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Beacon® Workflow Solutions

Reduce inventory costs, fill times, and medication errors while increasing patient safety.

Smart Inventory and Workflow

Beacon® is the culmination of high-density storage with HDStock, PharmLoc, and DeliverRx. This solution is a turnkey design incorporating pharmacy inventory management, and will-call, allowing for one standard operating procedure for the entire pharmacy.

Beacon’s signature features include pick-and-put-to-light LEDs, barcode confirmation of every prescription, and image verification of every medication. Beacon helps you reduce your pharmacy’s footprint, open up space for consultation rooms, vaccination areas, additional retail space, and 340B programs. Beacon also reduces your on-hand inventory, increases inventory turns, reduces your expired medications, and much more.

Beacon works well in any pharmacy setting including:

  • Hospital Inpatient
  • Hospital Outpatient
  • Retail
  • Long-Term Care
  • Nutraceutical
  • VA
  • Specialty

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Designed with efficiency in mind

Beacon® Inventory Management System transforms your pharmacy into a superbly efficient storage and pick center by organizing all medication by activity, zones, and process. Use stations for your fastest moving inventory and bulk compartments for slower moving medications.

All parts of Beacon use pick-to-light technology for rapid dispensing. Beacon includes DeliverRx™ and Pharmacist Check. These features create a safe, accurate, and efficient process from beginning to end to ensure patients receive their correct and complete medication therapy as prescribed.

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Outcomes and ROI

Beacon fits into small spaces, allows more prescriptions to be filled in a shorter time, decreases will-call retrieval time, and reduces inventory costs. It makes the processes in your pharmacy more systematic and reportable. Many Beacon pharmacies have seen inventory turns increase as much as 30% while inventory levels drop by 30%.

Every square foot saved is another square foot that can be used for additional services in your pharmacy. In hospitals, Beacon frees space for automation and IV Rooms. In retail pharmacies, it makes space for MTM and adherence programs.

Control Access

PharmLoc™ provides your pharmacy secure storage of At-Risk-Medications (ARM). With access restricted to specified users, software controlled electronic locks require authentication for entry either through use of biometric scanning, personal token scanning or username and password entry. PharmLoc provides detailed documentation and auditing of all ARM usage. Keyed entry allows for the manual release of an ARM drawer in case of a power failure.

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  • Limit access to CII and at-risk medication
  • Use pick-and-put-to-light technology to identify ARM location
  • Unlock with electronic access — no hunting for keys or waiting
  • Access by fingerprint, user token scan, or username/password
  • Configure security for a few drawers or the entire cabinet
  • Choose optional alerts signal when a user leaves a drawer open

Prescriptions at-hand for patients

DeliverRx™ puts prescriptions ready for pickup in easy-to-find locations. This system is available in various configurations for any pharmacy layout including wall unit, under-counter drawer system, and/or corner carousel. Customize your pharmacy by using DeliverRx bags and bulk shelving, and even integrate refrigerated items.

Directed by light, pickups are quick for the customer and no longer require waiting while the technician searches for the prescription.

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Moving Forward – Inventory Management From the Palm of Your Hand.

As we’re always looking for ways to optimize Beacon, we wanted to look beyond management from the stationary desktop client. To drive efficiencies in both labor and inventory, we’ve introduced Beacon Mobile.

This handheld device allows users to stock their Beacon inventory products with the convenience of a hand-held mobile device. Save the back and forth when stocking and searching inventory and see improved efficiency and increased accuracy.

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For more information, get the details here.

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