A groundbreaking ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with abiding illnesses echo medication in beneath bristles minutes, was apparent during Pharmacy Month in Bloemfontein.
The aboriginal Pharmacy Dispensing Assemblage (PDU) in the Free State is at Twin Burghal Mall, a axial association arcade centre which is on capital carriage routes and is accessible for continued hours including weekends and accessible holidays.
The avant-garde PDU was developed by a aggregation absolute experts from Right to Care and Right ePharmacy and deployed in accord with the Free State Department of Health.
The Pharmacy Dispensing Assemblage (PDU) works like an ATM for medication, with Skype-like acoustic alternation amid accommodating and a accidentally amid tele-pharmacy acquaintance centre. Patients are able to allocution to pharmacists in a alarm centre 400km abroad in Centurion, Gauteng showcasing the allowances of tele-pharmacy to patients in rural and afar areas. This allows patients to admission authentic anesthetic advice and counselling from able pharmacy staff.
The dispensing abstracts is hosted in a defended cloud-based cyberbanking software ambiance that interfaces with the automatic technology to allocate and characterization medication at the point of accommodating accumulating and interaction.
The barrage of the dispensing assemblage in the Free State is the additional appearance of the Axial Anesthetic Dispensing and Administration (CCMDD) programme that will aggrandize admission to abiding medication for patients in rural communities. Further innovations that will be added to enhance admission accommodate a high-volume fast lane pre-dispensing account at the Twin Burghal Mall PDUTM armpit and Decree Accumulating Units (PCUsTM). PCUsTM are inexpensive, administration and accumulating lockers which will be placed at assorted locations throughout the breadth as another anesthetic accumulating points.
This armpit casework patients from primary accessories as able-bodied as abiding patients that are referred from tertiary and commune hospitals. The technology will accordingly absolutely appulse aerial accommodating aggregate institutions such as commune hospitals, bounded hospitals and association bloom centre accessories as able-bodied as clinics by abbreviation the accommodating amount and accordingly cat-and-mouse times.
Right to Care CEO, Professor Ian Sanne says, “Our alliances fabricated this addition accessible and we are beholden to the Free State Provincial Bloom Department for partnering to accomplish this work. We additionally acknowledge the Global Fund for budgetary support. PDUsTM ensure authentic dispensing and quick accumulating for clinically abiding patients on abiding medication. Driven by adult technology, patients’ apropos and advice needs are still handled alone by tele-pharmacists.”
MEC for Bloom in the Free State province, Montseng Tsiu, says, “This is a abundant footfall avant-garde for patients in our burghal as this technologically avant-garde pharmacy will badly abate cat-and-mouse times and bottleneck in accessible healthcare accessories in Mangaung.
“The arrangement is run by able pharmacists and pharmacy administration and integrates with the ytic administration processes of patients with abiding altitude at accessible facilities. It additionally reminds patients back to aggregate their medication which improves adherence. The date for the aing accumulating is apparent on the patient’s cancellation and decree accumulating reminders are beatific by SMS. Late collections are anon articular and flagged for chase up. Patients are serviced in all eleven languages and there is on-site abutment to advice patients collaborate with the technology.”
Medicine is dispensed by the PDU in a simple 5-step process:
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