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Dose Innovations is an Australian owned and operated company and has
been successfully providing specialist software, technology and machinery
to pharmacies for 15 years by adapting globally proven pharmacy
automation products to Australia and New Zealand.
Pharmacy automation is a huge step forward for any pharmacy and a serious investment
in the future; you have to get it right. To get it right you need to do your homework
– s ort through the myths, and drill down to the answers you need to make the right
choice for your pharmacy. To help cut to the chase Dose Innovations has answered what
it believes are the key questions and dispelled some myths along the way.
Why talk to Dose Innovations?
Dose Innovations is owned by pharmacists
who use its products in their pharmacies. They
know from personal experience the positive
impact on their businesses and customers.
Dose Innovations has been providing
automation solutions since 2000. It distributes
world leading brands, and the company
manages its own product interfaces. Dose
Innovations has its own extensive service
network of locally based technicians and
experienced automation consultants in every
state, and it offers a 10 year warranty on its
Is the company recognised for its
Dose Innovations and its Rowa Automated
Dispensary system has been formally endorsed
by the Pharmacy Guild’s Gold Cross Products
& Services. According to Gold Cross General
Manager Trevor Clarkin the endorsement
came after a significant amount of time spent
‘researching, evaluating and investigating the
background of this technology, as well as Dose
Innovations as the distributor across Australia
and New Zealand’.
Also, Dose Innovations meets the
internationally recognised Quality
Management Standards and is ISO 9001
What machines does Dose
Dose Innovations has already installed around
80 Rowa Automated Dispensary and Inventory
Management systems into Australia. But as
well as making your dispensary more efficient,
they also offer products to make your DAA
packing efficient and accurate. With all the
Tosho, MDM, VBM, Stripfoil, and Pyxis devices,
Dose Innovations services more than 550
machines across Australia and New Zealand.
It’s not just about having the best products, but
having the experience, expertise and resources
to properly service and support them.
Does it have moving parts?
Some inferior technologies seek to scare
potential buyers with talk of many moving parts
that can break down. If you buy a machine,
such as a photocopier, are you concerned with
how many moving parts it has?
We use our own products, and we will tell
you the real story on what to expect and
how to best utilize our technology. We don’t
pass comment on competitor products,
but sometimes they pass comment on ours.
That’s why we want you to speak to our
customers and get the truth.
Is cost the key issue?
Costs vary as Dose Innovations offers a range of
solutions. A cheaper system is not necessarily
a better system, and it might actually cost you
money in the long term. The key question is
which solution will best suit your needs and
provide the best value. If you simply wish to
invest in your current systems to make them
easier – then cost could be a deciding factor. But
if you want to improve your current processes
and achieve more, then the capabilities of the
technology is the key factor to be considered.
Does automation replace staff?
Dose Innovations systems significantly reduce
dispensary labour requirements, and improve
accuracy. The time this frees up allows highly
qualified staff to be allocated to more productive
activities rather than repetitive tasks that can be
automated. Importantly automation can free up
pharmacist’s time to be out front with customers
and providing professional services that will
grow sales and improve income. In fact, the
stress free dispensary environment that is a result
of installing a Rowa automated system will allow
staff to handle script peaks more easily, resulting
in less staff fatigue which in turn promotes good
staff morale and therefore, staff retention.
Will automation with Dose
Innovations reduce dispensary errors?
Imagine pharmacy staff barcoding and cross
checking with dimensions, every product they
put on your shelves, and every order that you
receive. Imagine repeating this same process
when they pick the stock, to dispense it.
With Dose Innovations technology the product
is barcoded and measured so if the parameters
do not match (i.e. you have barcoded the wrong
product) it will be rejected. Dose Innovations
automation contributes to a significant reduction
of dispensary errors.
Dose Innovations – smart
solutions to suit your pharmacy
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