News 11/12/2023

Deenova achieves unprecedented success with third consecutive sales record in France and strategic expansions across Italy, Norway, North Africa, and Germany

Milan – Deenova, a leading healthcare automation solutions and service provider, is pleased to report another year of unparalleled success in 2023. The company has not only secured its third consecutive sales record in France but has also triumphed in significant tenders, marking strategic expansions into Italy, Norway, North Africa, and Germany.

In a key move towards internationalization, Deenova entered the Nordics market by winning Norway’s public tender. The company is set to deliver the unit dose repackaging machine to Sjukehusapoteka Vest HF and Sykehusapotekene HF, reinforcing its commitment to advancing healthcare automation in the region.

Simultaneously, Deenova achieved another significant win in Morocco by securing the pharmacy automation service at CHU Benguerir, marking the first of its kind in the country.

As Deenova expands its European footprint, the company also strengthens its presence in established markets. In Germany, where Deenova pioneered the concept of Fully Automated Closed Loop medication management, the company secured its second customer by winning the tender of Sozialstiftung Bamberg. This accomplishment underscores Deenova’s unwavering commitment and technological superiority in enhancing medication management practices.

Beyond its established presence in Italy and France, Deenova’s successful internationalization cements its reputation as a trailblazer in healthcare automation. The company’s status as a trusted partner in the healthcare industry is rooted in its relentless focus on innovation and customer service, currently serving nearly 100 hospitals across eight European countries.

Christophe Jaffuel, Deenova’s Chief Commercial Officer, expresses satisfaction with the company’s progress: “We are pleased with the continued growth and trust from our customers. Our expansion into new markets reflects the positive impact of our solutions on healthcare practices. The fully modular nature of our technological solutions allows us to offer superior adaptability to our customers’ workflows, setting us apart in the industry.”

Looking ahead, the company remains committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and expanding its presence across Europe.

Deenova’s unique, patented, and fully integrated solutions greatly contribute to easing healthcare providers’ growing pressures to simultaneously improve patient safety, reduce therapy errors, minimize waste, contain costs, diminish the gap between rising patient volume/acuity and scarce medical staff. Deenova guarantees the simplification of the management of medications and medical devices with an expected cost savings range between 15% and 25%.

News 20/10/2023

High-tech is spreading in the Pharmacy of Papa Giovanni XXIII

The benefits of the collaboration between Deenova and ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo are the focus of Farmacia Ospedaliera‘s interview with Michela Franzin, director of the hospital pharmacy at the facility.

Read the original article in Italian.

High-tech is spreading in the Pharmacy of Papa Giovanni XXIII

Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo is a case of excellence and foresight in terms of technological evolution, as evidenced by the introduction of robotics in the pharmacy

Author: Viviana Persiani

 

The process of robotization through innovative digital technologies has also affected the healthcare sector, offering a substantial contribution in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, precision, safety for both patients and staff, as well as in terms of waste reduction. Among the examples of excellence that have taken the first steps toward technological evolution, the ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo has introduced robotics in the hospital pharmacy. Dr. Michela Franzin is a witness to the automation process of the ASST Pharmacy, which she now manages. “The process of robotizing the Pharmacy of Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital began in 2006, introducing the computerized prescription and preparation system for drug therapies, extending it to the wards, outpatient clinics, and day hospitals, excluding the Emergency Department and Critical Care, where alternative solutions were adopted. The next phase of robotics implementation involved the logistics system for medications and medical devices, and more.”

 

Automatic AGV handling

For a hospital that manages the daily transport and movement of tons of materials, including waste, meals, linens, as well as medications, some more urgent than others, blast preparations, compounded drugs, and medical devices, automating logistic flows was necessary. Today, movements occur on rails with a heavy automated transport system using automatic AGV handling, ensuring a high level of hygiene, material integrity, and a significant reduction in turnaround times.

