The high rate of electronic prescribing, rising drug costs and patient copays increase the likelihood of prescriptions being abandoned in the pharmacy. Smart will-call tools can help pharmacies proactively contact the patients most likely to abandon their prescriptions, allowing the pharmacy to improve time savings, drug inventory management and, most importantly, patient outcomes.
Section 179 of the US IRS tax code allows businesses like pharmacies to accelerate depreciation of qualifying equipment or software purchases, and deduct the full expense during the current tax year.
Grove Park Pharmacy is one of, now, four Orange Cut Rate Drug Stores that got their start in South Carolina in 1934. Over nearly 90 years and three generations, the operation has grown, and the scripClip will-call automation system has become essential to their operation.
“Ask anyone on staff – of anything in the pharmacy, they’ll say, ‘don’t get rid of scripClip!’” said Maggy Lawson, Pharm.D., RPh, pharmacy manager at Kubat HealthCare in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Pharmacy customers and staff alike can benefit when pharmacies are equipped to provide more clinical services on site – saving patients an extra trip to the doctor, making it easier for them to get what they need at lower-cost sites of care, and generating more revenue in the pharmacy.
InterLink AI and American Associated Pharmacies (AAP), one of the nation’s leading group purchasing organizations, entered a preferred partnership agreement to offer best-in-class scripClip™ pharmacy will-call automation solutions to nearly 2,500 independent pharmacy members.
There are two main reasons Greg Bowles, Ph.T, associate director of pharmacy at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, sleeps better at night, having the scripClip™ system: “time management and patient safety.”
The right will-call automation solution can help streamline inventory management, strengthen operational efficiency, elevate your customer and staff experience, and improve patient health. In other words, the right will-call solution can give your pharmacy the one thing you need most: time.
“More often than not, when you look at the health of a business, the cash flow statement is just as important if not more important than anything else,” said Brent Rollins, RPh, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus School of Pharmacy.
Pugh says that if he ever took the system out he is sure some of his employees would be upset and give him a serious “talking too.” “They love the system,” he says. And then he says, “As for me, saving time, impressing patients and pleasing my staff makes scripClip a sound investment.”