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Robotic dispensing: automation in pharmacy

What can Australia learn from overseas?


In Australia the health sector is warming to the idea of robotic dispensing. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) for example has recommended the adoption of safe medication systems in the acute sector and the NSW Department of Health has issued a medication management strategy in order to improve safety and the quality of activities related to the use and dispensing of medicines.

Deloitte’s national Australian eHealth Practice argues that Australia can benefit significantly from automated dispensing of pharmaceuticals, in this, its latest paper, Robotic dispensing: Automation in Pharmacy.

The paper provides a range of overseas case studies to help the sector identify where new technologies can create significant improvements in light of safety improvements, financial savings and process efficiencies.

The paper recommends that earmarking funds to rollout the introduction of these robotic dispensing systems should be considered by those in health management and provides preliminary suggestions on how best to manage this process.

To download the report, click here.

For further information about this paper, please contact Craig Smith on Tel: +61 4 2329 2868 or via email.

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