Mission Health System has introduced its first RIVA-produced IV solution into production.

The RIVA System (Robotic Intravenous Automation) is a self-contained unit for filling IV syringes and bags, from Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems).

Mission Health System said that it will use the RIVA System as part of a comprehensive update in the pharmacy’s technology and distribution infrastructure.

The company claims that in addition to supporting USP 797 compliance, RIVA allows the Mission Health System to compound ready-to-use sterile doses that are currently manually compounded or purchased from outside vendors.

IH Systems director of sales Bill Shields said that Mission Health System’s introduction of automated IV solutions into production has reinforced the important role the RIVA System plays in helping health care facilities meet their patient safety goals through a strategic investment in robotic automation.

IH Systems CEO Niels Erik Hansen said that Mission Health System’s introduction of the RIVA System into production marks another breakthrough in robotic innovation for pharmacies.

“We are delighted that Mission Health System, a facility that operates under a Certificate of Public Advantage issued by the State of North Carolina, is setting the benchmark for enhanced patient safety and the reduction of potential medication errors,” Hansen said.