Pharmacy automation has become a key element of pharmacy development. Pharmacies around the world are increasingly adopting these solutions, what are the triggers for this process?
For several years, pharmacies have been suffering from labour shortages, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened this phenomenon. In August, more than three-quarters of community pharmacists reported that they were having difficulty filling vacancies. This year, due to this labour shortage, many pharmacy chains have announced plans to reduce their pharmacy hours and/or the hours of work for their employees.
This phenomenon is one of the factors triggering the automation process in pharmacies. Indeed, the use of automation solutions allows pharmacies to :
The second trigger is prescription volume. Depending on the volume of prescriptions, the needs of pharmacies will be different. However, regardless of the prescription volume, automation can be beneficial.
The third factor that triggers the need for pharmacy automation is the type of customer. Indeed, depending on the pharmacy’s clientele, providing a medication management program which includes blister cards could be highly beneficial.
Different criteria can help you determine the best packaging for your customers:
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