Miami, FL — Mercy Hospital, a 488-bed acute care hospital in Coconut Grove, now offers MedExpress, a self-service pharmacy kiosk solution. This convenient medication dispensing system allows discharged patients to leave the hospital with their required medication in hand to begin treatment immediately without having to make a separate trip to the pharmacy.
The kiosk, supervised by a pharmacist, can dispense a prescription in under 90 seconds and can accept either electronic or handwritten prescriptions. The pharmacist carries out such functions as reviewing patient medical history and allergies, as well as potential interaction with other medications being taken. The kiosk supports the dispensing of first fill and refill prescription drugs and over-the-counter-medications in a fast and secure manner.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to provide our patients with the option to fill their prescriptions at the time of discharge," said Joseph Melchiode, Mercy Hospital's Chief Executive Officer. "Bringing this technology to our Emergency Room enables us to continue to fulfill our mission of delivering patient-centered solutions."
People who use MedExpress have 24/7 access to comprehensive, multi-lingual pharmacist service through private audio-visual communications built into the pharmacy center, as well as an integrated smartphone app.