One of the most prominent issues today for pharmacies is staff burnout. This trend was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as pharmacists were being asked to do more and respond to critical health care needs amidst ongoing labor shortages. Underscoring the severity of this trend, major retail chains cut their daily pharmacy hours just to keep up.
Jason Strohm, Vice President and General Manager of Pharmacy Automation at BD, recently wrote an op-ed for Chain Drug Review highlighting how pharmacy automation can offer meaningful solutions to challenge and give needed time back to pharmacists.
He wrote, “Pharmacy automation technology takes time-consuming, manual tasks — like counting, packaging, labeling and dispensing medication — away from pharmacists, freeing up time to provide individual counseling to ensure patients have all the information they need to use their medications safely and effectively. Automation enables pharmacists to focus on the patient and, in the process, limit medication dispensing errors, such as miscounted medications.”
At BD, we see time as the ultimate value-add in the pharmacy right now. This is where pharmacy automation comes into play. Our solutions are automating what was done manually yesterday.
Read the full op-ed here.
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