Pharmacy Automation and Technology

Felkey, Bill G.; Fox, Brent I.
October 2009
Hospital Pharmacy;Oct2009, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p915
Academic Journal
In a previous article, we described that progressive health systems have begun to redefine the definition of their enterprise to include the most intensive acute care setting all the way to an individual patient's home. This is being made possible by the transformation into a digital field that all of health care is beginning to make a reality. The vision is seamless care provision, where digital information convergence produces new levels of continuity of care, efficiency, effectiveness, and total situational awareness. In this installment, we focus on the current potential for home-based care, without which the vision of seamless care will ultimately fall short.


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