INDIANAPOLIS & JOHNSON CITY, NY, August 25, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iA, a leading provider of pharmacy fulfillment and automation solutions, is celebrating 50 years of innovation at NACDS Total Store Expo. With a commitment to its heritage, iA’s mission has never strayed from streamlining operational processes through cutting-edge technology.
Today, iA continues to drive innovations in the pharmaceutical industry. From the safe and accurate filling of prescriptions through the use of modern robotics to production control software enhanced by warehouse management technology, iA’s solutions are powered by the intelligent software platform NEXiA.
NEXiA is the foundation of iA’s automated fulfillment solutions, which include both retail and central fulfillment.
“Our NEXiA platform enables our hardware and third-party solutions to talk, streamlining the end-to-end fulfillment process,” said Marvin Richardson, RPh, Chief Executive Officer of iA. “This allows pharmacies of all sizes to take advantage of flexible on-time delivery, help reduce costs to fill, and provide the time it takes to spend with patients.” The continued evolution of NEXiA delivers expanded capabilities that drive omnichannel pharmacy fulfillment – from prescription acceptance to quality verification and delivery.
As the industry has evolved, iA has maintained its focus and commitment to pharmacy innovation by launching iA SmartStart, a solution designed to enable customers to realize the benefits of central filling faster.
“We have listened to our customers and recognized that they need to quickly reduce the workload in the store and focus on value-added services. With SmartStart, customers can recognize these benefits within 120 days of signing a contract,” says Alecia Lashier, iA’s Chief Automation Officer.
By leveraging NEXiA, SmartStart can accelerate growth to higher levels of automation. The addition of hardware such as iA SmartPod — a fully enclosed dispensing system capable of labeling, filling, imaging and capping — enables the transition from SmartStart to a fully automated production facility. SmartPod’s flexible and modular design scales with greater prescription volume and mix, allowing pharmacies to expand as their business grows.
As iA looks to the next 50 years of innovation with a commitment to industry partnerships, iA introduces shared central fulfillment solutions. By leveraging NEXiA, including its cloud modules, iA’s shared centralized fulfillment solutions enable multiple pharmacy organizations to co-exist within a single facility.
“As the industry continues to evolve, this model brings together progressive partners of varying sizes who share common goals to reduce costs and improve patient care. No matter where you are in your pharmacy fulfillment, iA will work with you to maximize your investment. maximize,” said Tom Utech, PharmD, Group President, Product and Software, iA.
“We are committed to serving pharmacists and their patients. Total Store Expo is the perfect opportunity to take a moment to celebrate all that iA has delivered to the pharmacy community to date and we look forward to another successful 50 years of innovation,” added Richardson.
iA managers are available to connect at booth 1505 at Total Store Expo.
iA is a leading provider of software-based pharmacy fulfillment solutions. With over 25 years of pharmacy fulfillment experience, iA has invented and developed a range of software-driven pharmacy automation solutions. From NEXiA software to automated modular hardware and advanced counting and sorting equipment, iA pharmacy automation solutions and technology empower pharmacists. iA can run the prescription fulfillment process from start to finish, enabling pharmacies to manage fulfillment and inventory to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and provide comprehensive Rx tracking and real-time support. For large-scale centralized fulfillment or pharmacy operations — iA can help customers transform their pharmacy.
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