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Monday, February 28, 2005

Pharmacy innovation

Here's an interesting case of old economy (pharmacy) innovation. I found this article on the PWC site. First, this pharmacy has a new employee: A robot. By using a robot arm for collecting drugs not only do they increase production while decreasing costs, but also are the number of errors decreased. Not an unimportant aspect when dealing with drugs!

Second they build a computer system for better cooperating with doctors. And they are expanding that cooperation. Currently they check the records of all 55 plus cases on drug use and problems. This alone has saved over 400.000 euros last year in Dronten (NL) alone. Can you imagine the savings on a national scale?


  • Expect more, I have spoken with the guy behind this innovation and there is a great deal more to innovate in the service proposition of the pharmacy (dunno if the pharmacist likes it though but the customer will)

    By Anonymous ron, at 4:37 pm  

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