Looking to the Future: Key Technologies Taking Chain Pharmacy to the Next Level
- Published: Monday, 07 December 2015 15:28
Here is an interesting piece published earlier this year by Computer Talk. They surveyed U.S. chains on their pharmacy technology priorities and this article reports on the findings. Interesting they say “while compliance packaging automation for retail is not a major focus” even though “compliance packaging for LTC is very significant for their operations”. We’ve seen this for at least 2-decades: While Canadian pharmacists embraced compliance packaging automation the States tended to discount its value.
There’s quite a bit of information about the chains’ outlook for telepharmacy. A very interesting subject I lectured about at last year’s PharmacyU events (view article).
And of course there’s some discussion of how a pharmacist first approach (where the pharmacist[s] greet the patients and do counseling “up front” while technicians fill) can help improve adherence. This is an approach that impacts the design and workflow in the pharmacy to a great degree. Caverly Pharmacy Solutions are working with a few clients right now on new pharmacies that will use this approach and we look forward to sharing those designs with you in 2016. Wayne Caverly.
Here is the article: