At SynMed®, one of the things we hear frequently from our customers is that they love our blister card compatibility capabilities. Not all pharmacy automation systems are created equal and are often limited in terms of what types of packaging you can use with your machine. With SynMed®, many options are available to you, and our technology’s flexibility in terms of blister card brand compatibility is a core differentiator of our product offering from other similar technologies on the market. An investment in a SynMed® pharmacy automation system means your patients get access to the best multi-dose blister card manufacturers and the solutions they offer.
Independent Pharmacies: Packaging Options are Key
We believe that independent pharmacies need and deserve flexibility with their packaging options to fully align with the needs of their patient base. Pharmacy technology changes rapidly and at the end of the day, our customers are business owners; agility is crucial to the success of their business and the care they provide to their patients. Our customer focus continues to remain the same: providing safety, security, and accuracy with our SynMed® systems, in combination with packaging options our pharmacists enjoy because of the ease of use, functionality, and utility.
Throughout March and April, we have been doing a series of packaging partner spotlights on our LinkedIn page. This has given us the opportunity to highlight some of the brands our technology syncs with and we name their key benefits. Check out this list of our top six picks for multi-dose blister card manufacturers:
1. Medicine-on-Time Blister Cards
We kicked off the series with Medicine on Time, the industry pioneer of multi-dose blister cards. They’ve been manufacturing these products for over 30 years, and independent pharmacies using their products have the unique option of unlimited format possibilities for any patient in any care setting. Pharmacies love their MOT Complete compliance packaging, which can be prepared in either a weekly or monthly format and is fully color-coded.
2. Omnicell Blister Cards
Next, we celebrated our Multimed Adherence Packaging partner Omnicell, founders of SureMed® Adherence Blister Cards. Made in the U.S.A, SureMed cards are loved by independent pharmacies who understand and value the impact of visual branding — the cards are fully customizable with your pharmacy’s logo, brand colors, and other aspects. In 2018, the STOMPP Study showed that SureMed® by Omnicell multimed adherence blister cards had a significant impact on patient medication regimen adherence and positive clinical outcomes when used as part of a comprehensive pharmacy care program. These proven benefits, combined with their Guided Packing cloud-based software, makes Omnicell an excellent solution for growing pharmacies that value flexibility.
3. Drug Package Blister Cards
Next up was our partner Drug Package, LLC. Offering both cold and heat-sealed medication cards, Drug Package’s products are known for being economical, easy to fill, and available in a variety of sizes. With a central U.S. manufacturing facility, United States-based customers also enjoy quick turnaround time on their supply orders!
4. Dispill Blister Cards
Dispill is a long-time packaging partner of ours that offers a multi-dose packaging solution that helps improve patient adherence. Dispill® has been in business in our hometown of Quebec for over 25 years and is renowned for its dedicated pharmacy support team. Dispill’s color-coded patient labels generated through the SynMed® software have the most customizable features, including patient photos on each med pass time and eMAR compatibility.
5. RX Systems Blister Cards
RX Systems, Inc. has been a top choice among pharmacies in the United States for blister cards for the last 40 years. Their product is Made in America and they have multiple distribution centers across the United States, allowing for quick turnaround times on orders – a must for independent pharmacies! Their SynMed® Pill Cards are sold in two components packaged separately – fronts and backs. Each pill card Front comes with an attached blister, while the Back of the card is sold separately and includes a removable liner that protects the adhesive. SynMed® Rx Systems Blister Cards are available in two sizes and are very user-friendly.
6. Jones Blister Cards
Trusted for over 100 years, Jones Healthcare Group blister cards round out our list as a top pick. The reliability of their supply chain is outstanding and they boast a fulfillment rate of 98% of orders on time and in full. With seemingly endless multi-dose blister cards, cartons, lidding options (including PVC, Alu+Alu, and child-resistant options), corner design options, perforation options, and bundling, their product line combinations can be made to suit almost any pharmacy environment. Their product line is also enhanced by a Drug Supply Chain Security Act approved sterilization solution, a big plus in the times of COVID-19.
Choose SynMed® for Pharmacy Automation
Are you part of a pharmacy operation in need of automation to improve workflow? Are you servicing a variety of patient types and could use the flexibility of different card options? Choose SynMed® and enjoy the flexibility that our technology allows and work with any number of blister card manufacturers as your needs change. Contact us today to discuss an automation solution for your business.