Desert Regional Medical Center has purchased the Cerner RxStation automated medication dispensing cabinets to decrease medication errors and drive patient safety initiatives.
The RxStation healthcare device creates a fully automated medication-management process by connecting the medication dispensing unit directly to the Cerner Millennium solution for the patient electronic medical record (EMR). When clinicians go to the cabinet to retrieve medications, they open the patient’s EMR and select the medication to be administered. A drawer on the RxStation cabinet containing the appropriate medication at the appropriate dose opens, allowing the clinicians to retrieve the medication.
This virtually eliminates the risk of a clinician grabbing the wrong medication. The RxStation healthcare device also aids pharmacies with medication inventory management by instantly updating the quantities of available medications and triggering alerts for those running low.
The RxStation automated medication-dispensing units work in conjunction with the Cerner PharmNet solution to provide a fully integrated medication management solution.