Parata Max® continues to lead on safety in pharmacy automation technology
- Parata Max remains the only pharmacy automation dispensing technology to achieve highest UL Environment rating for indoor air quality
- GREENGUARD Gold Certification ensures acceptable use in stringently regulated health care settings
Durham, N.C. — April 29, 2014 — Parata Systems, LLC announced today that its Max® pharmacy automation dispensing technology has again achieved the UL Environment (a business division of Underwriter Laboratories) GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.
To date, Parata Max is the only pharmacy automation dispensing technology to have achieved these prestigious certifications. It has consistently achieved the GREENGUARD Certification since 2009 and the GREENGUARD Gold Certification since 2010. Parata Max exceeded every standard set forth by GREENGUARD to earn the certifications that ensure Max is qualified to run safely in environments stringently regulated for optimal health and safety, such as schools and health care facilities.
“The GREENGUARD Gold and GREENGUARD Certifications are a testament to Parata’s commitment to providing not only the highest performing next-generation pharmacy automation, but also the most eco-conscious and safest machines we can create,” said Tom Rhoads, CEO of Parata. “We are proud to continue Parata’s commitment to excellence with these certifications.”
GREENGUARD Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors. GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and health care facilities.
Introduced in 2008 and developed from the direct input of Parata’s own customers, Parata Max units across the United States and Canada help pharmacies automate the pill dispensing process with high speed and accuracy allowing pharmacists to spend more time with patients. Parata Max can fill 60% of a pharmacy’s prescription volume, raising counting accuracy to tenfold above the industry standard. Parata Max selects and labels vials, counts pills, dispenses in the selected vial, caps and sorts completed prescriptions by patient last name. These advances can help give pharmacy staff more time to focus on patient care and service.
Parata now boasts an entire suite of medication management and pharmacy automation solutions with customers in every market, including national chains, independent pharmacies, hospitals, health systems and the U.S. Department of Defense. Parata PASS™ organizes medications by date, time and dose in strip packaging that makes it easy for patients, caregivers and nurses to ensure they are taken at the right time, every time. Parata Max® and Parata Mini® ensure fast, accurate dispensing in vials. Pharmacy 2000™ workflow software extends accuracy across a pharmacy’s entire prescription volume. With Parata Systems, pharmacists can leverage a combination of high-tech tools and workflow to free time to counsel patients, identify and avoid medication interactions, encourage adherence, and more.
About UL Environment
UL Environment is a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. We help companies achieve their sustainability goals-and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and consulting. For more information, visit www.ul.com/environment.
About Parata Systems
Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes, and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. The Parata brand is trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Parata automation has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit www.parata.com, or contact online, phone: 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), Facebook or Twitter.
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