Talk to any pharmacy tech and they will tell you life has become a lot easier in the past few years. There was a time when pharmacies had an even greater workload as opposed to what they are doing now. It was all because their systems were on paper. It meant that every single prescription had to be manually entered into the record and verified, while they also had to keep a manual log of the stock they had of various medications.
Whether it is a pharmacy that is in a small town or a large city, they are likely serving a lot of people in a single day. These are people who are coming to pick up their regular medicine, while others are just getting prescriptions from the doctor or hospital and must pick them up before they go home.
By having a pharmacy inventory system, you are putting your business in a position where everything is much easier to do. You are not only ensuring that you have a more accurate record of everything, but you are also ensuring that you are able to process each transaction quicker.
All the pharmacy tech has to do is look up a person’s name and they are able to see the prescriptions that were sent by the doctor. That is all. Sometimes they have to see the order that is printed, and they can match that with the system’s information. Then you can ask for ID, upload it into the system, and go about dispensing the medicine.
It is a streamlined system that not only ensures fraud is not possible, but it gives you the most accurate record of how many medicines you have. The system can automatically tally the stock, and you can even set the program so that it is sending a new order request when you reach a certain threshold of each medicine.