Drug Topics February 20, 2024
Killian Meara

As pharmacies continue their rapid adoption of technological tools to improve efficiency, being prepared for cyberattacks is more important than ever.

The use of digital technology within the pharmacy has been increasing rapidly over the past few years. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, pharmacists and their staff had to deal with an unprecedented demand for services, which led to a well-documented rise in burnout and staff shortages. This sped up the move toward using digital technology in the pharmacy, as pharmacists attempted to alleviate the unexpected increase in workload.

Although digital technology, such as artificial intelligence and automation tools, can aid pharmacists and improve workflows, they also increase the threat of cyberattacks. Cyberattacks, which usually involve stealing or destroying data,...

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