Pharmacies know all too well how many patients can come through the establishment in one day looking for the medicine they need. Thanks to digital innovations, it is now easier than ever to automate certain processes around the pharmacy and make things easier for the entire pharmacy staff.
The ability to automate some work processes for the pharmacy staff is one of the most immediate benefits to those who work there, but how does e prescribing software help the patients? You might be surprised at how many ways this software makes the whole prescription process a little more convenient for patients as well as pharmacy staff.
Allows the Patient More Freedom
In the past, with paper-only prescriptions, a patient would need to have a paper prescription made by their doctor, who would then let them know which pharmacies would be able to fill it. The patient would then have to take the paper prescription to that pharmacy and wait to get their medicines.
These days, the doctor merely has to enter the prescription into the software, and it will be sent to any pharmacy the patient chooses. This allows them more freedom, being able to choose a pharmacy that is closer to where they live or work.
More Control For the Patient
You may not always be near your home, and may even need to change pharmacies if you are ever out of town and need to fill a prescription. This is all very easy with these software solutions, which allow patients to choose where they would like their prescription to be sent each time, and could easily send them to a pharmacy states away if you need to fill your prescriptions while away from home.
Electronic prescription software has made life a lot easier for patients and pharmacists alike, making things much more convenient for the patient, as well as lightening the workload for pharmacists.