Innovation, makers of PharmASSIST® pharmacy automation solutions, today announced that Bubba’s Medicine Shop of Opelika, Alabama has successfully implemented the company’s PharmASSIST ROBOTx® robotic dispensing system. The independent pharmacy’s key goals for deploying pharmacy robotics were to enhance patient safety, free up pharmacy staff to counsel patients, and improve overall customer service.

“The quality and efficiency of our ROBOTx system has helped us tremendously with guaranteeing accuracy and with streamlining our heavy workload,” said Jeff Jerkins, R.Ph., Bubba’s Medicine Shop. “The robot’s “checks-n-balances” aids us in doing everything correctly and is currently filling 45-55% of our prescription volume. It’s technology I wouldn’t want to go without.”

Jerkins said he carefully evaluated various robotics systems on the market and selected Innovation’s ROBOTx system primarily because of its ability to count prescriptions simultaneously. Said Jerkins, “We certainly liked its various quality features, but with the volume we do, having dispensers that can count simultaneously and help us keep up is a huge plus.”

The pharmacy’s PharmASSIST ROBOTx system comprises 140 dispensers and automates the counting of their top prescription movers. The system seamlessly integrates with their Rx30 pharmacy management system, providing real-time prescription order flow, filling accuracy, and an efficient workflow for their fulfillment process. “We value our customers’ time and the integration of our systems has enabled us to make great strides toward achieving our goal of improving service to enhance our customers’ experience.“ said Jerkins.

Innovation’s PharmASSIST technology comprises a universal workflow software (PharmASSIST Symphony®) and dispensing platform that serves as the common denominator of the firm’s entire suite of products. Pharmacies can implement any PharmASSIST product or combination of products to address their immediate requirements and can then either incrementally upgrade their system at their own pace, or migrate their system to the next level of automation at any time.

About Innovation Associates
Innovation, a leader in the world of automated prescription dispensing and workflow systems, offers the PharmASSIST family of products to address the prescription growth, quality assurance, pharmacy workflow, and cost control challenges of all types of pharmacies. Using PharmASSIST pharmacy automation solutions, pharmacies increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety, and set new benchmarks for quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction.

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