NEVHC utilizing new robotic medication dispensing system

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. A network of health centers in California is using Innovation’s robotic medication dispensing system, Innovation said Tuesday.

The Northeast Valley Health Corp., in San Fernando, Calif., is using Innovation’s PharmAssist ROBOTx dispensing system to fill prescriptions at its 12 health centers, including its mobile van, throughout California’s San Fernando and San Clarita valleys.

“Prior to implementing PharmAssist ROBOTx, we were struggling to keep up with the prescription volume across all our health centers, which was putting a lot of stress on our staff,” NEVHC director of pharmacy Rosie Jadidian said. “Since going live earlier this year, we are now able to complete our daily workload, which averages 650 prescriptions but goes as high as 1,200 prescriptions on some days.”

Jadidian said the system, which now fills around 50% of NEVHC’s prescriptions, has made it possible for the company to make plans to open a new health center without hiring a pharmacist.

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