Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 7, 2010 — ASCP/NCPDP Industry Meeting – Representatives from Bellevue, Wash.-based Talyst Inc., the leader in pharmacy automation systems, are participating in discussions hosted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) on best practices for complying with impending federal rules for reducing medication waste in long-term care settings.
Talyst supports long-term care facilities and pharmacies nationwide with its InSiteRx™ Remote Dispensing System. It is the first medication management system designed to meet the unique challenges of long-term care, enabling timely, pharmacist-approved, on-demand medication dispensing right at the facility.
It is expected that new rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require alternative dispensing methods to reduce medication waste in long-term care, a move that is projected to save $6 billion in healthcare costs over the next 10 years. The rules are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2012.
Talyst customers will share their experiences using automated and dispensing technologies, providing a first-hand account of the benefits they’ve seen as a result of their investment. Paul Leamon, President and CEO of Wellfount Pharmacy in Indianapolis, Ind. will speak during a breakout session entitled, “Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Implementing Automated Dispensing.”
“Our goal is to support, and be a resource for, long-term care facilities and their pharmacists during this transition to adopting short-cycle fill methods and technologies,” said Carla Corkern, Talyst CEO.
For more information on how to leverage remote dispensing, eliminate medication waste, reduce costs and improve patient safety in long-term care, please read, Medication Waste in Long-Term Care White Paper.
Talyst is engineering the safer pharmacy. The company was founded in 2002 to provide automated medication management systems to acute care hospital pharmacies. The following year Talyst launched AutoPharm®, the innovative software platform designed to drive a complete suite of medication storage, packaging, refrigeration, and barcoding hardware.
As of 2010, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 500 acute care hospitals, integrated healthcare companies, long-term care facilities, and corrections facilities. Talyst is dedicated to delivering world-class software and proven hardware components to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control, and improve patient safety in all care environments.