Kansas hospital deploys McKesson med dispensing system
The 606-bed University of Kansas Hospital will implement McKesson’s PROmanager-Rx automated medication dispensing system.

The PROmanager-Rx pharmacy robot stores and dispenses oral solid medications prepackaged by the manufacturer in unit-dose, bar-coded form, according to Atlanta-based McKesson.

Adding the automated medication dispensing system will enable nearly 100 percent of the pharmacy’s daily scheduled and first-dose dispensing to be fully automated and verified via bar-code scanning before leaving the pharmacy, the company stated. Using barcode-driven robotics, PROmanager-Rx scans every dose and each patient barcode to ensure accuracy. Patient-specific medications can be delivered to locked medication cabinets outside the patient’s room.

PROmanager-Rx’s order processing and inventory management software can increase inventory turns, manage expired and returned medications and streamline wholesale ordering, McKesson said.