Interfacing With Pharmacy Automation: How to Enhance the Benefits of Your New Equipment
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Interfacing With Pharmacy Automation: How to Enhance the Benefits of Your New Equipment

Pharmacy automation equipment can play a key role in improving the accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency of filling medication orders. To make the most of your pharmacy automation equipment purchase, several often forgotten factors need to be given serious consideration to make your investment pay off. 

  • The development of a highly functional space plan that considers where the best placement of the automation equipment is located within your specific space and how it relates to functions that are needed for the pharmacy automation to optimally perform. (Examples: canister replenishment areas, manual fill areas, packaging areas, etc.) A well experienced pharmacy design specialist is best suited to assist your pharmacy team with this important step.

  • Functional casework that best matches the needs of each specific task for the supplemental work areas. (Examples: gravity feed shelving, pass through areas, adjustable height work surfaces, vial drawers, supplemental lighting for countertop areas, etc.). Utilizing casework that is specific to the unique needs of pharmacy will drive efficiencies, productivity and support ergonomic requirements. Ensure that you have a place for everything, and everything in its place. 

  • Modular casework supports the short and long-term ability to adapt to changing requirements. Technology and work processes are always changing and being adaptable to that change provides opportunities for ongoing efficiency enhancements. Modular casework provides the ability to reconfigure, add to or even relocate.

  • Freestanding casework eliminates the need for expensive walls because the system creates the walls for you, and they can be moved!

  • Modular and freestanding casework may have a slightly higher initial cost, but long term the cost is lower than traditional fixed casework that can’t be changed or moved.

Your Trusted Pharmacy Casework & Millwork Design Team

Don’t let your pharmacy’s poor layout prohibit your staff from being successful. R.C. Smith is ready to provide you with a turn-key solution capable of designing, manufacturing, and installing the advanced casework solutions you are looking for. We will take your pharmacy’s unique needs and requirements into close consideration as we create your new casework and millwork products. Contact us today to receive design consultation from our experts.

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