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State-of-the-Art Pharmacy Automation System Tracks Medications from Pouch to Patient

Powers Lake, WI, April 4, 2014 — Millennium Pharmacy Systems, one of the premier long-term care pharmacy service provider in the U.S., has invested in the latest technology from the Chudy Group (TCGRX) as part of their culture of continuous improvement. Working with TCG has enabled Millennium to optimize patient drug safety by employing the industry's only closed loop pharmacy workflow solution. Millennium selected TCGRX because of their ability to deliver the most technologically advanced system available in the market.

Initially, Millennium implemented the Automated Tablet Packaging (ATP) system with SmartTray™, which uses proprietary fill-to-light technology to dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of filling oral solid medications. For Millennium, this system works hand in hand with its advanced medication administration system which uses bar-coding technology to provide their customers a safe, accurate and efficient way to administer medication. Millennium later added TCG's InspectRx pill inspection system, which conducts an electronic 12-point imaging analysis of medication pouches—including size, shape, color and quality—to reduce the potential for error by tracking every medication from pouch to patient. The system also provides Millennium with the ability to recall images of every medication pouch sent to a facility, verifying that the proper meds were sent to the proper patient. InspectRx is an important diagnostic, verification and pharmacist assisting technology that allows the pharmacy staff to resolve potential issues proactively.

According to Jeffrey Newell, RPh, Millennium's Senior Vice President Operations and Chief Compliance Officer, "Millennium prides itself on being a technology driven long-term care partner, and the sophistication of TCG's solution has enabled us to elevate patient safety to a whole new level. TCG remains at the forefront of technology, enabling us to provide our patients with unprecedented levels of safety, accuracy and efficiency." Lena Sturgeon, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical and Relationship Officer commented "ultimately, this enables Millennium to deliver the right drug, to the right patient, at the right time, for the right price…with complete confidence."

TCG is committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology to design pharmacy automation systems that intelligently optimize workflow. Duane Chudy, President/CEO of TCGRX stated, “We are pleased to be able to support Millennium in their mission to be the industry leader in providing pharmacy and clinical solutions to improve patient care, compliance and financial results. TCG also shares Millennium's vision of transforming healthcare solutions to improve people's lives."


TCGRX is a leading supplier of pharmacy automation, offering scalable solutions that range from simple packaging technology to enterprise-wide perpetual inventory management. TCGRX solutions are specifically designed to make pharmacies and their processes more efficient. The company provides comprehensive workflow automation, including design and consultation services, to offer in-patient, out-patient and long term care pharmacies a fully featured, integrated solution. With a strong presence in pharmacy markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, TCGRX is headquartered in Powers Lake, WI. For additional information, visit, find us on Facebook, or contact us at 262.279.5307.

About Millennium Pharmacy Systems

Millennium Pharmacy Systems is a pharmacy services provider to the long-term care industry. Offering a new approach to pharmacy services, Millennium delivers on the promise of "the right drug, for the right patient, at the right time, for the right price" so its customers can deliver the best patient care while reducing costs, and more easily meeting compliance demands. Only Millennium combines Just-In-Time Dispensing with electronic medication and treatment ordering, administration, documentation, and reporting. Millennium backs up this commitment with delivery timeliness and medication accuracy customer guarantees. Millennium is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Corporate functions in Chicago, Illinois. Please visit for more information.

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