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In June the University Village Pharmacy, located on the University of Illinois Chicago campus, installed a Kirby Lester KL60 robotic dispenser as part of a pilot program. To evaluate the effect the system had on operations, pharmacy staff completed a pre- and post-installation survey.
The survey found that prior to installation only half the staff thought that the technology was essential to a well-run pharmacy. However, after using the robotic dispenser for only three months, the staff was universal in its agreement that the technology was essential. There was total agreement that the KL60 speeded up dispensing, saved time, and improved workflow.
“The KL60 proved to be a valuable addition to our pharmacy,” says Katherine Lee Mosio, assistant director of the pharmacy and clinical assistant professor at the college of pharmacy. “When verifying prescriptions, it is reassuring to know that they were accurately labeled and counted by the technology.”
The KL60’s 46-inch depth allowed the pharmacy to install the unit without any remodeling. This was also viewed as a positive.