Medication & Supply Management System
Mon, 07/14/2008 - 8:15am
The Pyxis® DuoStation system allows clinicians to safely and accurately dispense both medications and medical supplies from a single dispensing machine, increasing workflow efficiency and cost savings opportunities through inventory reduction and increased charge capture. The new automated dispensing system functions similarly to Cardinal Health’s existing dispensing technologies. Nurses use unique identifiers, like an employee ID number and their fingerprint, to log onto the system. After log-in, a screen appears and the nurse selects a patient and sees a list of medication orders that have already been verified by one of the hospital pharmacists. In addition, the system records the medications and supplies used for each patient and then transfers the information to the hospital’s billing system.