|Innovation to Build System for Kaiser Permanente||| Print ||
Kaiser Permanente has signed an agreement with Innovation to design and build a new high-volume pharmacy automation system to replace the Pharmacy Automated Refill Center (PARC) for the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region in Denver. Innovation's high-volume system, PARC-II, will have the capacity to fill 12,000 prescriptions per eight-hour shift, expandable to fill 20,000 prescriptions.
The PARC-II represents a major strategic initiative for Kaiser Permanente. The Denver-based PARC is a central-fill and mail-order pharmacy that handles prescriptions for Kaiser-owned pharmacies throughout the state. In addition, the system will allow the Denver center to service the mail-order prescriptions of Kaiser members across the country.
"Kaiser has led the field in various aspects of healthcare for over 60 years, and their reputation as forward thinkers melds perfectly with our mission of remaining the most innovative pharmacy automation technology provider," says Mary Reno, CEO of Innovation.
Innovation's high-volume systems deliver a fully integrated suite of robotic dispensing, counting technologies, pneumatic vial delivery, and RFID-driven conveying, packaging, workflow management software, and workstations.