HEALTHCARE In the News E-Z MedPak – Robotic Medication Packaging Service to Improve the Health of Patients

E-Z MedPak – Robotic Medication Packaging Service to Improve the Health of Patients

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Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) Pharmacy now offers a simpler, safer medication experience through convenient, personalized packaging, using the latest in pharmacy robotics free of additional charge to all its patients, thanks to the WCH Foundation.

WCH Pharmacy’s E-Z MedPak service is designed to prevent dangerous medication errors for patients taking multiple prescriptions. It removes the guesswork for patients by allowing the pharmacy to pre-sort and package patient medications, labeling each dose by day, date, and time. The convenient, easy-to-open packaging makes taking prescribed medications more straight forward, and hassle-free.

E-Z MedPak allows for greater independence in care-at-home situations, and can accommodate prescriptions, OTC meds, and even supplements. Studies show that more than half of patients on multiple medications do not take their medications correctly. Medication non-adherence leads to 125,000 preventable deaths and more than $500 billion in avoidable healthcare costs each year.

“E-Z MedPak eliminates the confusion and inconvenience for patients taking a large number of daily medications,” said Roger Rose, RPh. “The date-and-time stamped pouches mean no more pill sorting and fewer errors. Our patients tell us they’ve experienced life-changing improvements to their health and family members are thrilled that their loved ones no longer skip doses or accidentally take too many of these vital medications.”

With E-Z MedPak, taking medications on-the-go is especially simple—in just seconds, patients can tear off the medication pouches they’ll need. This can help busy patients to continue to live more independently. Those who travel a lot will no longer need to bring all those bottles or sort them into the daily dose containers.

This service is made possible by the WCH Foundation’s funding for the installation of the RapidPakRx™, a pharmacy robot designed and manufactured in the United States. With 23 vision systems and three layers of integrated machine vision pill detection, verification, and inspection, RapidPakRx can provide a high volume of multi-med pouches with unparalleled accuracy and speed, at a very low cost. WCH Pharmacy and Congress Pharmacy offers the E-Z MedPak service at no charge and will even deliver the medication to customers for free.

“With E-Z MedPak our patients will become more adherent with less hassle and less worry, which means overall wellness improves,” said Roger Rose, RPh

E-Z MedPak is available immediately at your local Wickenburg or Congress Pharmacy.

To learn more about E-Z MedPak, call 928-684-4380 NOW!

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