Medication Synchronization programs have been growing in popularity over the last few years. By now, almost every community pharmacy has at least a handful of patients that they work with on a type of sync program. However, many pharmacies struggle with success in this area.
Pharmacy automation promotes eliminating human error and streamlining your workflow by using a machine to assist in counting, packaging, and labeling prescriptions.
Many pharmacy automation tools have built-in functionality to match medication and dosage to the prescription. They help to eliminate inventory shrinkage. Some are even capable of complex pharmacy software integrations and full prescription fill of your most common medications.
With so many different types of automation tools on the market, how do you choose which one is the best investment for your pharmacy business?
For years the independent pharmacy industry has been plagued by the growing trend of the big-box retailer. One after another community pharmacies closed their doors, no longer able to compete with the buying power these large chains command. Struggling to survive, pharmacies started branching out, offering specialized services and products not found in the average big-chain pharmacy.
Today, community pharmacy continues to push the envelope, coming up with new and inventive ways to utilize their frequent patient access to improve health while expanding their reach into the healthcare market. This is how community pharmacies innovate.
With each new function performed, pharmacies require a new tool – a way to report, a method of organization, a way to work their new function into their existing workflow. As your pharmacy software partner, it’s important that we innovate to provide you with the tools you need to perform these functions.
But what really makes a pharmacy software partner innovative?
Drive thru capability is a great way to provide convenience to your pharmacy patients, especially those with small children or who have difficulty getting in and out of their vehicle.
However, the drive thru can pose some complications for your pharmacy processes. For example, that one patient who refuses to pull around to wait can really hold things up. Luckily, in many cases there are ways you can work around these issues.
Keep reading to learn how to solve the biggest problems of drive thru pharmacy.
Recently, large storms have been tearing through the southeastern part of the U.S. Tornadoes have destroyed homes and businesses in their path, leaving survivors to pick up the pieces of their lives.
Being positioned in the heart of Moore, OK, the destruction left in the path of a natural disaster is an all too familiar scene to us here at Computer-Rx. Our office was destroyed in the May 3rd tornado, and many of our employees have been personally affected by severe weather since then.
To help you prepare for the worst, we’ve compiled a few things you need to keep in mind for your pharmacy disaster plan.
In December, the Chicago Tribune reported on a study, in which they sent investigative reporters to 255 pharmacies in the Chicago area to report on how often common drug interactions are missed.
During this study, they found that interacting prescriptions were dispensed more than half the time. The big box retailers faired “okay” in this study. Walgreens missed the interaction 30 percent of the time, while CVS missed it 63 percent of the time.
However, Independents did not do even as well as CVS. There were 32 pharmacies included in the study identified as independents, and they missed the interaction a whopping 72 percent of the time. Ouch!