Recently, Masonic Villages Pharmacy was among the first in the country to implement the ATP 2 Duo technology, which allows for both pouch and multi-dose blister packaging in one machine. The choice to evolve alongside the technology was an easy decision, as this state-of -the-art automation would be able to handle both their multi-dose blister and pouch packaging needs.
Due to high-volume workloads in the pharmacy, the efficiency that the new technology provided was essential. The automation allowed pharmacists the ability to utilize multi-med blister card packaging, multi- and single-dose pouch packaging, up to 480 canisters, the option to package by the batch, and flexible, easy-to-use software for a wide range of reporting. Today, the pharmacy is filling around 26,000 to 28,000 pouches a week and 100 blister cards a week.
According to Donald and Joann, the last eight years of implementing, and continuing to partner with Parata for their pharmacy automation has been a “match made in heaven.” From the first machine, to scaling with additional automation, the technology has aided in helping to keep their patients and staff adherent across facilities, while improving operational and workflow efficiencies. When it comes to servicing a specific, vulnerable, and large patient population as well as employees, having the right automation on your side is essential, and the pharmacy staff are thrilled with their streamlined process. Check out these PharmaNews Intelligence and ComputerTalk articles to learn more about automation within the pharmacy.