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a pharmacist computer imageNovember 10 2017

The latest version of the ProScript Connect dispensary management system is now live in almost 300 Rowlands Pharmacy branches, EMIS Health has announced. It follows investment by the pharmacy chain with a planned upgrade for all of its 529 branches.

Implementing the system has been part of a complete redesign and refresh of the branch IT hardware. “The result has been improvements in speed and reliability, with significant reductions in support and running costs, including an annual reduction of over £60,000 a year in electricity costs alone,” said EMIS Health.

Craig Spurdle, head of information service for Rowlands Pharmacy, said: “Given the scale of the change we have undertaken it was vital that we invested time into creating a rollout process that was efficient, scalable and above all protected patient safety. A significant part of our process involves validating the imported data between the old and upgraded software before it is released to the pharmacy teams for familiarisation and training.

“The upgraded application takes us from a legacy platform, where development was becoming increasingly difficult, to a position where we can not only meet the challenges facing us such as implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, but prepare for the opportunities of interoperability with the rest of the NHS.”

Among the features of the latest version of ProScript Connect are:

  • fully integrated country specific modules (including Electronic Transmission of Claims for Welsh Customers and the Universal Claim Framework in Scotland)
  • multi-tasking ability – allows users to work in separate modules/tabs simultaneously
  • role based access control – allows users to be assigned specific system permissions and features.

EMIS has over 1500 orders for ProScript Connect & over 1000 sites are now using ProScript Connect in the UK.

Link:
EMIS Health announcement       

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