Technology developments offer hospital pharmacies opportunities to enhance efficiency and safety in the dispensing process. Adoption of technology potentially allows release of resources to develop more patient-focused activities. Resource release can be achieved via a variety of impacts, such as efficiency of the dispensing process, reduction of potential for dispensing errors and potential to adjust skill mix. Developing more patient-focused activities can enhance pharmacy development in a broader sense, and as this happens, changes can occur in professional identities across a range of job roles within the pharmacy. These changes offer benefits to the development of the professional model.
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