2021 Buyers Guide

Transaction Data Systems (TDS), with its Rx30 and Computer-Rx pharmacy management solutions, is focused on improving efficiency and productivity and increasing profitability for today’s independent pharmacies.

Newest product or service: TDS Scheduler is our integrated patient scheduling platform. With TDS Scheduler, pharmacies can book patient appointments, send appointment reminders, and interact with patients in a new way through our telepharmacy platform.

Contact Details
13600 Shoreline Drive, Suite 600, Earth City, MO 63045
(800) 289-7930


Table of Contents

What Are the Top Challenges Your Technology Will Help Pharmacists With in 2021?

  • COVID-19 safety - curbside, drive-thru, and delivery, patient scheduling and telehealth solutions
  • COVID-19 vaccine reporting and billing
  • Custom workflow options

What Do Pharmacies Like Most About Your Product/Service?

At Transaction Data Systems (TDS), our solutions are carefully crafted to limit keystrokes & automate repetitive tasks. Our customers have engaged their communities with our mobile & communication tools, coupled with patient delivery at curbside, bedside, shipping, or home. Automatic manufacturer coupons & cash discount options through RXCashAssist help protect margins, lower patient out-of-pocket costs, & simplify prescription pricing.

How Do Your Systems/Services Improve Patient Safety or Outcomes?

  • Alternative delivery solutions, including curbside, drive-thru, & home delivery
  • Patient scheduling and telehealth solutions for homebound & sick patients
  • Integrated clinical opportunities to boost adherence & outcomes

What Makes Your Systems/Services Different From Your Competitors' Offerings?

Our scale means that Transaction Data Systems (TDS) has integrations to all major partners that our pharmacies rely on. Our wrap-around services enable a pharmacy to subscribe to value-based bundles to manage key business challenges like claims reconciliation and chase services, Cash Discount Card, real-time couponing, competitive price lookups, and on-demand texting. Our newest innovation, TDS Scheduler, puts the pharmacist face to face with patients that are unable to come to the pharmacy via built-in video consultation. This telepharmacy component helps keep these patients engaged, so there is less risk of loss over time.

Markets Served

  • Independents and Small Chains
  • Regional Chains
  • National Chains (including supermarkets/mass merchandisers)
  • Mail Order
  • Specialty
  • Hospital Outpatient
  • Assisted Living
  • Long-term Care (closed door and combo)
  • Correctional
  • Government
  • Central-fill

Offering Details: Products and Services

Products (i.e., something that is designed and supported in-house)

  • Pharmacy Management System
  • Workflow System
  • Will-call Bin Management
  • Chain Host (e.g. centralized patient, drug, and other databases, as well as other centralized management tools)
  • POS (Point-of-Sale) System
  • E-Signature Capture
  • DME MAC/Medicaid Billing/Claims Submission
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Documentation and Billing
  • Documentation and Billing for Immunizations
  • Data Analytics/Business Intelligence
  • Patient Communications Management (e.g. IVR, text, email or other outbound and inbound communications tools)
  • Patient Web Portal (for profile review) Mobile Smart Device Apps
  • Full Document Management (e.g., paperless send/receive, auto-routing, central storage/retrieval, etc.)
  • Mobile Delivery Tracking
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Telepharmacy
  • Compounding Software
  • Long-Term Care Software
  • Specialty Pharmacy Software
  • Adherence Tools (software based)
  • Adherence Packaging
  • Drug Visuals (Image of product dispensed as part of quality assurance process)
  • Off-Site Backup/Recovery
  • 340B Revenue and Inventory Accounting
  • Pharmacy Inventory Control System
  • Purchasing Support System
  • Prescription Pricing
  • Electronic Prior Authorizations
  • Prescriber Validation/Verification
  • Electronic medication administration record (eMAR)
  • Pharmacy Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Care Documentation Module
  • Multi-drug Interaction Review
  • Meds to Beds
  • Home Care Services
  • DIR Fee Management
  • Clinical Services Support
  • Medicare Part B Compliance
  • Reconciliations
  • 340B contract analysis
  • Central fill

