This is a brief sketch of what the (retail) pharmacy software system is designed to do. All commercial, clinical or retail pharmacy software systems designed, developed, installed and administered are of mutual benefit to the medical practitioners from the medical or specialist doctor to the desktop of the retail or clinical pharmacist and their patients/customers. From a business or financial point of view, accurate records of all accounts issued are kept.
From his or her desktop, the retail pharmacist is able to bill his or her patient’s medical aid company immediately. This company is obliged to initiate prompt payment for services rendered and prescribed medications supplied. Essentially such a company should have no qualms about initiating the payment because the software system in use is able to capture qualifying criteria in legible form. At the same time, the retail pharmacist still needs to be up to date with his or her inventory of goods.
The systems in place make this possible. Accurate records having already being kept of customers’ pending and repeat prescriptions, the system is able to remind retail pharmaceutical desktop administrators that new rolls are required ahead of time. The pharmaceutical companies that supply the retail pharmacies with medications or drugs should, at the same time, have no qualms about responding to orders because they have already been assured of prompt payment for their services and goods.
Perhaps the most important advantage of this efficient system is this. Particularly in cases where chronic medications need to be provided at short notice, patients in need of urgent medical care and attention should never be encumbered with unnecessary delays. Once an MD has prescribed the goods, his or her patient never needs to be kept waiting. The retail pharmacist is able to provide immediate notifications.