 

Central warehouse cabinet

To ensure the quality of care, safety, and appropriateness of pharmacological therapy, a cabinet was placed in the central warehouse to manage unit-dose medication. The goal was to facilitate the logistics of personalized therapies to various departments up to the patients’ beds. This last intervention affected all the inpatient departments. Some of them were assigned a couple of cabinets from which medications could be dispensed by drug class. Here, the unit dose is packaged in sachets. “Thanks to the hospital’s computerized prescription, the cabinet’s management software allows for the automated loading of the trolley with the requested therapy, present in unit-dose sachets, with all the essential drug identification elements placed in drawers set up and dedicated to individual patients. These therapies are entirely traceable from origin to administration. The adoption of this system, with the availability of unit-dose medications, reduces distribution errors, ensuring patient safety. Unit-dose allows for the tracking of the care process. Additionally, thanks to the software, cabinet inventory, incoming and outgoing flows, and supply can be recorded coherently.” Unit-dose medication is prepared externally by a contracted company. “The ready unit doses are brought to the pharmacy, and the service involves loading them into the cabinets according to prescription requests. The company itself monitors their availability every day, replenishing them as needed”. In 2012, when the transfer from the Bergamo Ospedali Riuniti took place, three tenders related to logistics were carried out.

 

Robotic automated cabinet

In 2021, a robotic automated cabinet was also installed in the hospital warehouse. “This operation stems from a feasibility study conducted in the second half of 2020, in which a large working group participated. Today, the cabinet contains 30,000 to 40,000 drug packages and on the outside, it has baskets, dispensing points that allow the assembly of baskets for the departments. Loading can occur automatically or semi-automatically (automatically through a hopper or in limited-size entrances used when the medication is first inserted). The centrally organized system, introduced at the end of 2021, also made it easy to manage lot activity, such as retrieval from departments for any anomalies reported by the Ministry of Health, as a precautionary measure. At the same time, a pharmacy warehouse activity management procedure was initiated, in which the picking list system was introduced. When a request for replenishment is received from the departments, it is split between the products in the cabinet and those outside. The cabinets have a capacity limit in terms of quantity and quality: for example, refrigerated medications are not allowed, nor are medications that cannot fit for volume reasons. For the size of Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, more would be needed. The robotic cabinet brings significant advantages, such as reducing manual loading and unloading errors, allowing for a clear reduction in inventory times, eliminating differences between accounting and physical inventory, monitoring inventory in terms of quantity and value, as well as expiration dates, and simplifying the retrieval of lots reported by the Ministry of Health. Additionally, the automated preparation of baskets for the departments facilitates accurate reporting in the company’s management system: loads and unloads are instantly recorded, and the optimization of reorder activities has allowed staff to acquire greater expertise through adequate training in the use of the software in the robotic cabinet, reducing resources dedicated to preparation.” The robotization process has improved the internal operation of the pharmacy, optimizing automatic activities that are susceptible to errors by personnel. “Nursing resources, supported by technology, can devote more time and attention to patient care.”

 

Pneumatic tube system

In 2021, a connection system was introduced between the pharmacy warehouse and the Discharge Pharmacy. At Papa Giovanni XXIII, there is a medication dispensing counter for discharged patients and patients with chronic conditions, authorized to collect medications with a bimonthly prescription based on periodic follow-up. “An important and necessary solution, but with some critical points. Since the Discharge Pharmacy does not have the ability to store medications, it was decided to create a single centralized pharmaceutical warehouse at the pharmacy to reduce assembly errors, have better traceability, and reduce stock that is difficult to locate because it is scattered throughout the hospital departments. Time was a key variable that promoted the adoption of pneumatic tube system, which is very fast from the moment of request to distribution. In a few minutes, the requested therapy is delivered by the pneumatic tube.” Pneumatic tube system has introduced further improvement: connections start from the cabinet to send therapy kits to the Discharge Pharmacy, reducing time and error risks compared to manual preparation.

