By Richard Brooker, Chief Architect – IT Managed Services Practice at BT Global Services
We’re familiar with hospital’s using IT for systems such as Patient Administration Systems and Electronic Medical Records. But not many of us are aware of just how much IT pervades medical care – from relatively static devices to very portable and mobile items of equipment.
An example of the fixed device would be a ‘Pharmacy Robot’ that manages the storage, dispensing, returning and restocking of medications. Such “robots” provide for a faster dispensing process, reduced stock holdings and the elimination of medication errors. [Read more...]