Thursday, February 17, 2011
Broward Health Weston Installs Automated Prescription Drug Dispenser
Offers Patients Unprecedented New Level of Care and Convenience
The Urgent Care Center at Broward Health Weston announced it has begun offering InstyMeds, a fully automated ATM-style machine that dispenses prescription medications directly to patients immediately before leaving the office. The system, the first in South Florida, offers a safe, convenient way for patients to receive their prescription medications.
“This new system eliminates the need for patients to have to wait for their prescription at a nearby pharmacy when they’re not feeling well. They can now have their prescriptions filled in our Urgent Care Center.” says Chris Wing, administrator for BHW. “InstyMeds helps them get back on the road to recovery as soon as possible.”
The InstyMeds system automates the entire process from the physician issuing the prescription, to the patient obtaining their medications, and payment collection. The patient can obtain their medications and be on their way in about the same time it takes them to use their bank ATM.
“The added convenience will help ensure that patients fill and take their prescribed medications leading to faster recovery,” says Dr. Noemi Rivera, Urgent Care Center medical director. “We continue to support our local pharmacies for the more complex or expensive medications; however, for those patients who want the added convenience, the immediate service provided by the InstyMeds system can’t be beat.”
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit, www.browardhealth.org.
Christian Rodrigue, Broward Health Weston UCC Nurse Manager, using InstyMeds.