Stories of pharmacy automation

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FULLY AUTOMATED dispending system to HUS-Pharmacy

This Mega-Fixu, automated dispensing system, was designed for the needs of HUS Pharmacy. Its two robotic arms place 4,000–5,000 medicine packages in the storage unit each day.

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MEDICINE SUPPLY SOFTWARE INTEGRATED WITH OTHER HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Verifying the correctness of medicines throughout the process is a vital feature, which ensures that every end user gets the right medicines.

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The first automated dispensing system in a hospital environment in the Nordic countries

Automated dispensing system has made the work of pharmaceutical staff substantially faster and freed up time for placing orders and processing expired medicines returned by wards.

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A PART OF UNINTERRUPTED PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE

A PART OF UNINTERRUPTED PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE

The Mega-Fixu automated dispensing system integrates seamlessly with the hospital pharmacy’s ERP system, reducing the manual transfer of information and potential for human error in the pharmaceutical service process. Faulty medicine packages are easy to trace with the ADS user interface.

Features of the automated dispensing system

  • Long service life: approximately 10–15 years.
  • Quick input and retrieval of medicine packages.
  • Real-time inventory management.
  • Suitable for storing various medicine packages and bottles.
  • Scalable configuration and capacity.
  • Can be customised to the size and look of your premises.
  • Optional conveyors enable dispensing to different floors.
  • Compatible with the medicines verification system.
  • Advanced barcode and computer vision systems.
  • Easy-to-use visual interface.
  • Reliable industrial robots.
  • Fault-tolerant redundant system.
  • Compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • Key Flag Symbol of Finnish origin.
Designed together with professionals

Designed together with professionals

Several optional accessories for making work at the hospital pharmacy easier can be integrated into the Mega-Fixu automated dispensing system developed together with pharmacy and health care professionals.

 

  • The ward crate rail can be connected to an automated washing line.
  • Package conveyor rails e.g. for emergency ward storerooms.
  • Ward crate stack unloader.
  • Automated printing of delivery lists for ward crates.
  • Ward crate labelling.
  • Ward crate sealing system.
  • Ward crate strapping system.
  • UPS to ensure usability in the event of a malfunction.

Everyday challenges of your hospital pharmacy

Safety

The challenge

The manual retrieval of medicines is subject to human error.

The solution

Mega-Fixu’s fully automated medicine retrieval.

The result

Retrieval errors are eliminated. Improved patient safety.

The challenge

Intoxicating medicines are stolen from the hospital pharmacy.

The solution

Mega-Fixu’s electronic lock. The order of the medicine packages on the shelves is random.

The result

Storage of medicines is safe in hospital pharmacy.

Efficiency

The challenge

Manual monitoring and stock-taking of medicines is laborious.

The solution

Mega-Fixu’s real-time stock monitoring and automated stock-taking features.

The result

The inventory circulates more efficiently and its value decreases.

The challenge

Getting the required medicines to wards is challenging in the weekends when the hospital pharmacy is closed.

The solution

Mega-Fixu retrieves the required medicines also on the weekends.

The result

Improved hospital pharmacy service outside business hours.

Rationality

The challenge

Trained staff are using their working hours on routine work.

The solution

Fully automated shelving, retrieval and packaging features.

The result

Resources are freed up for specialist work.

The challenge

The shelving, retrieval and packaging of medicine packages is repetitive and physically hard work.

The solution

Fully automated shelving, retrieval and packaging features.

The result

Improved occupational safety and fewer absences due to illness.

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