Interfaces (i.e. products or services from other vendors)

  • Workflow System
  • Will-call Bin Management
  • POS (Point-of-Sale) System
  • E-Signature Capture
  • DME MAC/Medicaid Billing/Claims Submission
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Documentation and Billing
  • Documentation and Billing for Immunizations
  • Data Analytics/Business Intelligence
  • Patient Communications Management (e.g. IVR, text, email or other outbound and inbound communications tools)
  • Mobile Delivery Tracking
  • Automated Counting
  • Robotic Dispensing
  • Telepharmacy
  • Compounding Software
  • Long-Term Care Software
  • Specialty Pharmacy Software
  • Adherence Packaging
  • Preedit Services
  • 340B Revenue and Inventory Accounting
  • Pharmacy Inventory Control System
  • Purchasing Support System
  • Prescription Pricing
  • Electronic Prior Authorizations
  • Electronic medication administration record (eMAR)
  • Pharmacy Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Care Documentation Module
  • Medicare Part B Compliance

Describe how your technology supports pharmacists providing COVID-19 vaccinations:

Integrated vaccine billing and reporting are available within the Rx Pathway. Our Transaction Data Systems TDS Scheduler tool allows pharmacy personnel to schedule appointment times with patients and automates text reminders to patients, so busy pharmacies can more effectively distribute their work throughout the day.

Platforms And Data Exchange Standards Supported

Pharmacy System and POS  Specifics

Pharmacy Management System Base Features

  • Workflow
  • E-Signature Capture
  • DME MAC/Medicaid Billing/Claims Submission
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Documentation and Billing
  • Documentation and Billing for Immunizations
  • Full Document Management (e.g., paperless send/receive, auto-routing, central storage/retrieval, etc.)
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Telepharmacy
  • Compounding Software
  • Long-Term Care Software
  • Drug Visuals (Image of product dispensed as part of quality assurance process)
  • 340B Revenue and Inventory Accounting
  • Prescription Pricing
  • Prescription Synchronization
  • System Backup and Restore
  • Patient Reminder Tools
  • Web and Mobile Refills
  • DIR Fee Management
  • Automated manufacturer prescription coupons

Point-of-Sale (POS) System Features

  • Perpetual inventory
  • Price updates
  • Multiple-vendor EDI ordering
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Pseudoephedrine sales log/reporting
  • Inventory pricing based on sales ranking reports
  • EMV-compliant hardware
  • Point-to-point encryption of payment data
  • Near field communication (NFC) payments

NFC Payment Apps Supported

  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Samsung Pay

Other Product/Service Feature Details

Will-call Bin Management

  • Check in to will-call from either Rx Pathway or from a workflow queue using barcodes or keyed input.
  • Automated Return to Stock once an Rx ages out of Will-Call for labor and inventory savings.
  • Automated communications to patients driving pickup instead of return to stock.
  • POS shows all will-call locations for patient and family members for customer services excellence.
  • Rx profile shows Rx status for easy identification and tracking.

Data Analytics/Business Intelligence

  • Access included business intelligence reporting either in-store or via a secure Internet login to ReportRx.
  • Design or modify reports with analysis and transactional models with our on-screen tools — drag and drop data and insert user-selected filters.
  • Powerful data transformations such as graphs, charts, and our very popular Geo-Mapping to display patient households on a map of your community.
  • Automated reporting production and exporting — Reports can be delivered on a recurring, automated schedule via email and produced in many popular file formats.
  • Multi-site reporting to compare and contrast performance between your pharmacies.

Patient Communications Management

  • Automatic email, text, and phone calls are part of TDS Patient Notification Services.
  • Set communication preferences pharmacy-wide and tailor them on an individual basis.
  • Send meaningful on-demand texts directly from the Rx Pathway to save staff time and improve patient service.
  • Bin Management messaging with up to four communicaitons based on your preferences as well as popular messages such as Birthday and New Customer Greeting.
  • Text messaging for Rx Pickup now includes additional optional information such as copay due.

