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ASHP Midyear Conference to Include Aethon’s Automated Tracking and Delivery Solutions

Aethon, global leader in developing hospital robots, has announced that its fully automated tracking and delivery solutions for hospital pharmacies will be displayed at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Conference, Anaheim Convention Center.

MedEx, the fully automated tracking system of Aethon can be included in Aethon’s TUG robots. It performs medication dispensing tasks and also precisely records every transaction, enabling pharmacies to ascertain real-time position of any drug delivery. MedEx uses barcodes, remote monitoring, passive RFID, biometrics and secure carts utilized by TUG robots.

Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon, has stated that linking the features of MedEx with their TUG robots enables the automation of the entire medication dispensing process and avoids the necessity for dispensing the medication manually and maintaining the hardcopies of receipt signatures. He mentioned that their pharmacy solutions offer significant contribution to quality by assuring that the medication has been properly delivered and has been received by the correct person and also has been stored properly. All these features enable to save time and inventory.

MedEx adopts TUG technology for enhancing the frequency and competency of medication supply. All medications are properly protected in a locked cart and can be recovered only by means of the right code combined with a proper fingerprint. TUG robots dispense medicines as per a prearranged schedule and carry out delivery tasks on-demand. They can easily move across all places of the hospital including doorways, hallways and even narrow walkways for offering secure, precise and timely delivery of medicines to stations of the nursing staff.

A breakfast seminar will be hosted at the conference by Aethon. Marc Summerfield, Director of Pharmacy for the University of Maryland Medical Center, will offer a presentation on “Innovations in Medication Delivery & Tracking: The Perfect Path from Dock to Bedside.” He will discuss the best methods to accomplish a secure, optimized and cost-effective medication utilization system.


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