Automation Systems, Medication Dispensing
Definition : Automation systems designed for use in healthcare facilities to dispense medications. They can usually read patient's medication orders and retrieve the correct medication, adjusting the inventory and/or the patient's bill. Most systems can accommodate oral medicines (solid or liquid), ophthalmic drops, prefilled syringes, and topical preparations. They are usually interfaced with the pharmacy and/or the hospital information systems. Medication-dispensing automation systems are available either for a centralized distribution of medicines only in a central clinical pharmacy or throughout the hospital through computerized cabinets in patient care areas and/or nurse stations. All these systems are intended to improve the safety and/or efficiency of dispensing medications; they are usually configured according to particular hospital pharmacy requirements.
Entry Terms : "Medication Administration Systems, Bar-Code-Enabled" , "Bar-Code-Enabled Point-of-Care Systems, Medication Administration" , "Bar-Code Point of Care (BPOC) Systems, Medication Administration" , "Bar-Code Medication Administration (BCMA) Systems" , "Pharmacy Management Systems" , "Pharmacy Computer Systems" , "Pharmacy Information Systems" , "Drug Information Systems" , "Automated Identification Systems, Person/Asset/Pharmaceutical" , "Pharmaceutical Identification Systems" , "Pharmaceutical Security Systems" , "Pharmaceutical Tracking Systems" , "Bar-Code Automated Medication Dispensing Systems" , "Medication Dispensing Automated Systems" , "Medication Management Systems, Centralized" , "Medication Management Systems" , "Pharmacy Automation Centers" , "Pharmacy Dispensing Systems, Automated" , "Medication Dispensing Systems" , "Drug Dispensing Systems" , "Drug Dispensers"
UMDC code : 18167