POWERS LAKE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TCGRx (TCG), a leader in pharmacy automation and workflow solutions, announced at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Midyear Meeting in Orlando, FL. that the company is launching a cost-effective remote dispensing system for pharmacies that will give them total control of the script fulfillment process while providing inventory savings to the pharmacies and nursing facilities.
The easy to use, easy to maintain unit will reduce inventory cost and medication waste by dispensing medications closer to the time of administration to the patient. Currently, most pharmacies provide a 30 to 60 day supply of medication to the patient care facility. In addition to TCG’s new Remote Tablet Packager (RTP-Series), the company has also created tools to facilitate a centralized dispensing model based on shorter fill cycles that result in many of the same benefits as remote dispensing while minimizing capital expenditures.
By allowing the pharmacy to place a controlled access packaging device at the facility, the nurse can prepare medications for a specific pass time. The end product, a compliance pouch, is dispensed and administered at the facility. The compliance pouch is custom labeled, pre-packaged and collated for a one touch med pass and ease of cart stocking by the nurse. Weekend packages for the times and days needed are also generated from this system. Pharmacies will have full control of their business when servicing their customers because the medication canister filling and prescription order entry will be handled in the pharmacy.
“The market has expressed a need for delivering medications closer to administration time, so they can provide their customers with a safer process and quicker access to the medications they distribute,” said TCGRx CEO, Duane Chudy. “Our Remote Tablet Packager is by far the most cost effective way to provide real time dispensing on the market. Not only is our technology superior in quality and reliability to the alternatives but our operation costs are significantly less expensive. Our model truly provides an overall savings for the entire healthcare system,” said Chudy.
TCGRx strategically develops customized technology solutions to improve pharmacy efficiency and patient safety, the hallmarks of the company. TCG’s solutions are modular, expandable and flexible giving pharmacies the advantage to invest in technology at the level of their rate of growth. The company offers a full line of inventory control software and pharmacy fixtures, automation and design services backed by installation and customer support teams.
TCG is an industry leader in automation and design services for hospital, long-term care, retail, and specialty pharmacy markets. The company has a strong presence in all pharmacy markets throughout the United States and Canada. TGC headquarters is located in Powers Lake, WI. For more information, visit www.tcgrx.com.