|Innovation Addresses Patient Safety with New Product||| Print ||
Innovation, known for its PharmASSIST pharmacy automation products, has unveiled a new product. PharmASSIST OPTIx uses optical counting and imaging technology for prescription verification by taking a high-resolution image of each prescription's vial contents and vial label and displaying this on a designated pharmacist's workstation. The pharmacist can compare these images to the appropriate drug image from a standardized drug database, along with prescription details to complete the verification. The pharmacist doing the verification can be located in a patient counseling area or at another pharmacy, a central-processing center, or even a home office. The prescription images are stored as part of the patient record for easy retrieval and for PBM audits to confirm the quantity dispensed.
The new PharmASSIST OPTIx can be used in a stand-alone mode or integrated with Innovation's Symphony workflow systems. In commenting on the new product, Doyle Jensen, executive VP of global business development, says, "We believe PharmASSIST OPTIx is a game-changing technology that will have tremendous impact on the prescription-dispensing process for all types of pharmacies. OPTIx enables the pharmacist to re-engage at the patient level, adds multiple layers of safety for the patient, and allows exceptional flexibility in pharmacy workflow design."