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The 12th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation

In the second quarter of 2017, Pharmacy Purchasing & Products polled a random, nationwide sample of health system pharmacy directors. We queried these pharmacy leaders as to their current expenditures on pharmacy automation as well as future budget projections. In addition, we asked about automation usage, pharmacy staffing levels, and future automation expansion plans. We intentionally survey a random sample of pharmacy directors, not just readers of Pharmacy Purchasing & Products, to ensure the data reflects trends across the entirety of US hospital pharmacy practice.

The 12th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation issue examines the expansion of automation investments, including trends in the following areas:

Automated Dispensing Cabinets—The widespread adoption of ADCs is supported by particularly strong satisfaction ratings, with 96% of users reporting that they are satisfied with their ADCs. To read more, CLICK HERE.

CPOE—The upward trend in CPOE adoptions has yet to find its ceiling, with 94% of health systems reporting having a CPOE system in place. To read more, CLICK HERE.

Smart Pumps—The accuracy, convenience, and safety afforded by smart pumps drive their strong satisfaction ratings from pharmacy directors. However, challenges in establishing bidirectional data transfer and the ability to program smart pumps wirelessly have impacted satisfaction rates. To read more, CLICK HERE.

To read the 12th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation issue in its entirety, CLICK HERE.


Do You Know . . .
PP&P is proud to announce a new series of four free, 20-minute webinars discussing strategies for USP <800> implementation success. Supported by NuAire and CriticalPoint, the webinars will be presented by Jim Wagner, President of Controlled Environment Consulting. The first webinar will take place on September 22, with others to follow. CLICK HERE to register.


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