The pandemic and resultant staff shortages continue to heighten challenges for pharmacists, making them ever more dependent on technological advances. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers probe the implications of COVID-19 for pharmacy technology at this juncture. They also ponder what the future may hold, whether there is a return to normal or not.
With the pandemic surging, pharmacy chains are planning for new solutions to fight the variants. At the same time retailers are looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when many people find such services from more traditional providers out of financial reach. Chains are also bolstering their e-commerce appeal to entice omnichannel shoppers.
The pandemic has brought pharmacists to the fore as essential providers in a health care system under duress. The role of technology in the efficient operation of pharmacies has never been more critical. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers discuss what COVID-19 has meant for pharmacy technology thus far, and what the future may
The year that was like no other is over, and pharmacy operators are looking forward to more normal times, at least starting around summer. One question is how much the elevated status of pharmacists during the pandemic will propel long-term gains for the profession. On the following pages top industry executives address that question and