16 Nov The Best Pharmacy Technologies
As with what seems like every other business nowadays, pharmacies continue to use more technology every day. There is a variety of technologies that make pharmacy business easier for both employees and customers.
Pharmacy Software Systems
Many medical care-based businesses have moved towards digitizing their files in recent years. This helps to manage clutter in the office and can make files easier to find and transfer. One of the best ways to digitize just about anything in a pharmacy is to invest in pharmacy software systems.
What can these software systems do? Below is a short list that sums up some of these system’s most impressive operations.
- Boost efficiency
- Manage patient information
- Manage bills
- Process electronic signatures
- Save credit card information
- Send Faxes
- Send emails
- Take and keep inventory
- Track sale’s trends
- Write invoices
Automated Text Alerts
One thing that more pharmacies are doing nowadays is sending automated text alerts. These alerts work well to let patients know when they need to refill a prescription or to tell them that their prescription is ready for pick up. This works as a handy reminder for customers and doesn’t make the pharmacy’s employee’s job any more complicated.
Electronic Locking Mechanisms
As much as business owners might not want to think about it, robberies happen. One way to work towards preventing thievery, whether it be from employees or others, is to use electronic locks on the medicine cabinets. These cabinets are often opened with the use of cards, much like hotel keys. Each card is assigned to a specific employee; this way business owners know who opens which cabinet, and when this happens.
Not only can electronic locks be used on medicine cabinets, but also on safes. In either case, it is generally safer to use electronic locks than mechanical locks. This is because they have more combinations, are harder to break, and the codes can be changed often and easily by the owner.
How does this help in cases of thieving? When it comes to employees stealing, the business owner will know right away which employees could be responsible. When it comes to a random person stealing, it can be harder to open electronic locks than opening a mechanical lock.
Every day, businesses of all kinds update the technology they use to keep up with modern methods of doing business, security, and improved communications with customers. All of the technologies listed in this article can help with this. Try implementing them in your pharmacy business soon.