On-Demand Webinar

Applying Advanced Robotics to Increase Pharmacy Efficiencies

In a hospital setting, the safe and efficient distribution of medications is among the most fundamental responsibilities of the central pharmacy. Which medication distribution model a hospital chooses to employ – a centralized, decentralized, or hybrid – is reflected in the desired outcomes, and heavily influences the technology and processes employed. Learn how after a thorough review, Sentara’s Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) recommitted to a hybrid distribution model using advanced robotics to distribute medications. In the process, the pharmacy automated many functions, reduced manual touches, and freed pharmacists and technicians to practice at the top of their licenses.

As first presented at Scottsdale Institute

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“Since we’ve had the XR2 robot in place, we’re now dispensing well over one million doses and have zero wrong med errors. This really shows the value of using automation within our distribution process.”

  • Jamin Engel, PharmD, MBA, BCSCP


Jamin Engel, PharmD, MBA, BCSCP

Western Region Director of Pharmacy, Sentara Healthcare

Jamin Engel, PharmD, MBA, BCSCP, is the Regional Director of Pharmacy for the Western Region of Sentara Healthcare, a 12-hospital non-for-profit system within Virginia and North Carolina. His responsibilities include providing leadership and oversight of pharmacy operations and strategic planning at RMH Medical Center (SRMH), Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC), and Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH). He graduated from VCU School of Pharmacy in 2008 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree from James Madison University in 2013. In addition to his role as pharmacy director, Jamin serves as an expert for sterile compounding, authoring several publications, teaching certification programs, serving on regulatory committees, and performing independent consulting. He is a clinical professor for Virginia Commonwealth University and a preceptor for Shenandoah University College of Pharmacy.