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Technology Investment for Patient Safety Behind Pharmacy Automation Purchase by Union Hospital of Cecil County

ELKTON, Md., March 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The pursuit of maximizing patient safety through an investment in state-of-the-art technology is the major reason why Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton, MD chose to install an automated carousel and inventory management software system from Pharmovative LLC (www.pharmovative.com), an innovative provider of pharmacy automation solutions.

Union Hospital of Cecil County is installing Pharmovative's PharMax™ inventory management software and automated vertical carousel to help optimize pharmacy operations. PharMax™ will interface with the pharmacy information software, automated dispensing cabinets and drug wholesaler to prioritize the drug fulfillment process.

The integrated system increases inventory turns and accuracy while reducing inventory levels by 25% to 35%, picking time and turnaround times. The software manages inventory levels and locations within the automated vertical carousel system as well as locations outside the carousel. Integrated bar code scanners and pick to light technologies direct the operator to the exact pick location, indicates the quantity to pick and is then scanned verified for maximum accuracy.

David Jaspan, Pharmacy Director at Union Hospital of Cecil County said "Our review of a number of automation options led us to choose Pharmovative's solution because of its many benefits. It will integrate well with our current technology and support our bedside medication distribution requirements. The addition of Pharmovative's carousel and software will help us to continue to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care and medication safety to our patients."

About Union Hospital of Cecil County





Union Hospital is an award-winning, full-service community hospital located in Elkton, Maryland. Nationally recognized for clinical excellence in the treatment and prevention of disease, our 122-bed, not-for-profit hospital is dedicated to providing superior, personalized, quality health care to our neighbors, families and friends.

Our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of residents in Cecil County and neighboring communities. Our services combine the latest technology with the warm, personal touch you'd expect from a community hospital. You'll find us in the community as well—offering doctors, imaging, physical therapy and other services to help people stay well. Serving the residents of Cecil County and the neighboring communities in Delaware and southern Pennsylvania for more than 100 years, we've made it a priority to remain committed to the high quality of care that we've been known for since 1908. For additional information, visit www.uhcc.com

About PHARMOVATIVE

Pharmovative, Oradell, NJ, is an Innovative Automation Solutions Company for the Healthcare Industry. It specializes in Inventory Management Software design and Carousel Storage implementation and is dedicated to providing simple, cost-effective bar coding solutions to assist directors, managers and technicians in streamlining the management of their pharmacy department's goods and services. Pharmovative is a privately held company and is able to offer its customers a wide range of product options without being constrained by any priorities established by a parent corporation. Consequently, customers utilizing its products will be better able to make changes without concern for the possible impact on their installed automation. For more information, visit www.pharmovative.com

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CONTACT: Dominic Conti, President PHARMOVATIVE 297 Kinderkamack Road Suite 153 Oradell, NJ 07649 Phone: 201-261-5052 dconti@pharmovative.com

Source: Pharmovative