UMass Memorial Medical Center, a leading medical centre in Massachusetts, has partnered with McKesson, the biggest health care service provider to include robotic technology for IV automation.
McKesson’s Cytocare Robot is a fully automated system that helps the hospital pharmacies in ensuring accuracy and consistency with minimal manual errors while preparing hazardous IVs, thereby protecting pharmacists and patients from getting exposed to hazardous medications. Hence the risk factors involved in manual compounding can be avoided. HL7 interface technology in Cytocare has streamlined the work flow of the pharmacists by enabling optimum usage of the medicine under sterile conditions thereby maintaining the quality and safety of the IV preparation schedules and reducing costs and adhering to international standards.
According to Alice Shakman, Vice president of operations, installation of Cytocare Robot can potentially enable optimal patient outcomes. Stanton McComb, Automation’s President represented McKesson in announcing this partnership.