Parata Systems, a leading provider of pharmacy automation, including vial-filling, adherence packaging, and workflow and patient experience solutions, today announced Parata Stratus, a centralized pharmacy automation management platform. Stratus consolidates automation data across a pharmacy, regardless of the number of machines, or the packaging modality for complete visibility. The platform allows for simplified management of a pharmacy’s complex ecosystem, providing actionable data – including hourly pouch count, and tray and canister dispense rates – to pharmacy leadership for improved decision making and organizational success. Parata Stratus will be available for pharmacies using ATP pouch packaging technology starting October 20, 2021 with additional Parata platforms to follow.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt pharmacy supply chains and places added pressure on pharmacies to continue day-to-day operations, while also taking on the additional task of vaccinating patients and communities, it’s critical for pharmacy staff to have a complete picture of operations in one central location. Through the Stratus platform, data of operations are always in view, and continuously updating for the most accurate information at the touch of a button. In addition to providing real time reports, as more data is gathered through the platform, advice and decision-making become more accurate and helpful to supporting efficient pharmacy production.
“This world-class, cloud-based solution will usher in a new wave of pharmacy dispense efficiency,” said Robert Kill, CEO of Parata Systems. “With control at their fingertips, pharmacists and staff can seamlessly integrate, improve, and scale their pouch, vial, and blister dispensing operations with the lowest risk and highest efficiency in the industry. We are proud to offer a solution that will not only impact the pharmacy’s bottom line, but ultimately help provide for improved patient care.”
Parata Stratus will transform pharmacy workflows permitting time savings, as staff will no longer need to run reports on each system, but will have a centralized data hub. Your Parata team will have access to the same data and are available to help staff interpret reports and make recommendations to boost pharmacy business. With increases in workflow efficiency, pharmacists and staff are able to reallocate time savings for expanded clinical initiatives, patient counseling and retention, and business initiatives. All of these factors differentiate pharmacies, allowing for business growth and success, as well as overall patient health.
“In the long-term care space, pharmacy innovation is critical in the servicing of thousands of residences and staff across multiple locations,” said Bob Rowland, President, GraneRx. “For the first time, Parata Stratus will allow our pharmacy staff to have immediate insights into our suite of automated solutions, allowing decisions and corrections to be made in real-time, as well as creating time savings for staff to relocate to patient care.”