2019 Health-System Buyers Guide

QS/1 ComputerTalk Pharmacy Buyers Guide

QS/1 offers multiple software platforms such as SharpRx and NRx to help outpatient pharmacies run their businesses.

These platforms provide pharmacies with tools for employee pharmacies, bedside prescription delivery and checkout, medication synchronization, POS integration, mobile app for patients, HME compliance documentation, customizable workflow, and more.

Newest product or service: Mevesi® business intelligence/analytics solution that provides insight into various aspects of a business and an easy way to do a comparative analysis.

Contact Details
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(832) 358-3308
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Installations

Total number of health-system pharmacy installation:

Not Specified

Largest facility where your system or product is installed:

Outpatient pharmacies

Percentage inpatient | outpatient

0% | 100%


Ratio of Customers to Customer Support Staff

     33:1

Products and Services

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

  • Pharmacy Management System
  • Workflow System
  • Will-call Bin Management
  • Central Host (e.g. centralized patient, drug, and other databases, as well as other
  • centralized management tools)
  • POS (Point-of-Sale) System
  • Portable/Mobile POS Terminal
  • 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
  • Automated Counting
  • Robotic Dispensing
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Telepharmacy
  • Compounding Software
  • Long-Term Care Software
  • Specialty Pharmacy Software
  • Adherence Tools (software based)
  • Adherence Packaging
  • Preedit Services
  • 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
  • Translation for LEP patients
  • Prescriber Validation/Verification
  • Electronic medication administration record (eMAR)
  • Pharmacy Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Care Documentation Module
  • Data Management (e.g., conversion, archiving, decommissioning, analysis, etc.)
  • Pharmacogenetic Test and/or Review
  • Multi-drug Interaction Review
  • Meds to Beds
  • DIR Fee Management
  • Clinical Services Support

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

  • Workflow System
  • Will-call Bin Management
  • Central Host (e.g. centralized patient, drug, and other databases, as well as other
  • centralized management tools)
  • POS (Point-of-Sale) System
  • Portable/Mobile POS Terminal
  • 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
  • Automated Counting
  • Robotic Dispensing
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Telepharmacy
  • Compounding Software
  • Long-Term Care Software
  • Specialty Pharmacy Software
  • Adherence Tools (software based)
  • Adherence Packaging
  • Preedit Services
  • 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
  • Translation for LEP patients
  • Prescriber Validation/Verification
  • Electronic medication administration record (eMAR)
  • Pharmacy Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Care Documentation Module
  • Data Management (e.g., conversion, archiving, decommissioning, analysis, etc.)
  • Pharmacogenetic Test and/or Review
  • Multi-drug Interaction Review
  • Meds to Beds
  • DIR Fee Management
  • Clinical Services Support

Platforms And Data Exchange Standards Supported

Data Exchange with Health-System Informatics Systems for:

  • Lab results
  • Clinical notes/orders
  • Care plans
  • Medication lists from discharge
  • Continuity of care documents (CCD)

Enhanced Pharmacy Services

  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Clinical Medication Synchronization Program
  • Immunizations
  • Comprehensive Medication Review
  • Personal Medication Record
  • In Depth Counseling/Coaching
  • 24-hour Emergency Services
  • Collection of Vital Signs
  • Home Delivery/Home Visits
  • Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Long-Acting Injections
  • Naloxone Dispensing
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Specialty Medication Compounding

Pharmacy Software Provides CPESN Pharmacist eCare Plan Level 2 and Level 3 (advanced) Capabilities with Active Medications 

Clinical Services Supported

  • Health Services (e.g., A1c, lipid panel, bone mineral density, etc.)
  • Diabetes management
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Chronic care management and documentation

Pharmacy EHR or Care Documentation Module Accommodates

  • Lab results
  • Diagnoses
  • Clinical notes
  • Care plans
  • Medication lists from discharge
  • Continuity of care documentation

Software-based Adherence Support

  • Automation of outbound patient calls
  • Patient text messaging
  • Patient emails
  • Patient access to educational materials
  • Adherence scorecards/reporting
  • Predictive modeling
  • Synchronized refills
  • Telepharmacy for counseling interactions with patients
  • Support for meds to beds programs

Adherence Systems Support Post-sale

  • Marketing
  • Sales support
  • Training

Product/Service Features

  Mobile App

  • Pharmacy location specifics
  • Ordering refills
  • Order status
  • Pickup reminders
  • Allowing patients to access their medication profiles

  Will-call Bin Management

  • Return to stock
  • Unique lighting signals for employees on location, prevents mismatch, links family members

  Data Analytics/Business Intelligence

  • Aggregates metrics in real-time
  • Flexible reporting capabilities
  • Automates patient monitoring and education and pharmacist coordination
  • Sends and receives notification and updates based on pharmacy needs
  • Sends notices and reminders via text, email, fax, or phone, and tracks and measures outreach

  340B Revenue And Inventory Accounting

  • Manages multiple inventories​
  • Tracks perpetual inventory​
  • Automatic drug orders,
  • Automatic drug substitutions​
  • Multiple wholesaler price comparisons

  Pharmacy Inventory Control System

  • Manages multiple inventories
  • Tracks perpetual inventory​
  • Automatic drug orders,
  • Automatic drug substitutions​
  • Multiple wholesaler price comparisons

