Why you need both en masse in your Independent Pharmacy or Clinic
The more medications a patient is taking the more complex compliance becomes for them. We have more members of our communities that are aging. As a result, this demographic has an increase number of medications and supplements. Because of this, many independent pharmacies are offering customers prescription packaging. We see this process making happier more compliant customers while improving a store’s overall performance.
WHAT IS PILL PACKING AND WHY SHOULD IT MATTER TO ME?
HOW YOU CAN ADD A PACKAGING PROGRAM TO YOUR INDEPENDENT PHARMACY
SPREAD THE WORD THAT YOUR INDEPENDENT PHARMACY OFFERS PILL PACKAGING
Consider contacting local home health agencies and in-home care providers. Because this group often feels the pain of organizing and administering medications, they are a prime target for pill packaging program. They are able to share the value of this convenience with client family members and colleagues.
MONITOR THE GROWTH OF YOUR PILL PACKAGING PROGRAM
We present a list of top metrics owners should measure to ensure a pharmacy is fit and thriving in our Top 10 Key Performance Indicators for Independent Pharmacies blog. Packaged medications and the number of customers that are in your packaged program needs regular focus. Because of this, consider training your team, deploying your advertising, monitoring and communicating these numbers monthly. Then pay attention to what’s working in growing your packaging numbers.
Ultimately pill packaging programs can positively impact your inventory flow through and customer compliance. We are often able to help stores free up funds in their inventories that can be invested into services like pill packaging. We can even help advise you on getting these services in action and making a big difference in your store. Get in touch with an Inventory iQ consultant now.