One of the chief concerns throughout this global pandemic isn’t just the sharp rise and fall of cases of testing positive of COVID, but rather the severity of when cases hit the most. What’s at issue here is when people become critically ill and then have the potential to cause hospital overload, burnout and sickness of staff, and ICU overload inhibiting hospital systems to treat a new wave of patients.
So, it goes without saying that the central pharmacy – the hospital system’s internal pharmacy – is one of the critical systems that the hospital depends on in order to function properly. When there is so much going on in the world where hospital systems must be vigilant, this is the time where they must reflect and look to modernization of their systems to be the most effective, efficient, error-free, and operate as fast as possible. That’s why many hospital systems have been rethinking their operations and moving over to pharmacy automation systems.
Learn more about the role of pharmacy automation systems in the visual deep dive below: