Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Technology that is helping pharmacists spend more time with their patients and deliver prescriptions faster is created high atop Carpathian Hill.
A new pharmacy in the Southern Tier will be able to fill 240 prescriptions per hour without taking time away from pharmacists.
"It's just like any other retail pharmacy, they can come bring their prescriptions here, the prescriptions can be faxed here or called in here," said Lindsay Wormuth.
Only pharmacists at the new UHS Pharmacy in Johnson City won't be traveling to the shelves to count-out the pills by hand.
Prescriptions will be filled by the PharmASSIST ROBOTx.
Once prescription information is entered into a computer, this system of computers completes the order.
"It will check both the prescription product and quantity, send that information to a dispenser to be counted, accurately counts that dispenser. Once the quantity of pills are counted accurately, it will pick up a vile, label it, retrieve the counted product from the dispenser, and output it to one of these lanes here," said Alecia Lashier from Innovation.
The company, atop Carpathian Hill in Johnson City, designed automatic pill counters in 1998, and by 2004 it had sold its first robot that controls them.
Now it serves 1100 customers including every air-force base in the world, and soon, it will be serving its home village.
"This is huge. We're really excited about having it local where we can go see it. The pharmacy in Johnson City has had our software for a long time, but this is the first robot in the Triple Cities. Everyone is very excited about it, and we're looking forward to showing it off," said Innovation's Tim Limer, showing off a robot that can accurately fill a prescription every fifteen seconds,
Since the flood, Innovation has consolidated some of its operations at its Johnson City facility.
It designs and builds its computers here in the Southern Tier.
It's looking forward to working on an upcoming project in Singapore.