Here at Pharmacy Purchasing & Products, we are very pleased to present our fifth annual State of Pharmacy Automation issue featuring the results of our 2010 national survey of directors of pharmacy.
As many of you undoubtedly noticed, 2009 marked a low point in automation spending, and saw significant budget tightening across the board. We are excited to see many numbers that took a hit in 2009 rebound to numbers equal to, if not greater, than those seen in 2008. We feel this displays not only a cautious optimism regarding the state of affairs in health-care capitalization, but also a clear indication that the importance of automation cannot be overlooked.
With this in mind, it was encouraging to find that more than three quarters of all respondents to our survey actively use PP&P as a key resource in their automation purchasing decisions. We are proud of the fact that year after year, more and more directors of pharmacy and pharmacy decision-makers are turning to PP&P to satisfy their automation and operational needs.
In the effort to provide the best, most comprehensive information, when you need it, we have revamped our Reader Service processes. Instead of filling in tear-out inserts as in the past, you can now log on to www.pppmag.com/info, select the appropriate issue, and then click off boxes for the exact information you are looking for. Hit “Request more information” and a representative from the suppliers you have chosen will contact you directly! No more hunting around for names and e-mail addresses on obscure Web sites. Just indicate your interests in one place and the suppliers will come to you. On top of this great benefit, we get to save a few trees in the process.
As you are probably aware, PP&P also makes its survey results available
online. This data can be used to make a persuasive presentation to your administration regarding cost justification for pharmacy systems and automation. Here at PP&P we make it easy for you to take full advantage of the information we have complied—important market research and data that presents the past, present and future of pharmacy automation. We look forward to watching how the rest of 2010 unfolds as we prepare for even more exciting
developments in 2011!
All the Best,
R. Mitchell Halvorsen
Select graphs from the State of Pharmacy Automation are available for your use as PowerPoint slides. Click here to download