One Of Nation's Busiest Hospitals Selects ForHealth Technologies' Robotic Technology
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ForHealth Technologies, Inc., a leader in automated devices for intravenous drug preparation, announced today that its pharmacy robotic technology IntelliFill i.v. will be installed and used by Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. The IntelliFill i.v. system was selected by Jackson Memorial Hospital to place additional emphasis on patient safety and efficiency.
"We are delighted that Jackson Memorial Hospital has placed its confidence in ForHealth's IntelliFill i.v. device to advance the safety and efficiency of pharmacy operations in one of the busiest hospitals in America," said Rod Wolford, chairman and CEO of ForHealth Technologies, Inc.
IntelliFill i.v. automates the compounding and labeling of intravenous doses in syringes at speeds that can only be achieved through automated processes. By employing bar code scanning, vision systems and weight confirmation steps, and by providing final products that are identified with barcodes, IntelliFill i.v. reduces medication errors. Further, by providing a Class 10 compounding environment, IntelliFill i.v. assures that the final i.v. product produced is of the highest quality. The system also promotes long- term hospital cost-savings by preparing the final intravenous products in a syringe instead of an i.v. bag.
Based on the number of admissions to a single facility, Jackson Memorial is one of the nation's busiest hospitals. Opened in 1918, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the only public hospital in Miami-Dade County and the largest teaching hospital in the state.
"With over three million patient-use syringes prepared in hospitals by our IntelliFill i.v. robots, we understand the requirements for accuracy, productivity and sterility in the IntelliFill i.v. system," Wolford said. "ForHealth's innovations are setting new standards for hospital pharmacies in patient safety, cost-efficiency and compliance with new regulations such as U.S. Pharmacopoeia <797>. With over 24 U.S. patents in process, we clearly are well positioned to continue to bring technological innovation to the i.v. compounding process."
A growing list of major healthcare organizations have purchased and installed IntelliFill i.v., including Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Texas; Spectrum Health of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Children's Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minn.; Providence Healthcare of Portland, Ore.; Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, Pa.; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center of Hartford, Conn.; Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Columbus Children's Hospital of Columbus, Ohio.
About ForHealth Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1998, ForHealth Technologies, Inc. (http://www.fhtinc.com/), a leader in automated devices for intravenous drug preparation, is committed to increasing patient safety and decreasing operating costs by automating the preparation of small-volume injectable medications in healthcare organizations worldwide. Offering safety, accuracy, efficiency and reliability, our IntelliFill i.v. automates the preparation of IV syringes, greatly enhancing both the safety of patients and the efficiency of hospital pharmacies.
About Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital is an accredited, non-profit, tertiary care hospital and the major teaching facility for the University of Miami School of Medicine. With 1,567 licensed beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital's many roles in South Florida include: being the only full-service provider for the indigent and medically indigent of Miami-Dade County, a regional referral center and a magnet for medical research and innovation. The strength of Jackson Memorial Hospital is its broad range of tertiary services and clinical programs designed to serve the entire community, including a medical staff that is recognized nationally for the quality of its patient care, teaching and research.Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031009/FLTH001LOGOAP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/PRN Photo Desk, email@example.comForHealth Technologies
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