With bedside bar code verification widely implemented, many facilities are looking to improve the efficiency of their distribution process. Medication tracking, driven by bar code or RFID technology, is the next logical step. These systems can impact productivity dramatically, by reducing interruptions in the pharmacy and providing clear data on the efficiency of current medication delivery methods. While novel to many hospitals, medication tracking systems are generating strong interest among pharmacy directors and we expect more vendors to enter this market over the next few years.
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