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Automation and Technology

Medication Management Technology Briefing

Mark H. Siska, R.Ph., MBA/TM

Assistant Director Informatics and Technology
Pharmacy Services
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

ACPE activity #0204-0000-13-422-H04-T
1 hour (0.1 CEU)

This technology primer will describe common types of automation and technology available to assist throughout the inpatient and outpatient medication use process. Pharmacy technicians will learn the pros and cons of integrating automation and technology into the medication use process. Faculty will also describe the importance of human factors engineering when designing and implementing automation and technology processes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based educational activity, participants will be able to

  • List the types of automation and technology available to assist throughout the inpatient and outpatient medication use process.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of automation and technology integration into the medication use process.
  • Identify the importance of human factors engineering when designing and implementing automation and technology.
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  • On-Demand
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