INDUSTRY WATCH: November/December 2015
Earlier this year Innovation announced that it had partnered with Fruth Pharmacy to help them design and manage a central-fill site in Nitro, W.V. This site is now live and processes the majority of refill prescription for Fruth’s 26 pharmacies in West Virginia and Ohio.
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“Our goal is to ease the burden of prescription filling on our in-store pharmacies and free up staff to better provide patient counseling and immunizations services,” says Tim Weber, Fruth VP. “We’re redeploying existing robotic dispensing and pharmacy management technologies and augmenting them with Innovation’s Symphony highvolume workflow system. Symphony is the control center for all prescription filling, order management, packaging, and delivery,” he says. Weber says that Fruth chose Innovation because of the company’s willingness to work with existing systems and serve as systems integrator for the project.
“Since the Fruth project became known, along with various other central-fill sites we’ve launched in recent months, retail chains have taken notice of these successes and the ROIs on the projects. They like our flexibility and professional services prowess, along with our next generation technologies, such as the new PharmASSIST RDSx, a smaller, more agile robotic dispensing system for high-volume sites,” says Doyle Jensen, EVP for Innovation’s global business development.