For one thing, the online pharmacy is here to stay. This is until such time that something more advanced and convenient arrives. And in fact, it has already happened. Up to a point, people are now able to self-medicate, right from the center of no more than their smart mobile device. What will happen when the software is developed still further? In the meantime, the existing digital pharmacy-management system is making a clean but advantageous sweep on behalf of retail pharmacists and their customers and medical practitioners and their patients.
Retail pharmacists are now able to provide their customers with faster but more efficient and accurate preparations. Within minutes of the medical doctor entering all prescription details and instructions into the database to which he or she can be linked, the retail pharmacist can begin responding accordingly. And when that prescription is made up, all he needs to do is send a message to his customer, notifying her that her medication is ready for collection. And during that time, the customer will have already been billed.
Customers now enjoy the convenience of not having to wait for long periods of time in queues. And the system now allows the pharmacists to keep all accounts up to date and not suffer any loss of revenue. Medical practitioners qualified to make prescriptions can now entrust all responsibilities to their preferred or nearest pharmacy.
Patients no longer have to suffer long delays in waiting for vital prescriptions and especially during critical emergencies. The retail pharmacist’s digital database will already have a detailed record of the patient’s acute condition. If, for example, repeat prescriptions need to be provided, the database can alert the pharmacist when the next dispensary delivery is imminent. It can also alert the pharmacy when critical stocks need to be replenished.