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File #: 20-679    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with CareFusion Solutions, LLC to provide automated medication dispensing equipment and a pharmacy inventory control system, the term of agreement is September 15, 2020 through October 31, 2026, in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_att_RFP MATRIX Carefusion, LLC, 2. 20200915_r_Carefusion, LLC, 3. 20200915_a_Carefusion, LLC.docx
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Agreement with CareFusion Solutions, LLC to Provide Automated Medication Dispensing Equipment and a Pharmacy Inventory Control System with Storage

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with CareFusion Solutions, LLC to provide automated medication dispensing equipment and a pharmacy inventory control system, the term of agreement is September 15, 2020 through October 31, 2026, in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In June 2019, San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) and Health IT completed a Request for Proposals to replace the current automated medication dispensing equipment and adding an inventory storage and control system.

DISCUSSION:
CareFusion Solutions, LLC was chosen to upgrade and fulfill the pharmacy modernization requirements because of their familiarity with SMMC's current automated dispensing equipment, as well as over 30 years of experience working with government entities and partnerships across hospital systems. This pharmacy modernization project includes: replacing the Pyxis medication dispensing machines throughout SMMC; updating the pharmacy's-controlled substance narcotic locker, thus allowing for facility-wide tracing and control of narcotics as per federal and state requirements; implementing new Healthsight software and moving to remote server benefits.
In addition to the pharmacy modernization project, the new agreement also includes the following: a drug safety function to Anesthesiology carts; a logistics carousel to control inventory and secure drugs, with complete inventory tracking and expiration date monitoring, to help maintain tight controls and prevent wastage/loss; and a new packaging system to unit dose bulk medications.

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