BALTIMORE, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Remedi SeniorCare®, one of the country's leading long- term care (LTC) pharmacies, has officially opened the doors of its newest state-of-the-art facility in Richmond, Va. To support its recent and ongoing growth, the company's new pharmacy is centered on Remedi's revolutionary med-pass system Paxit®, a fully-automated robotic dispensing technology that can support 10,000 long-term care residents throughout Virginia. This is the first of three new state-of-the-art pharmacies Remedi has slated to open this year; the others will be in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Remedi's Paxit med-pass solution is the industry's only fully-automated medication dispensing system, delivering resident-specific 24-hour unit-dose medication with unsurpassed accuracy, reducing drug costs by 15 percent or more and increasing med pass efficiency by 30 percent or more. Paxit reduces inventory levels to just 2 days, eliminating the waste often associated with 30-day "bingo cards," and exceeds the requirement of the Affordable Care Act.
"The Commonwealth has built an exceptional reputation as one of the top areas in the country to develop and utilize innovative technologies," said Michael Bronfein, Remedi SeniorCare's chairman and chief executive officer. "Because of Virginia's nurturing long-term care environment and the acumen of its residents and businesses, we are confident Paxit and our other solutions will be well received by the community. We look forward to serving the growing population of seniors in the State with our customer-inspired, high-tech pharmacy solutions and unparalleled high-touch customer support."
"As we identified key areas to build our new Paxit pharmacies, we prioritized Virginia as the first area of focus because Richmond and the Commonwealth are critically important to us," Bronfein added.
"Senior care is rising in the area. According to the Virginia Division for the Aging, the number of older adults in Virginia will reach 1.8 million by 2030 – more than double the population in 2000. We believe our innovative technology will make a big difference in better resident-centered care."
Paxit is the first and only medication dispensing system designed by nurses with resident safety, nursing efficiency and cost reduction as their primary objectives. Nurse involvement at every stage of the development of Paxit resulted in a user-friendly design and smooth process flow:
- Easy tear-open bags and individually wrapped blisters with rounded corners to protect fingers; no co-mingling of pills; the ability to separate resident name from medication information on the bag
- Easy-to-read bags with large print for identifying the most important information; alphabetical order of medications listed in the same order as the Medication Administration Record (MAR); complete administration information including date, dispensing time, room number and both brand and generic drug names
- Simplified med pass process, reducing an average medication administration time by 30 minutes and eliminating the time associated with returns and refill processing; allowing more time to devote to resident-centered care.
About Remedi SeniorCare
Remedi SeniorCare®, a leading-edge pharmacy provider, enables long-term care facilities to deliver better business results and provide exceptional resident-centered care. At the forefront of implementing high-tech advancements for the industry, Remedi redefined medication administration and management with the launch of the Paxit® automated medication dispensing system, delivering superior accuracy, efficiency and medication cost reduction. Remedi's online and electronic tools via My Remedi® web portal and Connexit™ electronic data interchange further drive business management efficiency and overall cost reduction. Remedi supports nearly 31,000 residents across nine states and Washington, D.C. with RapidResponse℠ customer service, ensuring prompt access to medication delivery, expertise and comprehensive support. For more information, visit www.RemediRx.com.
SOURCE Remedi SeniorCare