Pharmacy left behind if IT investment not maintained

Community pharmacies will need to continue investing in IT hardware and infrastructure to cope with rising consumer demands, and increasingly complicated systems and programs, a leading expert believes.

2014 is proving to be the ‘tipping point’ for IT use in pharmacy, says Paul Naismith, CEO of Fred IT Group (pictured).  

“There are 16 million new scripts every month, and four million of these are being scanned by pharmacies – this is four times the number being scanned only 12 months ago,” he told delegates at the Pharmacy Guild of