Peer Exchange > Tele Pharmacy drug dispenser

I saw an announcement that the Tele pharmacy system that passed the Ontario pharma regulations. The first remote dispensing unit of its kind. Technology really is evolving at a dizzying pace. Is this the end of pharmacists?

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJake S.

This is a man made better by machine scenario. Electronic convenience finally reaching the medical end user. It is expected to facilitate enhanced face to face interaction between the pharmacist and their patients. The flexibility of the system allows for greater access to pharmaceutical care by offering the potential to bring pharmacy services closer to the point of prescribing, areas of greater convenience and currently underserviced remote locations in Ontario.

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMD Jan

As I understand it, these units are in operation at various hospitals in Ontario. I believe Sunnybrook's Holland and Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre is one.

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJake S.

These boxes use state-of-the art robotics and scanning technologies to provide “24/7” face-to-face patient-pharmacist video consultation and immediate prescription dispensing to enable pharmacies everywhere, without the barriers of time, distance, language or costs of traditional pharmacies. I find it exciting and I am currently lobbying the powers that be to pilot these units in our facilities in small quantity.

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark L.