 

Macro and micrologistics tenders: medications

“Last year, when the agreement with the companies that had contributed to the development of robotization at Papa Giovanni XXIII ended, we had to reorganize the macro and micro logistics system, trying to rationalize and harmonize the processes. The goal was to automate to reduce the activities of healthcare personnel and further improve patient and healthcare worker safety. We needed to redesign the tenders, splitting them between macro logistics and internal logistics, with particular attention to medical devices that are sent from the pharmacy to the department. For medications, additional automation was proposed. Before opting for a model, we conducted an analysis and submitted a report to the strategic direction, based on an evaluation of the cost of the service and the availability of new technologies. The final decision had to be shared with the corporate management of social healthcare professions, the political direction, the purchasing management, and the corporate quality manager. In agreement, the evaluation was carried out by a third party, a mini-HTA with the aim of evaluating whether the developed model was appropriate, based on the technological innovations available. The result of this analysis supported the choice of our solution. Despite an increase in service costs, automated transport has generated increased benefits in terms of costs and avoided hospitalizations due to therapeutic errors. The adopted system is advantageous, even in the long term, thanks to the reduction of logistical and operational activities of personnel, as well as for the containment of inventory and waste, consumption, and workload. This required further enhancement of the solution. Unfortunately, during the Covid period, optimization activities naturally slowed down. However, the system needed to be maintained and improved. Currently, we produce 1,265,000 unit doses per year, covering about 65% of administrations, excluding some medications that will never be in unit dose. Therefore, it is not surprising that the revision of the logistics and supply model is a key factor in improving efficiency and the quality of service to patients”. Medication administration errors, excessive inventory in departments, and obsolescence are just a few of the factors that impact the budget in healthcare logistics, affecting public spending and service quality. “The tender specification that expires in July includes the introduction of the latest generation of automated cabinets in departments for managing unit-dose medication, with the goal of managing loading, unloading, lot and expiration date tracking, and reducing nursing work. The automated cabinets will be installed in all departments and will be managed by a prescription drug system. Unit-dose cabinets, for example, will not be used in Pediatrics where standard drug formats are not used; however, the management of packaged medication will be chosen with the prescription drug system. For departments that do not use this system, such as those in the critical care area and the Emergency Department, a kanban system was introduced”. It is a simpler system and an effective tool used in healthcare logistics: the solution consists of an RFID tag that contains all the necessary information for restocking the reference item. “Once the tag is taken, placed at a critical threshold, it is inserted into a device from which the signal generates the connection, and the request for resupply is automatically initiated. To help optimize and contribute to the logistics activities of nursing coordinators in departments without the prescription drug system, kanban represents an optimal solution”. In the “medication” sector, the first phase of the tender has begun, which concerns the management of personalized therapies for detainees at the Bergamo prison, where there are issues, primarily due to a lack of qualified personnel. The project aims to adopt a management system similar to that used in residential care facilities. Today, daily therapy is delivered, but the goal is to reorganize, taking advantage of technology. The system provided by the Lombardy Region, which includes an electronic folder distributed to all prisons, with a prescription module, will be used. The project is still in the implementation phase and is not yet active: to generate unit doses, the system will need to communicate with the software.

 

Macro and micrologistics tenders: medical devices

In the process of organizational and managerial innovation in Healthcare Companies, as well as in hospital pharmacies, one of the proposed changes to ensure the safety, reliability, and efficiency of processes is the traceability of medical devices. “Regarding medical devices, the first tender for traceability of high-cost consignment medical devices was launched. Gates and cabinets were set up to trace the entry and exit of the product. With the new tender, we want to expand to include an additional gate and insert baskets in which the packaging of the device, once consumed, is discarded in the same basket and, through RFID, is read and linked to the reference of the procedure. It is a traceability system similar to that of medication and is also used for implantable devices”.

 

Future prospects

In conclusion, Michela Franzin mentioned, “In the near future, we have the ambition to automate the laboratory for the preparation of antineoplastic compounds inside the hospital. The process of preparing over 200 preparations a day is entirely manual, and the availability of a robot would provide safety, reduce turnaround times, reduce operator manual work, and offer some advantages in terms of waste prevention. Technology is progressing quickly, and we are already evaluating second-generation robots, which are increasingly efficient”.

