PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
time2stand
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 292
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all time2stand's badges.
 

Western Cape DoH goes out to tender for Hospital Robotic Dispensing Systems

10 March 2014, 07:24

The Western Cape Department of Health (DoH) recently issued a tender for two robotic dispensing systems. The plan is to implement the robots in the pharmacy departments at Groote Schuur Hospital (for outpatients) and Tygerberg Hospital (for outpatients and discharge).

Auto-dispensing robots use automation to accelerate and modernise dispensing services. Pharmacy robots are still a relatively new concept in South Africa but in other countries where their use is wide-spread, pharmacy robotics has been shown to reduce errors, improve the speed and accuracy of the dispensing process and optimise use of space in the pharmacy. Automated dispensing methods also allow medication supplies to be easily tracked from supplier to patient, resulting in improved patient safety and management. 

Pharmacy robots handle high volumes of dispensing in busy pharmacies faster than is possible by humans, and as a result free up pharmacists’ and pharmacy staff time - allowing them more time to focus on patients and deliver improved services. As newer, faster and more efficient healthcare-related robotics become available, robot use in all sectors of pharmacy is destined to increase.

On 5th March a briefing session and site-visits took place where interested parties were briefed about the DoH’s requirements for robotic stock control and high-volume picking for dispensing at the pharmacy departments of the two hospitals. The successful bidder for the robotic solution will be required to manage the implementation and interface to the JAC Medicines Management Platform which covers the entire province.

We spoke to Jonathan Mills, JAC’s South African representative, who commented, “Intelligent, robotic-automation has the potential to transform hospital dispensaries in South Africa as they have around the world. Having invested in building a core medicines management platform over the past three years, the DoH is now able to look at these newer more advanced technologies to increase efficiency further and provide a better service for patients.”

For more information, get in contact via email news@ehealthnews.co.za or Twitter @time2stand.  

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Gert James
Shedding a tear over Loadshedding

Stop treating me and millions of other citizens like we are in inconvenience. We do NOT live in a third world country and the time has come for you to eradicate third world thinking. Read more...

23 comments 1992 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky
Looking to Zuma to put a spring i...

According to the SABC, President Jacob Zuma says the government needs prayers for good leadership and peace. No: we just need good leadership. Many are praying, but it is just not working. Read more...

3 comments 189 views
Submitted by
Debby Timm
Eskom public relations

I know this is getting old, and is probably one of the biggest irritations in our lives, however I would like to make some observations. Read more...

12 comments 1874 views
Submitted by
Thulane Bolsheviks
“We saw the future in Soweto this...

Stunned and ashamed by events in Soweto this week, it may be tempting for some of us to look the other way or simply disbelieve what we see. Read more...

20 comments 3311 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Open letter to MT Sabisa

 Read more...

5 comments 127 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.