Pharmacy Automation – are you in or out?

29th August 2017

Henry Ford once said “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”

Henry the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production went on to produce affordable cars for the masses.

Henry certainly believed in Innovation, and his ideas helped to revolutionise transport forever.

What’s this got to do with Automation in Pharmacies you ask?

Well innovation has come to pharmacies too and there are new products on the market which can help to make pharmacies more efficient, with less errors and improve the way that our pharmacists and technicians can be more available to serve its customers.

In Europe and further afield like Australia the take up of pharmacy robots has been huge, as more and more people switch on to the possible benefits. For many it is seen as the way forward accepting that Innovation does have a big part to play in the development of pharmacy of the future.

The numbers of Pharmacy robots have increased in the UK massively and as technology advances, the machines improve in terms of capability and reliability and also drive the investment cost down too which is no bad thing.

Now I’m not saying that every pharmacy needs a robot, it really all depends on a whole range of factors but in many cases, the investment in a robot can hugely improve the operation of a pharmacy space and maybe should be more considered.