 

News 18/10/2023

Excellence paths: Gemelli of Rome, ‘Best Hospital in Italy,’ and the new ministerial decree on medical device traceability in Deenova’s interview with Professor Andrea Cambieri.

During the XLIV SIFO (Italian Society of Hospital Pharmacy) National Congress held in Rome from October 5th to 8th, Deenova welcomed Professor Andrea Cambieri, Medical Director of Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, to its booth. Professor Cambieri discussed with Fulvio Rudello, Deenova’s Director of Operations, the recognition received by the IRCCS Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic as the best Italian hospital according to Newsweek, and the new decree from the Ministry of Health regarding medical device traceability.

FR: Newsweek, the renowned US magazine, recently published its fifth annual analysis of the world’s best hospitals, in collaboration with the research company Statista Inc. In total 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries, including Italy, were evaluated. At the top of the list of the best Italian hospitals stands the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome.  Congratulations are certainly well-deserved at this point. In your opinion, what were the determining factors in achieving this outstanding result?

AC: Since Newsweek started publishing these rankings we have consistently performed very well: in the latest analysis we are the top hospital in Italy and thirty-eighth worldwide. This is a source of pride for us, considering the number and, above all, the quality of hospitals included in the rankings of the best facilities on the planet. We reached this level thanks to great teamwork which managed to combine the excellence of individual clinics with intense organizational efforts aimed at highlighting and tracking quality, while involving all professionals in continuous improvement activities.

Being recognised as the best hospital in Italy emphasizes the commitment of the Gemelli Polyclinic to quality and patient care. Could you elaborate on the specific initiatives or programs that contribute to ensuring a world-class level of healthcare and how you engage staff and the community in promoting these high standards?

The path that led us to excellence certainly passes through the Joint Commission International accreditation process. Two years ago, we obtained the first international certification at this level, as the result of a commitment undertaken many years earlier that involved all health professions in a relentless pursuit of quality. In June 2024 we will face recertification, which is equally challenging. It is necessary to involve staff through training and information sessions, as well as the so-called tracer activities, which involve field verification of individual records and individual patients for quality and compliance with Joint Commission standards. The project, therefore, continues day after day and also includes simulated inspections to measure the achievement and maintenance of required standards.

The Ministry of Health has recently issued a new decree concerning the traceability of medical devices through the obligation to register the UDI code. The Gemelli Polyclinic has already been maintaining UDI registration for years, already complying with future developments of this requirement. Could you share further details on this initiative?

We implemented traceability of surgery room medical devices from the very beginning. The process started in 2015 and through the partnership with Deenova, relies on cutting-edge technological solutions that have effectively relieved the nursing staff of the obligation to both record consumption and daily check for expiry dates or non-compliance with operating theatre logistics, as the system does this automatically. Thus, we have focused professionals on their specific activities: patient care for nurses, and the fine logistics of devices with safety and quality control for the pharmacists.

What tangible results have been achieved through the implementation of these systems for medical device traceability at the Gemelli Polyclinic?

We are very satisfied with this system, which is also continuously evolving: together with Deenova we have invented and implemented simple original solutions to improve the service and make it more effective. One of the main advantages is, of course, cost control, because at this point we are able to finely track who uses what, and why. Therefore, we can capillarily verify the appropriateness of consumption and compliance with protocols, assigning each consumption to each surgeon, each unit, and each procedure. But there is more: we also avoid stockouts and potentially dangerous situations for patient safety, monitor products nearing expiration, as well as any logistical misalignments that may lead to problems in retrieving the device even if present but in the wrong location within the surgery department.

Considering the high standard of excellence achieved, what are the key strategies and projects that Gemelli Polyclinic intends to implement to preserve and improve the quality of healthcare in the near future and maintain its leadership in Italy?

