Hospital pharmacy in the age of transformation

Randy Kehler, Athabasca University MBA ’12, was recently interviewed about hospital pharmacy automation and the ensuing transformation of the medical industry. Randy is the global sales manager at Intelligent Hospital Systems, a medical device company dedicated to improving the design and advancement of automated solutions for hospitals. As a result of their research, the Robotic IV Automation system (RIVA) was developed. RIVA is a fully-automated IV compounding system that prepares medications for syringes and IV bags. It is used in hospital pharmacies to automatically and accurately dispense certain kinds of medications. By using RIVA, hospitals can enhance patient safety, lower the cost-per-dose of medications, reduce vulnerability to medication shortages and significantly reduce waste. You can read more about Randy’s journey to help transform hospital pharmacies here.