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.
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.
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.
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.