McKesson introduces pharmacy automation system

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McKesson has introduced the PROmanager-Rx pharmacy automation system, which allows hospitals to automate the dispensing of tablets, capsules and other oral solid medications that come pre-packaged from drug manufacturers in unit-dose, bar-coded form.

According to the San Fransisco-based company, the PROmanager-Rx is for patient-centric filing and supports bar-code medication administration operations and features order processing and inventory management software.

Unit-dose packages produced by Sky Packaging, a McKesson company, are certified for use in PROmanager-Rx.

The system operates on McKesson’s Connect-Rx software platform and complements McKesson’s other bar-code-driven medication-use process solutions.