The computer has become a very common tool in all areas of science and technology. With the proliferation of the Internet and the developments in computer technology and manufacturing, the ratio of price to performance of computers continues to decrease. This has resulted in the development of number of computer applications. The field of pharmacy has immensely benefited by the use of computer and will continue to benefit as the pharmacist’s gain more familiarity with computers. The complete field of pharmacy requires computers.
This topic covers: Patterns of Computer use in Hospital Pharmacy – Patient record database management, Medication order entry – Drug labels and list – Intravenous solution and admixture, patient medication profiles, Inventory control, Management report & Statistics.