Not being involved with long-term care (LTC) pharmacies much over the years, I sometimes forget that thereâ€™s technology to help with some of the day-to-day operations.
I recently came across an advertisement for a company called Manchac Technologies. The reason it caught my eye is because I had a chance to visit with Manchac several years ago when they were still in their development stage.
Manchac is a company out of Alexandria, LA that specializes in technology designed to automated blister card packaging called DOSIS.Â â€œDOSIS products are designed to enhance efficiencies in your pharmacy operations while reducing the opportunities for errorsâ€¦a robotic solution that fully automates blister cards (filled, sealed, and patient-labeled)â€.
Blister cards â€“ aka punch cards, blister packs, etc. – are still prominent in nursing homes and, therefore, a huge part of LTC pharmacies. Large operations will do thousands of blister cards daily. According to information on the DOSIS site, the companies new BP198 machine is â€œcapable of producing 40-55 filled and sealed cards per hourâ€.