It seems as if the clinical, claims, and business practice contingencies a pharmacy needs to address are ever increasing, with the rules varying by drug, payer, and patient. Tim White, R.Ph., has seen great value in using manual edits in his pharmacy software, bringing a level of pharmacy-specific customization to the workflow logic that in years past an owner would have had to ask a developer to implement.
Over the past few months, the price of drugs has gotten a lot of attention. It was an issue on Capitol Hill, on the campaign trail, and in newspapers, magazines, and television. We’re all familiar with the names Shkreli and Bresch. With all this discussion, there are still no easy answers.
Fifteen or 20 years ago, point-of-sale systems were considered by many as “glorified cash registers,” and their primary benefit was in the front end. These days, as margins continue to decline, and pharmacy owners need to offer more services to their customers, the POS system has emerged as an essential business tool for a successful pharmacy.
Over the years the pharmacy management system (PMS) has become the workhorse in a pharmacy in more ways than one. Let me tell you why. The PMS addresses three important areas: operations management, clinical management, and financial management.
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When pharmacy owner Jason Turner, R.Ph., learned how pharmacies benefit from meeting star rating goals, something clicked. If measuring the quality of outcomes is the direction healthcare was going, then his pharmacy needed a workflow that supported high marks in those areas. At his two pharmacies, he has developed a performance-driven workflow that gives the pharmacy control over its dispensing schedule by bringing patients into a synchronization program.