BlistAssist is an innovative multi-med blister card packaging assistant that offers accuracy, traceability, and security. If your pharmacy is manually filling cold-seal blister cards to improve patient adherence, you’re probably spending hours to hand fill and painstakingly inspect these cards. BlistAssist offers a revolutionary, light and vision guided solution that improves the manual preparation and verification of single or multi-med blister cards.
How does BlistAssist improve card-filling accuracy & speed?
BlistAssist’s unique, light-guided panel improves the tedious, time consuming, and labor intensive manual multi-med card filling process, and allows technicians to easily work with one NDC at a time. Barcode verification and pill-by-pill, image-driven workflow greatly enhance accuracy and verification, reducing potential for errors. BlistAssist monitors the card filling process, allowing the user to step away and easily resume production.
How does BlistAssist ensure traceability?
BlistAssist features the unparalleled ability to track lot numbers and expiration dates in manually-prepared blister cards. Operator activity is tracked via a login and password.
What does the software do, exactly?
First, the software automatically transfers patient medication profiles, so there is no double entry. During the filling process, the software monitors workflow progress, allowing the user to easily resume production after an interruption. This saves time and prevents errors. In addition, the light-guided, image-driven interface enables two multi-med blister cards to be filled in the same workflow.
Does BlistAssist save pharmacist verification time?
Yes! The system is designed for faster inspection by the pharmacist due to the simplicity of single card inspection. “Layer-by-layer” verification creates a quick and convenient verification process and ensures that no cards are missed, and pharmacists are only looking at one drug at a time. The system stores verification images for archival purposes. Pharmacists can send back rework requests to the BlistAssist in real time, and are able to log into the verification interface via web browser from anywhere in the pharmacy, and on any type of device.
How much time savings can be achieved with this automation?
Our customers have reported that pharmacists using BlistAssit have easily cut their verification review time by more than half. That means if your pharmacist currently spends an hour a day on blister card verification, BlistAssist could save a typical pharmacy $800 or more in pharmacist labor savings every month, not to mention technician time.
Can pharmacists verify prepared cards remotely?
Yes, pharmacists have the unique flexibility to conduct final verification remotely, using a mobile device, such as an iPad, or any computer with a secure Internet connection.
Which blister cards does BlistAssist support?
The system is compatible with most commonly used cold-seal blister cards, for example: Dispill®, FlexRx™ Light, Qube and SureMed®.
What is the BlistAssist footprint?
BlistAssist is a table-top device designed to fit any any retail pharmacy. The machine is 23″ W x 22.75″ L x 26″ H.
Can the system track lot number and expiration date?
Yes. The BlistAssist offers card-level lot number and expiration date tracking.
How difficult is the BlistAssist to clean?
It’s very easy to clean, using alcohol wipes.
Is the BlistAssist leasable?
Yes, and it typically qualifies for an IRS Section 179 tax write-off.*
*This statement is not intended as tax advice. Consult your accountant or tax advisor to determine your eligibility.