|Speed Script Improves Workflow Product||| Print ||
The latest version of the Speed Script workflow manager software facilitates access to patient information. A new feature is that when entering a patient’s name, the program goes directly to that person’s profile and displays the status of all prescriptions for review. This profile includes new features as well. One is that pharmacists can produce reports directly from the profile. These reports can be limited to a specific drug, printed in date-filled order, and include the SIG, DAW code, and day’s supply. Options have been added to include claim reference numbers, lot numbers, and drug expiration dates on the reports, as well as the prescription’s NDC for each fill to identify different generics that have been dispensed.
Added as well is a date/time stamp that records every step in the prescription fill process, including when it was filled, adjudicated, or reversed and resubmitted. It also records when the prescription was verified and the time of pickup.
Scott Caravello, owner of Galva Pharmacy in Galva, Ill., was one of the first users of the new workflow software. He reports that it’s saving him time. “I can access the signature log on the screen to see the signature of the person who picked up the prescription, and one of the best new features is the drug search on the patient profile screen,” he says. The way he explains it, instead of scrolling through the profile, he can now find a specific drug through a simple command. He also likes the inventory audit trail that helps him track drugs dispensed and shows adjustments made to inventory. “Speed Script is definitely working in the right direction to make life easier in the pharmacy,” he says.
According to Speed Script CEO Ron Davis, the new software takes full advantage of the Linux platform and graphical user interfaces. Davis points out that part of the company’s growth strategy is to not only introduce new products, but also to form more strategic alliances. In this direction, he notes, his company has received preferred vendor status from Dik Drug Company, a family-owned regional wholesaler based in Burr Ridge, Ill.
Davis also says that testing and certification of Speed Script with TeleManager Technologies has been completed. This will offer pharmacists full interfaces with the TeleManager IVR product line.