Mobile App

  • Ordering refills
  • Allowing patients to access their medication profiles
  • Allowing patients to access medication education materials

Full Document Management

E.g., paperless send/receive, auto-routing, central storage/retrieval, etc.

  • Prescription scanning, including an automated image if the prescription was issued electronically.
  • Documents can be stored direct to patient, doctor, drug supplier, or nursing home, including patient intake forms and immunization documentation.
  • Clinical notes may be documented and stored within document management software.
  • Electronic files may be imported into document management for a single source for your pharmacy’s e-storage.

Software for Compounding Pharmacy

  • Ingredient-level compounding with automated process to add compound ingredients into the drug file.
  • Lot number and expiration tracking at the ingredient level with easy drug recall reporting.
  • Easy to use Compounding Log can print with the prescription, making preparation easier.
  • Compound in a compound feature lets you reuse used compound bases with less data entry.
  • User defined compound instructions can be maintained for easy retrieval.

Software for Long-term Care Pharmacy

  • You can use cycle fill, auto-refill, or fill on demand with automated packager support options. With auto-refill enabled, refills may be billed without staff intervention.
  • Many popular MAR, Treatment, and Physician Order formats available.
  • Interfaces available to all popular e-MAR platforms.
  • iPad delivery module makes tracking delivers and signatures much easier.

Software for Specialty Pharmacy

  • KloudScript, a TDS company, integrates with our Rx30 and Computer-Rx platforms.
  • Proven clinical protocols and documentation tools for the clinical interventions and tracking (including REMS documentation) required for a specialty pharmacy.
  • Patient Assistance Program service - our experts align your patients with programs to lower out of pocket costs and remove a barrier to patient access.
  • Accreditation consulting and support services available to help establish new specialty pharmacies.
  • Modular approach to help pharmacies establish specialty pharmacies gradually to protect their customer base, expand their services, and add to their business model.

Software-based Adherence Support

  • Automation of outbound patient calls Patient text messaging
  • Patient emails
  • Patient access to educational materials
  • Adherence scorecards/reportingS
  • ynchronized refills
  • Telepharmacy for counseling interactions with patients
  • On-screen adherence monitor in Rx Pathway and workflow

340B Revenue And Inventory Accounting

  • We include a virtual inventory solution that allows pharmacists to track and replenish multiple inventories based off of class of trade or 340B programs.
  • Reporting and reordering can be accomplished easily on the system based upon both virtual inventory and usage.
  • Consulting sevices are available from PharmAssess, a TDS company, to review and evaluate complicated 340B contracts to ensure profitability as pharmacies enter this space.
  • The 340B inventory can receive differing costs of goods and wholesaler information from the retail or LTC inventories, while utilizing a single drug record.

Pharmacy Inventory Control System

  • Electronic ordering is easy and compatible with all major wholesalers.
  • Automatic cost updates are applied daily.
  • Drug usage can be utilize by GPI, and the system offers a sophisticated Days Supply based inventory so reorder points are auto-calculated based on your dispensing trends.
  • When a generic is auto-substitutded by the wholesaler, the system automatically adds the new generic, saving your staff time when checking in drug orders.
  • Virtual inventories are included to segment usage and reorders based off of class of trade, such as retail, LTC, and 340B.

Purchasing Support System

  • Electronic ordering is easy and compatible with all major wholesalers.
    Automatic cost updates are applied daily.
  • Drug usage can be utilize by GPI, and the system offers a sophisticated Days
  • Supply based inventory so reorder points are auto-calculated based on your dispensing trends.
  • When a generic is auto-substitutded by the wholesaler, the system automatically adds the new generic, saving your staff time when checking in drug orders.
  • Virtual inventories are included to segment usage and reorders based off of class of trade, such as retail, LTC, and 340B.

