Three months after introducing the RxSafe we saw a reduction in technician labor hours of between 200–250 hours per month. This reduction basically covers the cost of the RxSafe.
Our operational costs are significantly lower due to the tracking and reporting now available to us through the RxSafe. We’ve been able to reduce our overall inventory by $70,000 since we installed the RxSafe. RxSafe provided us with the most professional install I’ve ever had. The accuracy that the RxSafe provides has improved my peace of mind. Now I don’t have to worry about errors and I feel secure knowing that what is dispensed is 100% correct.
RxSafe has done magic for us. Before the RxSafe, we had 4, 5 or even 6 people counting. Now at peak time we have 2 or maximum 3 people counting. It’s really done a lot for us.
Paw Paw Village introduced the RxSafe 1800 two tower system in one of our 6 stores a year ago. We’ve seen the cost of generics increase the cost of on-hand inventory by an average of $30k in all of our stores except the one with the RxSafe. That store has actually seen a $50k decrease in on-hand inventory costs. This totals $80k in savings attributed to the RxSafe. We’ve also seen our inventory turns increase from 17 turns per year to 23+ turns per year. In addition, we’ve been able to reduce our labor costs by an average of 200 to 250 labor hours per month, which basically covered the payment on the unit. Therefore in four years that labor savings will go directly to cash flow.
Now I have the peace of mind of knowing the patient received the drug they’re supposed to be getting. With RxSafe there is no room for mistakes so accuracy, efficiency and productivity are at their highest levels.
Patients have told me that RxSafe adherence packaging has been life-changing. In the past, they were never able to take their medication as prescribed. They’re now taking their meds on time and are 100% compliant on the new system. It’s affecting their health in a big way.
We had a space issue prior to getting the RxSafe. We were in 1100 sqft and had 3 bays for medication. We were able to remove two of the prescription bays and put a 2-tower RxSafe in there. This saved us so much room.
Since we got the RxSafe we’ve found that our workflow is more efficient, our fills are more accurate and the speed allows us to focus on patient needs more than any other automation solution could.
I think the most important capability is speed and accuracy. It allows 1 person to fill a multitude of prescriptions quickly and accurately. With the RxSafe it finds it very quickly and brings the correct drug every single time to the operator.
The RxSafe strip packager is the best pharmacy automation I’ve seen – it’s more scale-able, there are fewer errors and it will handle larger pills than the competition.