Saving time and improving safety benefit the pharmacy and the patient alike.
By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems
Published in Pharmacy Times
Friday, October 5, 2012
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement surrounding new technology. From electric cars to 3-D televisions, yesterday’s science fiction is popping up faster than ever in our living rooms, driveways, and offices.
For years now we’ve heard the buzz about robots in the pharmacy—which is promising, to be sure. But in the real world, promising is not quite enough to pay for the privilege of changing the way you operate. Just as with any business decision, there has to be a solid case for investing in pharmacy automation. These aren’t the kinds of “shiny objects” that you purchase on a whim.
In fact, the most important factor in determining the value of a robotic system isn’t the system itself. It’s the valuable byproducts it can create—time and safety.
This is why we challenge our pharmacy partners to look past the technology investment and answer these 3 questions…