MedCity News October 24, 2021
Greg Schneekluth and Marcus Thorne

Pharmacy upgrades are complicated, expensive and vital to the operations of a hospital. Lessons learned from past projects can help ease the process.

Hospital pharmacy upgrade projects are among the most challenging and complicated for healthcare providers, due to extensive regulations, infrastructure limitations and inevitable hiccups. On past projects, we have encountered everything from modified code requirements that changed mid-project to mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems that unexpectedly needed to be replaced.

Upgrading a pharmacy to achieve USP 797-800 compliance requires a commitment to flexibility, while maintaining the highest level of quality. The safety of the hospital staff and patients is at stake, and there is no room for error. The approach to pharmacy design must be focused on...

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