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.
The Eyecon™ 9420 is a unique machine vision counting system. A camera mounted above the counting platter captures photo images used to count pills five times per second. If a count is questioned, the photo can be viewed and/or printed. Every pill is sequentially numbered and all of the prescription data is annotated onto the photo.
The Eyecon 9420 uses a unique Visual Counting System™ that is up to 76% faster and significantly more accurate than manual counting. It helps reduce tedium and stress while allowing employees to spend more time with customers. Your customers will benefit from improved customer service and Rx accuracy.
Eyecon 9420 builds on the revolutionary technology of the original Eyecon machine, with enhanced features that take the system to the next level. The updated widescreen display presents more information in a single view and the touchscreen delivers enhanced brightness, touch accuracy and supports multi-touch for pinch and zoom. When the machine vision technology detects pill fragments or foreign matter on the counting platter, it alerts the operator. This feature ensures the quality of the prescriptions filled on the Eyecon.
For most pharmacies, Eyecon pays for itself very quickly. Filling automation improves Rx accuracy, resulting in improved customer safety, inventory control and customer satisfaction, saving an average pharmacy thousands of dollars per year.
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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 accuracy of the RxSafe gives me complete peace of mind. As the one responsible for any mistakes made in my pharmacy, this is priceless.
A specific area that we’ve been able to see a tremendous savings in time is through assigning tech’s to other areas. Prior to implementing the RxSafe they were handling inventory management responsibilities. Now we’ve been able to move a tech to our Med Sync program, effectively eliminating 30-40 hours per week of technician time.
Pioneer & RxSafe work together well and definitely make my job/our lives easier.
Adding the RxSafe to our pharmacy has allowed us to reduce the number of employees, monitor inventory levels remotely, and have the assurance of knowing that the machine is a deterrent for theft.
Controlled substance security is greatly enhanced with the machine. I was broken into 3 weeks ago and they didn’t get anything out of the RxSafe.
Our ROI was roughly a year for this machine, mainly because I didn’t have to move and that savings was pretty up front for us. Even after the first year you’re constantly seeing increases to our bottom line in terms of profitability.
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.
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.
RxSafe’s Data Rich Interchange
Technology sets RxSafe apart.
One of our most recent developments is the DRI™, the first-of-its-kind, message initiation “data rich interchange” for the retail pharmacy market. This protocol is essential for real workflow, providing pharmacy management with a complete suite of reports at their fingertips. The DRI is an integral part of every RxSafe product, making it a unique offering in pharmacy management software. With the development of the DRI, pharmacy workflow becomes even more robust and streamlined than ever before.
Eyecon® optical precision counting system
The Eyecon® optical precision counting system captures a “shadow image” and numbers each pill counted for filling the prescription. The image is stored with the prescription number for reference. Pill “fragments” or foreign material is identified in the image prior to process completion for remedy.
Unbeatable Features & Specs
Eyecon™ 9420 Features
- Eliminate over-dispensing and giving away pills
- Fill prescriptions more quickly for reduced patient wait-time
- Reduce customer frustration by avoiding under-fills
- Ensure the correct drug is dispensed
- Fewer partial-fills due to more accurate inventory
- Reduce time spent on physical inventories
- Reduce the number of nuisance claims of under-filled prescriptions for narcotics
- Many false claimants cease attempts to obtain more pills once they are shown the annotated tray photo
- Reduce legal liability through stock bottle validation and enhanced record-keeping
- Save time and improve the accuracy of keeping track of partial fills
- Produce reports for external auditors to document prescription filling activity
- Be confident placing higher price and narcotic drugs into robotics by using Eyecon to double-count
Specifications for Eyecon™ 9420 System
|Platter Surface Area||48″ sq.|
|Dimensions||W=11” L=17.5” H=28”|
|Weight||18 lbs. (30 lb. ship weight)|
|Widescreen Display||7″ diagonal, 800 x 480 IPS LCD with LED backlighting|
|Integrated Barcode Scanner||High performance 1D and 2D scan engine, motion tolerant and LED aiming dot|
|Warranty||Two year limited|
|Approvals||UL / cUL approval for USA and Canada, UL File Number E490213|
|US Patent||# 8,682,047|
Specifications for Eyecon™ 9420 Controller
|PMS Compatibility||Interfaces to over 20 pharmacy management software systems|
|Database||Regular updates to drug database and user interface|
|Ports||Two (2) USB 3.0 ports / Gigabit Ethernet port|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i3-5010U dual core|
|Storage||128 GB SSD|
|Power||100-240 VAC, 47-60Hz|
Eyecon™ 9420 Field Performance Data
|Pill Count||Product||Avg. Fill Time|
|30 pills||Eyecon® 9420||13.6 sec|
|GSE Model 664 Scale||15.6 sec|
|Competitive Brand||17.1 sec|
|Hand Counting||26.9 sec|
|60 pills||Eyecon® 9420||14.1 sec|
|GSE Model 664 Scale||16.9 sec|
|Competitive Brand||21.9 sec|
|Hand Counting||47.7 sec|
|90 pills||Eyecon® 9420||15.9 sec|
|GSE Model 664 Scale||17.0 sec|
|Competitive Brand||26.8 sec|
|Hand Counting||66.6 sec|