The Nebraska Medicine team knew they needed to find a way to improve collaboration, accommodate higher volumes across three outpatient pharmacies, and free up pharmacy teams to spend more time on patient care. Here’s how their new centralized fulfillment model is working.
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When Brockton Neighborhood Health Center was constructing a new in-house pharmacy, they sought best-in-class will-call automation technology to interface with their Epic Willow pharmacy management system. Less than six months later, scripClip has become their ‘favorite vendor.’
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Fort Williams Pharmacy launched with scripClip in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic – which wasn’t ideal timing, but everyone agreed it couldn’t happen soon enough. “I truly do not know how we did this job before having this system. We can’t operate without it.”
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Based on an ISMP study showing roughly 1 in every 1000 prescriptions are correctly dispensed but given to the wrong patient, we estimate scripClip helped avoid 35,000 such wrong-patient prescription-delivery errors in the last year.
When The Pharm House first opened, they used “old-school bins,” labeled A through Z, but “our will-call was outgrowing itself” as daily prescription volumes rose, Thomson explained. With so many prescriptions in will call, it was often difficult to find patient orders that were misfiled.