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Reducing Costs of Managing Medication Inventory in Automated Dispensing System in Hospital Units

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dc.contributor.author Dobson, Gregory
dc.contributor.author Tilson, Vera
dc.contributor.author Sullivan, Sandy
dc.contributor.author Webster, Dave
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:53:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:53:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/60113
dc.description.abstract Hospital pharmacies utilize automated dispensing systems (ADS) to store and dispense medication in hospital wards. We propose an algorithm to minimize the inventory management costs incurred in holding and refilling the medications stored in an ADS. The algorithm is a linear integer programming formulation to compute how to configure an ADS, and how to allocate medications into capacity-constrained containers. Using a numerical example with real hospital data we demonstrate significant percentage savings relative to the status quo.
dc.format.extent 8 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject The Impact of Digitization on Business Operations
dc.subject Organizational Systems and Technology
dc.subject Hospital Pharmacy Inventory Management, Automated Dispensing Units, Joint Replenishment Under Stochastic Demand and Storage Constraints
dc.title Reducing Costs of Managing Medication Inventory in Automated Dispensing System in Hospital Units
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.812
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