Welcome!

News Feed Item

The MedVend Automatic Medication Dispensing Unit Meets the Critical Challenges of Physician Dispensing

Poor Medication Adherence Is One of the Many Negative Outcomes of the Outdated Prescribing System That Most Dispensing Physicians Currently Use

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) - It is no secret that Physician Dispensing play an extra-critical role in health care. This "Point of Care" dispensing of medications faces challenges that include: Eliminating medication dispensing errors, Reducing patient non-compliance, and Managing health care costs. Automated Medication Dispensers, such as the MedVend AMD, are a safe and effective way of managing physician dispensing. It's all about the effective use of today's technology to ensure a safe and effective management of physician medication dispensing.

According to a report in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, medication dispensing errors account for approximately 21% of all medication errors. The system that most point-of-care physicians use for medication dispensing is error prone. Using Automated Medication Dispensers is not error prone, and offers many advantages over existing methodology. These errors in medication dispensing represents a significant risk to patients. The MedVend AMD has reduced medication dispensing down to an exact science.

Once a physician dispensing practice places an Automated Medication Dispenser in their office or facility, they have complete control over the prescribing process. The doctor would simply enter the prescription into the AMD system using a computer or tablet. The patient receives a four-digit PIN when they check out. They will then enter their date of birth and their PIN into the AMD, which will display the amount of the patient's copay (after adjudicating with their Pharmacy Benefit Manager) with instructions on how to pay for the medication. If the patient does not have insurance, they will see the cash amount they need to pay. After payment is made, the patient will receive their bottled prescription along with a medication guide and a receipt. All of this takes less than one minute. There is a phone on the AMD which is immediately connected to a pharmacist technician who will answer any patient questions through two-way video conferencing.

Patient non-compliance is at epidemic proportions throughout the Unites States. It directly impacts on patient wellness. Every time a patient leaves the dispensing physician's office without their medication, the likelihood of non-adherence increases. It is well known that when patients have immediate access to their prescription, they are more likely to fill it, and thus begin their medication immediately. According to a company spokesperson, the MedVend AMD not only is an excellent additional income stream, it relieves staff of time-consuming duties so that they can focus more on direct patient care. At the same time, it ensures that all Federal, State and local regulations are satisfied. Also, Federal and State entities inspect the AMD Units for safety and compliance.

Medications are pre-packaged at an FDA Regulated Facility, which removes the possibility of cross-contamination which occurs using "prescription filling trays." HIPAA Standards are easily met through the AMD System's use of top security and safety functions. The integrity of prescriptions is promoted multiple times throughout the prescription filling and delivery process.

For complete information, visit: MedVend AMD

Media Contact:
MedVend AMD
Attn: Press
6889 Orchard Lake Road, #136,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
888.501.6337

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
"Splunk basically takes machine data and we make it usable, valuable and accessible for everyone. The way that plays in DevOps is - we need to make data-driven decisions to delivering applications," explained Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk and @DevOpsSummit Conference Chair, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Robert Doyle, lead architect at eCube Systems, will examine the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and show the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. He will introduce the use of NXTmonitor, a next-generation DevOps tool that captures application environments, dependencies and start/stop procedures in a portable configuration file with an easy-to-use GUI. In addition to captur...
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.