eMED’s future aspirations is to implement robotic solutions where necessary within its business. eMed has already entered into negotiations with ARX System, a leading provider of Robotic dispensing systems globally.
Many industries have embraced computer technology because of the benefits of automated information processing. These include enabling routine, repetitive and monotonous tasks to be conducted with consistent accuracy; standardisation and consistent use of terminology and nomenclature; and mass customisation (the capacity of information technology to provide services to a large population, yet in a way that can be customised to the individual).
For prescribers and pharmacists, IT can enable the storage of structured patient records, facilitate the electronic prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines, automate the handling of medicines in the supply chain and provide tools for monitoring the efficacy and safety of medicines in use. IT can therefore improve patient safety, enable professionals to provide high quality care and help patients make the most of their medicines.
At eMED our deployment of Robotic will be in the following areas :-
- Dispensing at the pharmacy level – bring cost efficiency as well as accuracy in the way we dispense medicines to Patients.
- Collection points where we will use Robotic vending machines for point of collection to enable patients to collect their prescription at the closet point of sale.
- Retail vending – Robotic retail stations in public spaces dispensing non prescriptive items.
eMED intend to deploy such systems in the 2nd quarter of 2017.