BELLEVUE, Wash., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Talyst, Inc., a leader in pharmacy automation, announced a vendor agreement with H. D. Smith, the fourth largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, to provide the Company with leading pharmacy automation technology for its acute and extended care customers.
As the healthcare and pharmacy industries undergo major market demand shifts, H. D. Smith continues to provide tools that help anticipate these changes. The partnership with Talyst will further aid H. D. Smith in its proactive approach to anticipating its customers' needs and continue its goal of delivering high-quality solutions to its customer base.
Talyst's pharmacy automation technology provides additional controls and inventory tracking within the pharmacy and gives a foundation for improving patient safety through barcode administration at the patient's bedside. Distribution of Talyst's technology will benefit pharmacies and facilities across all of H. D. Smith's national distribution.
"This partnership will help pharmacies enhance their end-to-end supply chain from the wholesaler to the patient's bedside," said Jeff Greer, H. D. Smith vice president national accounts. "Partnering with Talyst will allow our customers to enhance patient safety and workflow efficiency."
"The H. D. Smith and Talyst partnership will enable pharmacists to achieve a higher level of performance that encourages constant improvement," said Carla Corkern, Talyst CEO and chairman of the board. "Talyst's automated dispensing products help pharmacies prepare for the pending changes in Healthcare Reform – doing less with more."
About H. D. Smith
Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, H. D. Smith is the largest privately held national full-line, full-service wholesaler that provides a complete line of pharmaceuticals, OTCs, HBAs, home healthcare products, durable medical equipment, seasonal merchandise and a wide array of marketing programs to retail pharmacies, regional chains and health systems. The company has distribution facilities in California, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas that service major markets throughout the United States. Additional information about H. D. Smith can be found at www.hdsmith.com.
Talyst is engineering the safer pharmacy. The company was founded in 2002 to provide automated medication-management systems to acute-care hospital pharmacies. The following year Talyst launched AutoPharm®, the innovative software platform designed to drive a complete suite of medication storage, packaging, refrigeration and barcoding hardware.
As of 2010, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 500 acute-care hospitals, integrated healthcare companies, long-term care facilities and corrections facilities. Talyst is dedicated to delivering world-class software and proven hardware components to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control and improve patient safety in all care environments. Additional information about Talyst can be found at www.talyst.com.
SOURCE Talyst, Inc.