The pressures associated with running a pharmacy business are significant and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at times.
As part of your Numark membership, we are committed to providing access to market leading solutions designed to help relieve the immense strain on your resources.
Many pharmacy processes including the prescription assembly process, haven’t changed for decades and the time and resource involved in dispensing can often monopolise your day.
It is becoming increasingly important to identify efficiencies in process that will give you valuable time back.
Golden Tote is a market leading dispensary management system and we are delighted to introduce you to a solution that will revolutionise your prescription assembly practices.
Working in partnership with EMIS, Golden Tote integrates seamlessly into your existing PMR and delivers what we term as a ‘pick to prescription’ solution that increases efficiencies, improves patient safety and will reduce your stockholding of dispensary lines.
The beauty of Golden Tote is its simplicity. The infrastructure to help deliver this solution has taken many years of investment and development.
The journey starts with the order
Orders are placed via PHOENIX for batches of prescriptions you receive. The items are flagged as Golden Tote items and at this point the accuracy and clinical check is done by the pharmacist, once complete your order is sent in the usual way.
At PHOENIX the order is picked and packed into the tote box but instead of containing randomly ordered items as per the current ordering process, all items in the tote will be relevant to multiple patient’s prescriptions.
Once the tote arrives, using bar code technology the tote is scanned and this immediately kicks in the Golden Tote functionality on your PMR. Each patient is then identified with a number which can be placed on a series of baskets. You will have multiple patients prescription items in the tote and you simply scan a product at random and the system will tell you which patient that item belongs to. Any local items such as fridge lines or CDs are added, then the baskets are bagged and ready to go.
Golden Tote - safer, less stock, more efficient
A key benefit of bar code technology is that it is less open to human error making the whole process from start to finish safer. What’s more, our ‘pick to prescription’ solution means that stock holding is significantly reduced as the prescription is assembled directly from the tote. How many times do you walk into your dispensary and see all that stock sitting on your shelves? This stock is tying up money that could be freed up to enable you to invest in your business.
The clinical and accuracy checks are all done up front which releases the pharmacist from any other part of the process, meaning prescription assembly can quickly and confidently be handed over to a team member.
Imagine a world where your day is no longer tied up with dispensing and worrying about errors. Where you can confidently hand over the process to your team and start to focus on income related opportunities and patient centred care.
It’s clear to see the benefits of Golden Tote, it’s time to bring dispensing into the 21st century.