Cardinal Health introduces Central Fill service

December 9, 2013

Cardinal Health has introduced a new service that enables hospital outpatient pharmacies to have prescriptions filled at offsite locations.

Cardinal Health has introduced a new service that enables hospital outpatient pharmacies to have prescriptions filled at offsite locations.

Announced at this week’s midyear meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Orlando, Cardinal Health’s new Central Fill service is designed to help hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) expand the reach of their outpatient pharmacies. Additionally, the service is designed to generate additional revenue for pharmacies while freeing up pharmacist time to drive medication adherence.

“Our new Central Fill service is an excellent resource for hospitals and IDNs that need to expand the capacity of their outpatient pharmacy without increasing their staff or the physical footprint of their outpatient pharmacy,” said Mike Brown, Cardinal Health’s vice president of managed services. “This new service allows hospital outpatient pharmacies to serve more patients, while freeing up pharmacist time to focus on medication reconciliation and other patient care activities. It¹s a win-win for hospitals and their patients alike.”

Cardinal Health pharmacists fill the prescriptions, ensure that they are properly labeled, and verify drug and dosage. The outpatient pharmacy dispenses the medications.