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The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists held its 2013 Annual Meeting & exhibition in Seattle.
The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) held its 2014 annual conference in January at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.
In the last issue of ComputerTalk we discussed the requirements to be implemented under the the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) in the first three years. Here, we will discuss the longer-term conditions and implementation issues expected from 2017 through 2023, by which time the act will be fully operational.
Every now and then it is a good idea to stop and think about where we were and where we are. Thinking about how we got from there to here is worth pondering, if only to get a better understanding of ourselves and our surroundings. I hope the following reflections stir some memories of yours that need revisiting.
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What changes have taken place over the years. The amount of functionality featured in the systems back then pales in comparison to what’s offered today. Pharmacy has changed over the years, and so has the technology being offered.
The American healthcare IT market will hit $31 billion in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% from 2012 to 2017. Driving this growth is the demand for clinical IT and the use of IT to reduce the cost of healthcare delivery. It is just a matter of time before paper-based systems disappear entirely and the entire system is digitized.
What are some of the events from the past year in pharmacy and healthcare that stand out the most?