How Has Automation Improved Safe Medication Practices in Pharmacy?

Automation and technology have facilitated bar code dispensing.

In this clip, Laura Mark, MS, PharmD, with Allegheny Health Network, discusses bar code administration dispensing.


Regarding safe medication practices in automation and technology, I see more of the opportunity for bar code medication dispensing. We hear so much about bar code medication administration that within pharmacy we don’t publicize bar code medication dispensing. Whether it’s bar coding, or RFID in carousels,in unidose dispensing, or IB workflow technology. I see that automation in technology has really helped us in that area.