10 Tiny Tricks to Speed Up Your Pharmacy Workflow

How many days this week have you had to skip lunch because you were too busy to stop for a few minutes and eat a sandwich? Like it or not, this is a common occurrence in the industry, especially for smaller pharmacies who only have a single pharmacist and one tech on staff. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could clear out just a few minutes during the day to give you and your team a break? Well, we've collected some tips that may speed up your workflow just enough to give you that little break you're looking for.

5 Tech Features to Improve Pharmacy Workflow

Have you had problems implementing an effective workflow in your pharmacy? Do you already have a productive workflow in place, but you’d like to better your processes?

Once you have the workflow set up in place, you can improve your workflow by exploiting the technology at your disposal to streamline all the steps of successfully filling a prescription. To help you along, here are five technology features to help improve pharmacy workflow.

How to Organize your Pharmacy Workflow with Will Call Bin Management

Workflow: every pharmacy has one whether they know it or not. It’s the path that a prescription travels as it moves through your pharmacy. If you’re aware of your workflow, you know that in a fast-paced pharmacy environment, workflow organization is important to providing good customer service.

Pharmacy Labels: Thermal vs. Laser Printers

 

After a patient leaves your pharmacy, prescriptions in hand, what is your core means of communication with them? If you guessed the pharmacy prescription label, you must’ve read the title of this article.

The label tells the patient how much medication to take, when to take it, any warnings or suggestions for medications, how much of the prescription they have and how may refills they have left. When you think about it in these terms, the prescription label communicates a lot of vital information to your customer.

Pharmacy Workflow: Know Your Role

As a pharmacist you’re well aware of the chaotic nature of your business. Inputting prescriptions, counting medications, checking prescriptions, calling insurance, packaging medications, printing labels, and all of this is punctuated by answering phones, checking out customers, counseling patients and running a business.