Pharmacy Automation Budget

August 2008 - Vol. 5 No. 8

We expect to see continued growth in pharmacy automation budgets, as a majority of hospitals predict an increase in their automation spending for both the short- and long-term. 

•Not surprisingly, automation budgets are relative to facility size. 

Pharmacy has seen significant growth in automation spending this year. The percentage of hospitals spending over $200,000 has increased to 44%, while the number of hospitals without an automation budget has decreased to a mere 9%. Just as technology implementations - such as CPOE, BCMA, and smart pumps - are increasing, so is automation spending.

The trend toward higher spending is projected to continue, as a majority of hospitals expect their budgets to increase next year.

Taking a longer-term view, an even greater majority of hospitals expect to spend more on automation than they do now.

Click here to download information from the State of Pharmacy Automation in an easy-to-read PowerPoint presentation. 


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