Video: Robotic pharmacist fills 350,000 doses without mistakes

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.

Remember when I wrote about a robotic system that can fill doses of medication ...perfectly? I just thought you'd like to see video footage of the robot in action.

The SmartPlanet crew went to The University of California at San Francisco to see how the robot system operates.

The Robotic IV Automation (RIVA) system can prepare hazardous chemotherapy drugs and fill prescriptions accurately. It's a clever way to use robots to fill and track medications to improve patient safety.

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