment — would be displayed at Cardinal Health’s Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas, which takes place from Thursday through Saturday, and at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Pharmacy & Technology Conference in Boston next month.
The device works by taking a high-resolution image of each prescription’s vial contents and label and displaying them on a designated pharmacist’s workstation, thus enabling remote prescription verification through comparison with images in a drug database.
“We believe PharmAssist Optix is a game-changing technology that will have tremendous impact on the prescription dispensing process for all types of pharmacies,” Innovation EVP global business development Doyle Jensen said. “Optix helps pharmacies increase throughput, decrease dispensing errors and reduce labor costs, all of which contribute to a strong return on investment.”