Assessing Barcode Verification System Readiness in Community Pharmacies
This tool was developed to help address the reasons why barcode scanning has not been implemented and to facilitate the adoption of this technology in an estimated 19,000 community pharmacies that do not currently utilize it for product verification. Given the resource commitment to purchase bar-coding systems and the potential for technology to have a profound effect upon the work environment, this tool will help community pharmacy leaders better understand the issues related to barcode product verification systems. It will also help leaders assess the pharmacy’s readiness for the technology, prepare for the selection of a system, and implement the technology effectively. The assessment tool will serve as a conduit to building a solid foundation upon which to install the technology.