Written prescriptions were one of the major sources for confusion and medication errors in the past, and this gave rise to need for devising the system where pharmacists, nurses and physicians would be on the same page. The advent and rise of barcoding, RFID and software in healthcare area greatly enhanced the efficiency of all automation systems in healthcare facilities and drastically began reducing errors. Automated medication dispensing systems fill prescriptions and dispense them to the patient or caregiver. Large automated medication dispensing systems can handle over 700-800 prescriptions or more per day. However, comparing the size of most independent pharmacies and stores, the set-up may be installed in order to handle around 300-500 prescriptions each day. These machines are regulated stringently by the healthcare authorities since many devices handle crucial and potentially damaging drugs as well. Demand for automated medication dispensing will continue to grow solidly across regions at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2015 to 2019. The market for automated dispensing systems is fragmented although consolidation through mergers & acquisitions and strategic collaborations continue. Key players in this market segment are Omnicell & MTS, ScriptPro, CareFusion, Talyst, Parata Systems, Cerner, InterMetro Industries (Metro Automated Dispensing), JVM (Korea), Capsa Solutions, Willach Pharmacy Solutions, Mach 4 Pharma Systems, Remidi, Synergy Medical (Synergie Médicale BRG Inc), Tosho, CRETEM Co Ltd, ARxIUM and Noritsu Medical among others.