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Innovation lands contract with Navy
August 17th, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. – Innovation has been awarded a five-year pact to provide pharmacy automation solutions to th U.S. Navy.
The company said Friday that under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, valued at up to $49 million, it will supply pharmacy automation technology to Navy high-volume sites and outpatient pharmacies worldwide.
According to Innovation, the Navy selected the company in part because it was the only one that fully met the technical requirements of its published Generic Functional Systems Requirement (GFSR).
Innovation said the Navy aims to replace current "end-of-life" pharmacy automation equipment and provide a more standardized process flow for many of the naval outpatient pharmacies; improve the quality of dispensing by reducing the chance for errors; increase the volume capability while reducing the wait time for patients and reduce operating costs related to improved inventory management, efficient staff utilization and increased security.
"Innovation is pleased that the U.S. Navy has awarded us this significant contract to upgrade their pharmacies' prescription fulfillment processes and quality control," stated Mary Reno, chief executive officer of Innovation. "We look forward to this opportunity to assist Navy pharmacies in achieving their goal of standardized workflow and dispensing platforms. Most importantly, our various technologies will help Navy pharmacies reach the specific quality objectives that they require to ensure the utmost in patient safety for our service men and women."
The company added that Navy hospitals previously acquired pharmacy automation systems individually. The new contract calls for central acquisition and management to enable Navy outpatient pharmacies to implement a standard pharmacy automation system throughout the life of the agreement.