Swisslog Healthcare Partners with Kiang Wu Hospital for Improved Automation
Swisslog Healthcare’s UniPick 2 Drug Dispensing System was successfully implemented in the Kiang Wu Hospital’s outpatient pharmacy in October 2016. This state‐of‐the‐art drug dispensing system optimizes Kiang Wu Hospital’s outpatient pharmacy workflow to reduce patient waiting time, increase efficiency, improve patient service level and safeguard patient care by ensuring the right drug, dose and quantity is dispensed to the right patient.
Swisslog Healthcare is proud to be the selected pharmacy automation partner for Kiang Wu Hospital. The UniPick 2 Drug Dispensing System currently manages at least 70% of the dispensed volume at the outpatient pharmacy and handles more than 1,000 prescriptions per day.
“Kiang Wu Hospital is determined to improve our operational efficiency to provide better service to our patients. With the successful implementation of the UniPick 2 at the outpatient pharmacy, our pharmacists now have more time to engage with their patients to provide drug administration counselling for our patients and to reduce wait times for our patients.“ says Mr Leong Peng San, Business Manager of Pharmacy.
Swisslog UniPick 2 Drug Dispensing System can load and dispense drugs simultaneously, increasing the pharmacy’s efficiency in drug management. With a vertical traveling conveyor, it ensures safe dispensing of glass-bottled medications. Real-time inventory checks can be done to ensure all drugs are accounted for and reports can be generated to study and optimize the pharmacy’s capacity.
"With our global track record and outpatient pharmacy customer base in China, Swisslog Healthcare is honored to be part of Kiang Wu Hospital’s vision to improve their outpatient pharmacy workflow, which will in turn benefit their patients. We are committed to providing continual improvement and development of pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals to increase efficiency, enhance quality of care and ultimately result in better patient outcomes.“ says Stefan Hasenfratz, Head of Swisslog Healthcare Asia.
In line with Kiang Wu Hospital’s 145th year anniversary, the outpatient pharmacy was renovated to house the new state-of-the-art system from Swisslog, while at the same time preparing the hospital staff to transcend from traditional hospital practices to automted processes.