PP&P’s national survey of 513 directors of pharmacy solicited responses from facilities of various sizes, locations, and levels of automation expertise. Our survey respondents are almost universally members of their facility’s P&T committee. The number of FTEs dedicated to informatics and automation remained flat this year despite a strong interest among pharmacy directors to increase staffing in that role, reflecting the difficulty in identifying and recruiting staff with this proficiency.
Seventy-four percent of facilities in the United States have at least one full-time employee dedicated to automation and informatics, and almost half plan to hire additional staff for these initiatives within the next year. This is a clear and positive indication for the hospital pharmacy automation marketplace, and signifies that facilities nationwide are focusing even closer attention to the safety and workflow needs of their facilities, as well as the products that can help them meet their goals.
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