Quality and leadership are maintained through daily and shared work by all professionals. The Joint Commission certification is one of the tools we have used. Another tool we are pursuing is to set up the hospital with a focus on ‘value best healthcare’, i.e. building patient-centred pathways rather than focusing on operational units or so-called organisational silos of care. Clearly, this is a challenging transformation, because it calls into play all skills and requires a change of mind that forces us to step out of our comfort zone to seek a new positioning. Yet, we believe that this is the path not only to maintain our excellence, but to improve even further.

News 29/09/2023

Deenova Confirms Excellence with SA8000 Renewal for Ethical Practices and Social Responsibility

Deenova, the leading provider of innovative solutions for hospital pharmacy automation, is pleased to announce the successful renewal of its SA8000 certification. This significant achievement underscores Deenova‘s unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards of ethical labor practices and social responsibility within the organization.

The SA8000 certification is a globally recognized standard for social accountability in the workplace. It encompasses a range of criteria, including gender equality, fair wages, working hours, health and safety, and child labor prevention. Deenova‘s continued certification exemplifies its commitment to fostering a positive work environment and contributing to the well-being of its employees and the community at large.

Elisa Bersani, Safety & ISO Cert. Specialist at Deenova, expressed her satisfaction with this accomplishment, stating, “Securing the renewal of our SA8000 certification is a testament to the collective effort and unwavering dedication of the entire Deenova team. It reaffirms our commitment to not only meet, but exceed, the highest standards of social accountability in our industry. We believe that a socially responsible workplace is the cornerstone of a thriving organization, and this renewal reinforces our pledge to uphold these values. Credit goes to an outstanding work team and a management that is responsive to ethical issues and always willing to challenge itself.”

Deenova continues to lead the way in medication safety and medical device traceability, offering cutting-edge solutions that streamline medication management and enhance operational efficiency for healthcare facilities. By maintaining the SA8000 certification, Deenova not only sets a high industry standard but also serves as an inspiration for other organizations looking to make a positive impact on the lives of their employees and communities.

For more information about Deenova and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.deenova.com/quality-certifications/.

Contacts:

Christophe Jaffuelc.jaffuel@deenova.com,
Martina Bucciantim.buccianti@deenova.com, +39 0523 785311

News 25/09/2023

Deenova’s double interview for World Pharmacists Day 2023

Celebrate World Pharmacist Day with Deenova! 🌐👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️

In honour of World Pharmacist Day, we’re excited to share a special double video interview with two of Deenova’s pharmacists, Francesca Massa and Khaled Abdelmaula about their careers, their roles in the company and the pharmacy practice in hospitals.

News 20/07/2023

AOU Parma chooses Deenova’s RFID solution for medical device traceability and its proven benefits

Milan – Deenova, the leading European healthcare automation and service company, announced today the award of the public tender for the supply of radiofrequency identification (RFID) traceability systems for medical devices at the Parma University Hospital.

The five-year contract will cover the provision of staff, consumables, and technical assistance services. Deenova’s D8 Series, which will be implemented at AOU Parma, offers widely recognized benefits through a combination of specialized personnel, exclusive software and hardware, and personalized service design.

The D8 suite of products, including Orbit Software, Sentinel RFID Cabinet, Sentry RFID Bin, and Check-in (RFID Kanban System), identifies and tracks everything handled by the hospital pharmacy and directed to operating theatres. This enables hospitals to monitor inventory, automate and manage supply chain processes, reduce equipment loss, and improve patient safety by ensuring the availability of the right equipment in the right place at the right time. The time spent in preparing peri-procedural kits is reduced, as are the routes and openings in the surgical rooms.

Giorgio Pavesi, CEO of Deenova declared “We are delighted to continue expanding our customer base in Italy, by adding AOU Parma. Our mission is to deliver the most cost-effective, digital, and automated solutions for medication and medical device management. We look forward to working with AOU Parma to implement our innovative and tailored solutions to meet their specific needs.”