  Prescription Pricing

  • Formulary management​
  • Custom pricing logic
  • Competitive price tables
  • Specific patient pricing
  • Discount tables

  Meds to Beds

  • Bedside Rx delivery before discharge​
  • Discharge medication reconciliation
  • Care transition drug therapy management​
  • Post-discharge medication follow up​
  • Chronic disease medication therapy and compliance management

  Tools to Address DIR Fees

  • Built-in DIR fee estimation tool
  • Calculation methods for calculator​
  • Pre-adjudication visual alert​
  • Post-adjudication DIR fee adjustment with negative margin alert

  Data Management Services

  • PMP report​
  • Pre- and postedits
  • Data analytics​
  • Payment reconciliation
  • HealthCare Ready

  Professional Services to Help Pharmacies Optimize
  Prescription Fulfillment Process

  • Medication therapy management (MTM)​
  • eCare plans​
  • immunization reporting​
  • compliance packaging​
  • automated printing of patient clinical information

Features/Functionalities Included in
Base Pharmacy System

  • Workflow
  • E-Signature Capture
  • DME MAC/Medicaid Billing/Claims Submission
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Documentation and Billing
  • Documentation and Billing for Immunizations
  • Customizable clinical and operational edits/logic
  • Full Document Management (e.g., paperless send/receive, auto-routing, central storage/retrieval, etc.)
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Compounding Software
  • Long-Term Care Software
  • Specialty Pharmacy Software
  • Preedit Services
  • Drug Visuals (Image of product dispensed as part of quality assurance process)
  • 340B Revenue and Inventory Accounting
  • Prescription Pricing
  • Translation for LEP patients
  • Electronic medication administration record (eMAR)
  • Pharmacy Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Care Documentation Module
  • Prescription Synchronization
  • System Backup and Restore
  • Patient Reminder Tools
  • Web and Mobile Refills
  • DIR Fee Management
  • Home Delivery Management

Features/Functionalities Included in
Point-of-sale System

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

Number of EMVCo-certified Equipment Providers 

     4

Number of Point-to-point Encryption-certified Processors

     4

NFC Payment Apps Supported

  • Apple Pay
  • Google Wallet

Specific Technology Systems and Services Interfaces

  Pharmacy, POS, And Other Systems

  • AIS
  • Allscripts
  • Answers On Demand
  • Apothacare
  • Architext
  • Arete Pharmacy Network
  • Artromick
  • Asembia (formerly Armada Health)
  • Asteres
  • Ateb
  • AutoMed
  • Avery/Weigh-Tronix (Eyecon)
  • CAM Commerce
  • Catalina Health Resources
  • Cerner
  • Change Healthcare
  • Clarian
  • CoverMyMeds
  • Creative Pharmacist
  • Cubex
  • Daverci Solutions
  • Digital Pharmacist
  • ECRS
  • Elsevier/Gold Standard
  • Epic
  • Epicor
  • FDS, Inc dba Freedom Data Services
  • FDS EZ-DME
  • FDS eNGAGE
  • FDS myDataMart
  • FDS eConcile
  • First DataBank
  • Freedom Data Systems
  • IDX
  • iMedicare
  • Innovation
  • Innovatix
  • Integra LTC Solutions
  • Integral Solutions
  • Kirby Lester
  • McKesson High Volume Solutions
  • McKesson Workflow Bin
  • Med-Pass
  • Medicat
  • MediTech
  • MedTek21
  • Mevesi
  • Monitor-Rx
  • Net-Rx
  • NextGen
  • NHIN
  • OmniSYS
  • Parata Systems
  • PDR Network
  • PickPoint
  • PPOK Rx Linc
  • PrescribeWellness
  • Pyxis
  • QS/1
  • RelayHealth
  • Retail Management Solutions
  • RxMedic
  • Rx-Net
  • RxSafe
  • RxTran
  • ScriptChek
  • ScriptPro
  • Smart Solutions
  • Surescripts
  • Symbol
  • Synergy Medical
  • Talyst
  • TCGRx
  • TeleManager Technologies
  • TelePharm
  • Updox
  • Vow Data
  • VUCA Health
  • Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Yardi
  • ZirMed

  Supporting Services

  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Arete Pharmacy Network
  • Burlington Drug Company
  • Cardinal Health
  • Dakota Drug
  • Elevate Provider Network
  • First Data
  • Global Payments
  • Harvard Drug Group
  • HD Smith
  • Kinray
  • Live Oak Bank
  • Managed Health Care Associates (MHA)
  • McKesson Pharmaceutical Distribution
  • Mirixa
  • Morris and Dickson
  • North Carolina Mutual Wholesale Drug Company
  • OutcomesMTM
  • Pharmacy First
  • Rochester Drug Co-op
  • Smith Drug
  • Value Drug Company
  • VFI Statement Processing

  Other Supporting Services

  • AutoMed
  • DISPILL
  • Doc-U-Dose
  • DosePlanner
  • Manchac DOSIS
  • medDispense
  • Medicine-On-Time
  • Mediset
  • MTS Packaging Systems
  • Omnicell
  • OS-PAC
  • Parata Systems
  • Pearson Medical Technologies
  • QEM PRA
  • Robotik Technology
  • RxSafe
  • Synergy Medical
  • Talyst
  • TCGRx

Trade Shows

  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meeting
  • Cardinal Retail Business Conference