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Packaging Prescriptions and Patients

Why you need both en masse in your Independent Pharmacy or Clinic

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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?

A packaging program works by packaging patient medications by day and time of day in a pack or blister card. As a result of  consice coordination and packaging, the process keeps more medications filled and out the door of your store. Further, pill packaging increases medication aherence for your patience.  

A pill pack program is the best word of mouth advertising

HOW YOU CAN ADD A PACKAGING PROGRAM TO YOUR INDEPENDENT PHARMACY

Packaging 1 0518, Inventory iQ DISPILL is the lowest cost option for independent pharmacies to begin offering this service to your clients. In addition, pharmacy owners find that this system easily integrates with their pharmacy management system.  You will benefit from the additional automation that is a by-product of pill packaging after an order of magnitude. We recommend owners consider  RXsafe or Parata Pass as your customer participation in packaging increases.  Both systems can better accommodate larger volume of packaged fills.  
Looking Over Blister Packs 01 23 2012, Inventory iQ The packaging of medications from your store is the best word of mouth packaging you can have. We all tend to share with our friends and family about our health. As a result, customers have a high likelihood of sharing with their circle of influence and this often includes their health care providers. Because customers communicate their experience with medication packaging, you are likely to receive additional new customers. These referrals will be interested in the convenience of this service for themselves and/or their family members or clients.

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. 

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