In the current context of Italy’s controversial “Payback on medical devices” decree, Deenova’s D8 Series is a valuable solution that assists hospitals in better controlling their medical device expenses, through optimal residual shelf-life management, reduced stock holdings, elimination of waste, errors, and duplicate orders, as well as accurate accounting reports for every logistic model. While producing these benefits, the D8 strongly reduces administrative and logistics tasks of operating theatres professionals, enabling an overall increase in efficiency. First implemented at Policlinico Gemelli in Rome in 2015, Deenova D8 is currently used in more than 110 operating theatres. Many notable goals have been achieved, including better average rotation of medications and devices, full traceability up to the patient, faster supplier recalls and safety alerts.

This simplified and controlled process lead to cost savings and better patient care, according to the goals of hospitals and the Italian healthcare system.

News 14/07/2023

Deenova’s newest product line, AIDE, pursues successful launch with new contract award at Longjumeau Hospital in France

Milan — Deenova, the undisputed leading supplier of innovative pharmacy automation solutions for healthcare facilities, is delighted to announce the recent contract acquisition at Longjumeau Hospital in France, marking another milestone in the successful launch of its cutting-edge product line, AIDE. The contract includes the deployment of one AIDE-CUT, the unparalleled Deenova’s automation robot for medications repackaging in unit dose, and one AIDE-PICK, the most innovative automated patient therapy dispensation robot.

The AIDE product line redefines the unit dose pharmacy automation technology through maximizing operational efficiency, ensuring full medication traceability. By automating medication management, Longjumeau Hospital aims to significantly secure the medication circuit within the hospital, reduce the risk of errors and enhance medication administration accuracy, resulting in improved patient outcomes. AIDE line also streamlines the therapy dispensing process, automatically manages medication orders, and alleviates the burden on healthcare staff, especially pharmacy technicians and nurses.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Longjumeau Hospital to improve their medication management governance with AIDE solutions,” exclaimed Loic Bessin, Managing Director of Deenova France. “The implementation of AIDE-CUT and AIDE-PICK, will optimize unit dose preparation and therapy dispensation processes, minimizing errors and improving patient safety.”

Longjumeau Hospital is part of the Nord-Essonne hospital group (GHNE) and provides a wide range of healthcare services, including critical care and surgery, with state-of-the-art technical equipment.

“The successful launch of Deenova‘s AIDE product line in France is a promising achievement for the group,” said Christophe Jaffuel, Chief Commercial Officer of Deenova. “We are delighted with the very positive response and adoption of AIDE solutions, and this success sets a strong foundation for our future endeavors. With several projects already in the pipeline across Europe, we are confident in the transformative impact that the AIDE product line will have on medication management and patient care.”

Deenova‘s automation solutions garnered recognition across Europe for streamlining closed loop medications and RFID-based medical devices traceability and enhancing patient safety in healthcare facilities. The company offers a comprehensive range of innovative products designed to reduce therapy errors and optimize workflow efficiency. The company’s commitment to innovation and its dedication to delivering exceptional customer service have made it a trusted partner in the healthcare industry, with a presence in almost 100 hospitals in seven European countries.

News 10/05/2023

FRENCH TECH: A promising start for the new line of medication safety robots AIDE in France

Le Mans, France – Deenova, the Franco-Italian group and Europe’s leading provider of medication safety automation solutions for hospitals and long-term care facilities, is pleased to announce the signing of two new contracts for the supply of its latest range of AIDE automated systems.

The first contract was signed with the Charles Perrens Hospital in Bordeaux to supply the AIDE-CUT, Deenova’s drug safety automation system for blister cutting and repackaging of all types of drugs. When repackaging unit dose medications, the AIDE-CUT ensures maximum accuracy and safety. The system is outfitted with high-tech sensors that detect and correct errors in real time, ensuring that the cutting and repackaging processes are optimized.

The second contract was signed with the Paul Reig Retirement Home in Banyuls, France, for the supply of the AIDE-PICK, Deenova‘s personalized therapy preparation automation system for the distribution of treatments to patients. The AIDE-PICK improves patient safety, reduces medication errors, and maximizes operational efficiency by ensuring full medication traceability, allowing nurses to spend more time with patients and less time preparing therapies.

