Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

Summary: UCSF Medical Center patients now receive medication from the hospital's automated pharmacy. By using robots instead of people, the hospital hopes to reduce errors and free pharmacists and nurses to work directly with doctors on patient care.

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UCSF Medical Center patients now receive medication from the hospital's automated pharmacy. By using robots instead of people, the hospital hopes to reduce errors and free pharmacists and nurses to work directly with doctors on patient care.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Health

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  • RE: Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

    Right, computers don't make mistakes. I think my job is safe
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  • RE: Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

    Old news. The McKesson team at Cookeville (TN) Regional Medical Center installed one of these years ago. Talk to Doc Walker, chief Pharmacist.
    WCarlS
    • RE: Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

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      • RE: Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

        @madclive It's true that computers might make mistakes from time to time, but it's highly unlikely to over exceed errors made by humans
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