Pharmacy Software Overview
What is Pharmacy Software?
Pharmacy Software makes communicating drug information easier for pharmacists and helps provide a more individualized experience for customers. Also, pharmacy management systems automate tasks related to the business of running a pharmacy. This may include inventory management, customer outreach (e.g. refill reminders), e-signature, point-of-sale, and other retail management type features.
Pharmacy software includes industry-specific capabilities like insurance verification or providing guidance to pharmacists. This may include suggesting replacement medications, dosage guidance, or high-risk patient assessment & care. Pharmacy software can integrate with EHR and medical practice management software to facilitate patient care.
Pharmacy Software Features & Capabilities
To streamline operations pharmacy management systems offer the below capabilities:
Inventory controls & management
Medication knowledge management
Medication adherence monitoring
Patient communication & SMS notification
Prescription pre-check, medication disbursement workflow
Mail order prescription management
Barcode, fulfillment, shipping, verification
Centralized patient information
Patient data synchronization between pharmacy, physician
Point-of-sale, billing management
Revenue cycle management
Claims processing and conciliation
Pharmacy software is modular and so price increases with modules and add-ons desired. Price also increases along with the size of the pharmaceutical organization (multi-site vs. community pharmacy).