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But for a few of the smallest facilities, automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) are nearly ubiquitous. In the typical set up, the ADC is the primary means of drug dispensing and serves 11-20 beds. Profiling is also quite common, although it is rare to find a facility that has profiled 100% of their cabinets. Pharmacy directors are exceedingly brand loyal when it comes to ADCs, with few currently planning... Read more
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Because IV workflow automation is a key safety technology for the cleanroom, adoptions have continued to grow even through the considerable stresses of the pandemic. When reviewing vendors, it is important to weigh both the breadth of available verification technologies as well as the reporting capabilities offered. Those facilities that are not currently planning to adopt IV workflow automation... Read more
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At first glance, the IV compounding robot market looks quite small. However, among the facilities with high compounding volumes, this technology is increasingly popular. Not only are implementations growing, but users are also progressively running the robots on two shifts, rather than one. As experience with the robots increases, many facilities find they can reduce the number of staff assigned... Read more
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Adoption rates for automated drug storage and retrieval systems—carousels and robots—returned to their pre-pandemic pattern of steady growth. Almost half of all US facilities have adopted these systems. Looking ahead, expect a lot of motion in this marketplace as the number of facilities looking to purchase this technology jumped from 21% last year to 35% this year. There are a wide variety... Read more

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