Drug workflow management

Drug workflow management

  • CN 105,393,277 B
  • Filed: 05/22/2014
  • Issued: 07/27/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of managing medications, comprising:

  • automatically receiving, by a computing device, a replenishment signal transmitted from a first medical device, the replenishment signal indicating a need to replenish a medication now being administered by the first medical device, the replenishment signal including a medication order for the medication;

    receiving, by the computing device, an automated notification based on the scanning of the reader device at the second medical device;

    the drug currently designated for delivery by the second medical device is delivered, but is not implemented by the second medical device, and is now an unused drug;

    the computing device is connected with;

    a medication preparation component configured to fulfill a plurality of medication orders based on a first set of parameters, the first set of parameters including preparation instructions to prepare medications in a received medication order using component medications in inventory and the unused medications;

    (ii) an inventory management component configured to provision inventory in accordance with a second set of parameters;

    (iii) a dispense management component configured to dispense a medication according to a third set of parameters, the third set of parameters including an identification of the unused medication currently designated for the second medical device; and

    (iv) a medication reclamation management component configured to retrieve an unused medication in accordance with a fourth set of parameters, the fourth set of parameters including a current location of the unused medication based on receiving the automated notification and the medication order from the first medical device, the medication reclamation management component further configured to provide delivery instructions to a mobile device remote from the medication preparation component and the medication reclamation management component based on a readiness of the medication order and the current location of the unused medication to retrieve the unused medication from a current location and deliver the unused medication to a preparation location; and

    providing the first set of parameters to the medication preparation assembly in accordance with the second set of parameters, the third set of parameters and the fourth set of parameters,wherein the medication preparation component is not directly connectable to the second set of parameters, the third set of parameters, and the fourth set of parameters.

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