New pharmacy management system makes navigation easier

December 10, 2015

The first touch-screen pharmacy management system is here.

The first touch-screen pharmacy management system, SharpRx, provides an efficient way to fill prescriptions and bill third-party payers more easily.

Introduced at the NCPA 2015 annual meeting by QS/1, SharpRx features a touch-screen for easy navigation with user-friendly icons for simpler searching and faster processing with fewer steps. At the home screen, the most frequently used tasks and functions are at the pharmacist’s fingertips.

According to the company, “QS/1 consulted with many pharmacists to find out what they wanted and needed in a pharmacy management system. With that pharmacist insight and the latest available technology, SharpRx was created to handle daily tasks as simply and intuitively as possible to increase efficiency.”

The pharmacy management system includes several productivity tools such as eligibility checking, prior authorization, price updates, Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) reporting, clinical updates with drug images and imprints, prescriber updates, and remote backup. 

Smart-search technology

Using the smart-search technology, pharmacists can search for a prescriber, patient, or medication with a key word or partial information. To find prescriber records, the pharmacist can enter all or part of the prescriber name, the NPI number, or the DEA number of the physician. Patient profiles and those of family members can also be retrieved with this technology.

The system also has the capability to create customized labels and forms. The pharmacist can download, edit, or copy labels and forms such as e-script, refill requests, and labels. The simple drag and drop feature allows for customized labels and forms without extra software support. SharpRx can work with existing printers, barcode readers, and scanners that the pharmacy already owns.

“SharpRx gives pharmacies the tools to immediately begin processing prescriptions faster than ever before,” said Tammy Devine, president of QS/1. “It utilizes the latest tools to quickly prepare pharmacies for the challenges thrown at them in the fast-paced pharmacy market.”

 

PocketRx refill app

QS/1, along with Praeses, announced in November that it is offering PocketRx, an additional smartphone app for refill requests and other pharmacy services. Pharmacies with QS/1’s pharmacy management systems can sign up with Praeses (www.praeses.com), to offer this resource to patients.

Patients with PocketRx can request prescription refills through pharmacies with QS/1 software. The PocketRx can be customized, so that it carries the branded pharmacy’s logo on the application icon.

“The interface with the PocketRx smartphone application and the pharmacy’s QS/1 system ensures requested refills go to the proper queue for immediate processing,” said Amy Long, QS/1’s manager of HealthCare and Database Services.

In addition, PocketRx can include pharmacy information, so that patients can automatically call the pharmacy using the app.