Advancing medication management into the future

Source:
Medicines Management Collection
Publisher:
Hospital Pharmacy Europe
Publication date:
09 February 2018

Abstract

STS AG Hospital in Thun, Switzerland has partnered with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), to become the first hospital in the world to introduce a fully automated hospital-wide prescription medicines supply chain, enabling, safe, secure, timely and efficient delivery of patients’ medicines from the central pharmacy to the ward or care unit. The increased automation reduces the risk of preventable medication errors and helps to improve safety for patients across the hospital. The additional level of automation has allowed the pharmacy team to optimise workflow efficiency while decreasing preventable errors when dispensing medicines to the wards.