Initially launched in 2013, the AIDE line of automated dispensers has been updated over the course of 2022-2023 to integrate modules that allow for the automatic repackaging and dispensing of all forms of medication, including sachets, ampoules, pre-filled syringes and vials. The new AIDE line will be presented at the French-speaking hospital pharmacy congress Hopipharm, which will be held this year from May 24 to 26 at the Strasbourg Congress Centre (Stand 79).

“These contracts are a testament to our customers’ confidence in our ability to provide innovative and reliable solutions that improve the safety and efficiency of medication management,” said Loїc Bessin, AIDE solutions designer and managing director of Deenova France, adding, “With less than a year after the launch of our AIDE line, we already have six installations planned for 2023.”

With these two new contracts, Deenova reinforces its leadership position in the French medication safety automation market, as Christophe Jaffuel, member of the Board of Directors and Chief Commercial Officer of the Deenova Group, explains: “After 10 years of leadership in the French market with the ACCED automated system, the successful launch of our new AIDE modular range is very promising for the future of our company.”

About Deenova

Deenova is the undisputed leading supplier of combined mechatronics (robotic and automation) solutions for closed loop medications and RFID-based medical devices traceability in the healthcare industry, anytime and anywhere. Deenova’s unique, patented, and fully integrated solutions have and will greatly contribute to ease healthcare providers’ growing pressures to: simultaneously improve patient safety, reduce therapy errors, minimise waste and controlled substance diversion, contain costs, and diminish the gap between rising patient volume/acuity and scarce medical staff. Deenova guarantees the simplification of all processes related to the management of medications and implantable/disposable medical devices with an expected cost savings range between 15% and 25%.

News 27/04/2023

ACCED, The Medication Safety Robot that has dominated the French market for ten years, continues its record-breaking commercial expansion

Milan – Deenova, Europe’s leading provider of hospital pharmacy automation unit dose medication solutions, announced today the award of two competitive UniHA tender in France for three of its market-leading solution ACCED, with Drôme Vivarais hospital in Montéléger and St-Marcellin hospital.

The ACCED mechatronics solution, which is already in use in over 60 French hospitals, is a fully automated system that allows for the preparation and dispensing of oral solid medications in unit dose. It is intended to improve patient safety, reduce medication errors, and maximize operational efficiency while providing secure and dependable medication preparation and dispensing processes. Furthermore, the solution includes a reporting and analytics platform that provides hospitals with data-driven insights to improve operational performance.

Commenting on the news, Mr. Loic Bessin, Managing Director of Deenova France, said: “We are thrilled to be extending our automated unit dose medication solutions to Drôme Vivarais and St-Marcellin hospitals in France. Our D3 ACCED mechatronic robot is designed specifically to ensure complete patient safety, operational effectiveness, and financial viability. We are confident that both hospitals and their patients will benefit greatly from our solution.”

The St-Marcellin Hospital is a healthcare institution that provides a public service mission of care and accommodation, combining proximity and a recognized level of technicality in the activities of medicine, rehabilitation care and elderly care.

Opened in 1976, the Centre Hospitalier Drôme Vivarais (formerly known as the “Centre Hospitalier Le Valmont”) is a public health establishment specialising in child and adult psychiatry, located in the commune of Montéléger, just a few kilometres from Valence. It manages 240 beds on a hospitalization site, 11 Day Hospitals and 17 Medical-Psychological Centres, including 11 Part-time Therapeutic Reception Centres spread over 11 towns in the area.

Deenova is the undisputed leading supplier of combined mechatronics (robotic and automation) solutions for closed loop medications and RFID-based medical devices traceability in the healthcare industry, anytime and anywhere. Deenova’s unique, patented, and fully integrated solutions have and will greatly contribute to ease healthcare providers’ growing pressures to: simultaneously improve patient safety, reduce therapy errors, minimise waste and controlled substance diversion, contain costs, and diminish the gap between rising patient volume/acuity and scarce medical staff. Deenova guarantees the simplification of all processes related to the management of medications and implantable/disposable medical devices with an expected cost savings range between 15% and 25%.