It would have been hasty and presumptuous to suggest that the retail pharmacist is the most important stakeholder in this area. But that is not how it should be working in reality. A far closer collaboration is being sort between the retail pharmacist and the presiding medical practitioner, whether he be in general or specialist practice. Today, the retail pharmacist is better positioned to be of service now that he has the use of a software-based pharmacy management system.
But it would all come to naught if neither the medical practitioner or the pharmacist had the input or, better still, the interests of the patient in mind. That being said; see the patient as the most important stake holder in this area. Of course, things are being made a lot easier and convenient for the hard-pressed patient. He or she has a far better shot at recovering. This is because the software-based retail pharmacy management system is able to deliver far more accurate and quicker results.
It no begins at the doctor’s desktop. Once he has given his patient his initial diagnosis and treatment, he is able to process the relevant medication prescription. He does not need to scrawl it over to the patient. All he needs to do is press the enter button. And within minutes, the retail pharmacist’s clerk could start processing the request. There should be stocks available because that too is what the pharmacy management system does.
It can keep an accurate inventory of goods. And to that you need to add another stakeholder, the marketing consultant who represents the pharmaceutical company that is supplying the pharmacy store with the required stocks. The patient is notified within minutes of his or her prescription being ready.