Prescription Pricing

  • Built into workflow, the system presents cash-discounted pricing to the pharmacist, and a single keystroke reprocesses the prescription.
  • From the fill pathway, you can view competitor chain pricing and any coupons required.
  • Based off of claims history, the system can suggest a more profitable generic via an interactive message.
  • We offer ReClaimRx to identify underpaid claims that have recently been updated by payors for automating AWP resubmissions.
  • Manufacturer copay cards are automatically displayed in the fill pathway with a single keystroke to access the manufacturer program.

Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Services

  • Built into workflow, the system presents cash-discounted pricing to the pharmacist, and a single keystroke reprocesses the prescription.
  • From the fill pathway, you can view competitor chain pricing and any coupons required.
  • Based off of claims history, the system can suggest a more profitable generic via an interactive message.
  • We offer ReClaimRx to identify underpaid claims that have recently been updated by payors for automating AWP resubmissions.
  • Manufacturer copay cards are automatically displayed in the fill pathway with a single keystroke to access the manufacturer program.
  • Pharmacy EHR or Care Documentation Module Accommodates

    • Clinical notes

    Multi-drug Interaction Review Services

    • Pharmacy managers can determine the severity, type, priority, and color of interactions for effective display during workflow and data entry.
    • DUR can be reviewed or suppressed during data entry, and a review is forced in both PV-1 and Final RPh Verification in workflow.
    • Facts and Comparisons data available with a hot key.

    Meds to Beds Services

    • Portable solution for iPad or iPad Mini.
    • Can use either real-time communication to the pharmacy over the cellular network or wi-fi synchronization when returned to the pharmacy.
    • Credit-card processing is available at bedside when coupled with our POS solution.
    • Digital signatures are automatically synced to POS and pharmacy for easy retrieval and reporting.

    Technology to Support Home Care Services

    • TDS integrates with all major billing services for HME claims.
    • The integrated document storage can be used to store scanned documents, eliminating paper storage in many cases.
    • Claims entered through the pharmacy system are integrated with POS and accounts receivable.

    Tools to Address DIR Fees

    • TDS includes the DIR Estimator tool — the information from your PSAO can be entered into the tool for onscreen analysis during review of the paid claim.
    • Our patient-facing app, MyMedsToday, alerts patients when doses are due, reinforced with pill images.
    • Medication synchronization has been proven to increase adherence, which is key in driving down DIR fees.
    • Clinical 360 enables our pharmacies to take advantage of proprietary contracted clinical programs to drive adherence and receive payments for their clinical services. This drives down DIR impact while providing additional revenue.
    • Our PharmAssess Reconciliation Service provides tremendous visibility into DIR fees levied against paid claims.

    Clinical Services Supported

    • Health Services (e.g., A1c, lipid panel, bone mineral density, etc.)
    • Blood glucose monitoring
    • Blood pressure monitoring
    • Cholesterol testing
    • Chronic Care Management and Documentation
    • Dose Check by Age Group
    • Free integration with CPESN eCare Plans

    Enhanced Pharmacy Services as Defined by CPESN

    • Face-to-Face Access
    • Medication Reconciliation
    • Clinical Medication Synchronization Program
    • Immunizations
    • Comprehensive Medication Review
    • In Depth Counseling/Coaching
    • 24-hour Emergency Services
    • Durable Medical Equipment
    • Naloxone Dispensing
    • Nutritional Counseling
    • Specialty Medication Compounding

    Professional Services to Help Pharmacies Optimize Prescription Fulfillment Process

    • PharmAssess, a TDS company, offers pharmacy business consultation and consulting services. TDS provides live training sessions for our customers to receive continued live training on our platforms.
    • Our Clinical 360 Portal contains a wealth of training videos, manuals, saved webinars, and even access to customer support tickets.
    • Onsite or remote training services are provided for new pharmacies during their go-live with a professional implementation team to prepare the pharmacy and staff.

    Hardware Maintenance Services

    With the low cost of hardware today, we focus our hardware support on the server, which has three years of coverage. The POS lane computers also have three years of onsite service.

    Trade Shows

    • AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot
    • Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference
    • National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention
    • National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Multiple Locations Conference
    • PDS Super-Conference
    • Many state association meetings and GPO member conferences