Achieving Pharmacy Excellence
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The Potential Value Industry Leaders See in the Autonomous Pharmacy
The Autonomous Pharmacy Advisory Board has coalesced around the clear vision of a fully autonomous pharmacy. Recent AJHP commentary details a framework that identifies five levels of increasing technological capability and work process improvement spanning nine pharmacy work processes. The ultimate goal is near error-free medication management that optimizes the benefits and minimizes the harm and costs of medication use.
Best Practices for Building a Successful Autonomous Pharmacy Business Case
The Autonomous Pharmacy can help to solve clinical and operational challenges. But gaining organizational support and approval for the technology investment can be complex and challenging to navigate; solid Value Justification can demonstrate the transformational value for health system leadership.
Why IV Automation Is Critical for Sterile Compounding
Imagine if Amazon lost one out of every 10 packages. Or the airlines lost 10% of passenger bags. As consumers this would be unacceptable. So why, as clinicians, are we not focused on improving the documented one in 10 inaccuracies in sterile compounded products?
How Advances in Cloud Computing Can Impact Big Data for Pharmacy
Advances in cloud computing and its adoption make it possible and powerful for the pharmacy data to be integrated into the overall health system, care continuum, and patient journey. Cloud is also empowering pharmacists to leverage predictive analytics and benchmarking to accurately optimize medication inventory management through quality, trusted data.
Turnkey Services Are Advancing Adoption of Central Pharmacy Automation
The benefits of a fully autonomous pharmacy are widely recognized – reduced medication errors, less waste, improved efficiencies, more opportunity to focus on higher-value patient care. Yet many pharmacies are still putting off the adoption of autonomous solutions.
340B Advocates Face an Important Decision at a Critical Juncture
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted a decade ago, most 340B provider advocates have preached caution, as 340B providers scored significant victories in the ACA. These wins included expanding the 340B program to include rural hospitals, increasing pricing transparency and providing additional oversight over drug manufacturers. Ever since, 340B advocates have been largely playing defense – reacting, rather than setting the agenda.
ASHP Midyear 2020: The Journey to Zero-Error Medication Management
I invite you to join us during ASHP Midyear 2020 to learn how the Autonomous Pharmacy is transforming inefficient, error-prone, manual processes to help pharmacies enhance safety, improve efficiency, and drive business outcomes.
Future of Pharmacy Podcast: Planning Your Journey to an Autonomous Pharmacy
Every day, the healthcare industry faces new challenges that are impeding goals to deliver quality patient care. The stress of managing more complex systems in the face of higher expectations continues to grow.
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