October 2, 2017

NewIcon’s smart solution in use at Danish hospital

The smart medicine cabinet enables automatic, real-time overview of the volumes, conditions and expirations of medicines, while minimising the risk of individual error or misuse.
The smart medicine cabinet enables automatic, real-time overview of the volumes, conditions and expirations of medicines, while minimising the risk of individual error or misuse.
NewIcon

Finnish automation specialist for the healthcare industry NewIcon has entered the Danish market by supplying a smart medicine cabinet to Odense University Hospital.

NewIcon’s eMed ICON smart medicine cabinet is the first of its kind in Denmark and promises to make operations safer and more efficient at the hospital.

The smart cabinet fits in well with Odense hospital’s vision of ‘The right medicine, from the right hand, in the right patient, on time’, and has received encouraging feedback from nurses and pharmacists at the hospital who’ve piloted the system since spring.

“The nurses who’ve been using the cabinet think the distribution of medicine is more efficient and fluent with the smart medicine cabinet, since the indicator light clearly directs use,” says NewIcon’s representative in Denmark Hanne-Hansen-Nord in a press release. “The speed and safety of the smart cabinet’s medicine picking was also perceived as good.”

The healthcare sector in Denmark is currently integrating more technology and moving towards greater automation at hospitals in order to improve patient care and cut costs.

The large-scale Patient@home project in Denmark is contributing to the reform, in which NewIcon is partaking as the only Finnish representative.

NewIcon’s products are already in extensive use in Finnish hospitals.

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