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July 2007 - Vol. 4 No. 7

Last fall, PP&P brought you our first annual “State of Pharmacy Automation” issue, featuring the results of our national survey of health-systems pharmacies and covering such areas as the rate of technology adoption and the presence of automation in facilities, as well as the amount of the pharmacy budget that’s dedicated – and will be dedicated – to automation system purchases.

Once again, we have polled pharmacies across the country for our second annual “State of Pharmacy Automation” issue, due to hit your desks in mid-
Plus: In-depth automation product portfolios August. Although the responses were still incoming at press time, the preliminary data gives us good reason to believe that there is no stopping pharmacy’s adoption of new technologies – from unit dose packaging equipment to wireless temperature monitoring systems.

So just how does your facility stack up against those of your peers? You can use the information presented in the survey results to benchmark your pharmacy’s progress in implementing automation systems to improve workflow, inventory control, and of course, patient safety. To learn more about the technologies available to your facility, visit PP&P’s new online product and service sourcing guide, FindIt, at www.findit.pppmag.com.

As the name suggests, if you are searching for a product or service related to pharmacy practice, you can find it with a few simple clicks of your mouse. It’s all there – everything from bar code medication administration systems to anesthesia trays to cleanroom design firms – and it’s updated regularly to reflect changes in the market and to ensure that FindIt remains the most relevant online purchasing resource available to you.

Visit www.findit.pppmag.com today to source products and services, request more information from qualified vendors, and read PP&P articles about specific product classes – all on one user-friendly website.

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