BOZEN, Italy, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced the worldwide presentation and launch of its new i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Mid-Year Meeting December 6-10 in Las Vegas. With the availability of the i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine, Health Robotics becomes the first and only company in the world to provide a total automation solution to fill the void of automated process control and patient safety in the I.V. Room.
i.v.SOFT's Workflow Engine represents a an additional revolutionary step by Health Robotics in completing its vision to fully automate IV Admixtures by providing state-of-the-art software automation tools to address the IV preparation of patient doses that cannot be physically handled by robotics technology due to a variety of reasons, such as hospital choices of ampoules, non-standard IV Bags, diverse Elastomeric infusion devices, etc.
The primary challenges in today's IV Admixture operations are serious medication errors such as drug exchange and accuracy mistakes, high costs, life-critical turn-around time, intravenous drugs waste, regulatory issues, and difficulty in maintaining adequately trained clinical staff. While market-leading robots CytoCare(TM) and i.v.STATION(TM) automatically and aseptically compound the majority of hazardous and non-hazardous IV doses, hospitals have demanded complementary automation solutions for the 20-30% of IV doses (depending on local market requirements) that need to be routed to manual compounding on BSCs (biological safety cabinets). i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine offers worldwide hospital pharmacies the ability to have their pharmacy technicians work more efficiently while at the same time reducing costs due to IV Admixtures that are typically lost or re-made.
Building the i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine upon the product specifications, customer experience, software logic, and industrial component integration (digital camera, Barcode and RFID technologies, precision scale gravimetric controls, etc.) that we had already utilized for CytoCare and i.v.STATION proved to be a highly-complementary research and development project. I look forward to working with Gaspar DeViedma at the worldwide hospitals he selects for beta testing of the i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine during the first quarter of 2010 stated Fabio Fioravanti, Health Robotics' Chief Software Architect.
i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine and its optional modules (Dashboard, Profile, Cube, and Interface Engine) represent a very important milestone for Health Robotics as we leap from a niche technology vendor to our vision to become a full solution provider for the I.V. Room, which is the last frontier for modern technology adoption at worldwide hospitals. Our vision to own the I.V. Room Automation market should be complete when we release TPNstation(TM) to the market in late 2010 stated Werner Rainer, Health Robotics' CEO.
About Health Robotics:
Health Robotics is the global leading supplier of life-critical intra-venous medication preparation, compounding, and dispensing Robots, providing healthcare facilities in four continents with robotics technology and software automation solutions. The world-leading solutions CytoCare [hazardous IVs], i.v.STATION [non-hazardous IVs], i.v.SOFT [workflow engine] and the future development of TPNstation, have and will greatly contribute to ease global hospitals' growing pressures to improve patient safety through the effective and efficient production of sterile, accurate, and ready-to-administer IVs, to eliminate life-threatening drug-exchange errors, to decrease other medication errors and sterility risks, and to work more efficiently, increase throughput, reduce waste, and contain costs. For more information, please visit http://www.health-robotics.com
For additional information, please contact: Health Robotics S.r.l. Gaspar DeViedma Altmanstrasse 9A, Bozen, Sud-Tyrol, I-39100 USA: +1-609-980-7976 EUROPE: +39-346-963-4934 email@example.com
SOURCE: Health Robotics
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