Beyond the call of helping people who are sick and unhealthy, a doctor’s office is still considered a small business. One business facet in this industry, which has been slowly gaining popularity, is the adoption of in-office physician dispensing programs.
An in-office medication dispensing software basically sets up the clinic with its own pharmacy or supplies of medications and medical tools, as well as the inventory for proper tracking and logging of the patient’s intake for record-keeping. To have efficient clinic management, this program is a must-have investment. Here are a couple of reasons for how a clinic can cut down its operational cost once the system is all set and ready to dispense.
The National Center for Health Statistics cites that a doctor usually writes one to two prescriptions with every patient visit. If the doctor receives 25 patients in a day and assuming that each prescription pertains to a drug that costs $10 or less, then it would mean a daily profit between $250 to $500 for the clinic.
Additionally, an in-office dispensing software is very easy to operate, so it doesn’t need any additional manpower. You are assured of a faster transaction with very little room for error if any at all. Using an integrated system can seamlessly integrate and automate record-keeping and workflow in the doctor’s clinic. Not only will this improve client experience, but it will also cut the operational costs.
Cut Down Wasted Time
The in-office dispensing program helps both patients, doctors and their staff when it comes to valuable use of a person’s time.
For patients, it’s easier to secure their prescription medication(s) during their visits to the doctor since the pharmacy is on site. They don’t have to go to a different pharmacy to line up and wait for their medication, which can sometimes take up to two weeks, especially if their records are not accurate, or if there are problems with their insurance.
For Staff, the dispensing program eliminates the need to do pharmacy call backs and verifications over the phone for every prescription from various pharmacies. Aside from the time this frees up for staff so they can get back to treating patients, it also helps eliminate errors. Language barriers, confusion into which patient a pharmacy is calling about, which prescription or treatment is being verified, whether a substitute medication can be supplied, etc. can lead to mistakes being made. When those things are taken care of at the point of care, it leaves less chance for error.
For doctors and clinic staff, more focus is given to patient care since they won’t be bogged down with the back-and-forth and paperwork of dealing with outside pharmacies and insurance authorizations. Since it’s conveniently logged in the clinic’s in-office medication dispensing software, the doctor or the staff can easily look everything up and verify.
This makes the clinic more streamlined with its operations when time is gold for any business. It also helps with the patient’s adherence to treatment therapy. Currently, 50 percent of treatment failures and 25 percent of hospitalization are a result of non-adherence, according to a study in U.S. Pharmacists.
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First Coast Health Solutions (FCHS) is a leading national provider of full-service in-office physician dispensing programs. We are one of the best medication dispensing companies in the country. We dispense only FDA approved pre-packaged medications and provide doctors with a cutting-edge, but simple to follow, web-based dispensing system. Our priority is to promote the establishment of a medical environment that is fully compliant and delivers complete quality patient care.
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