Analyzing the Affects of Computer Implementation in Pharmacies

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Table of Contents Introduction………………..………………..………………..……………….…………3 Implementation of Computers into the Pharmacy……………..………………………..4 Instructions……………..……………………..……………………..………………….5 Figure 1……………..……………………..……………………..……………………..8 Conclusion……………..……………………..……………………..………………….9 Works Cited……………..……………………..……………………..……………….10 Analyzing the Affects of Computer Implementation in Pharmacies Marcus Orofino Introduction Pharmacists have implemented systems to attempt to cut back on mishaps but they are still very prevalent in the field. The implementation of computers into pharmacy has lessened human error because it breaks down complex processes, allowing the worker to concentrate on one task at a time. The…show more content…
These findings are consistent with those previously published (Piontek 2010). But there is a down side to integrating so much technology into the pharmacy. It makes workers dependent on the computers, if the system ever goes down the pharmacy is at a stand still. This is why every pharmacy with computers needs to have a good down time program setup for such situation. Like with all good system you always need to have a backup in place. Instructions Pharmacies have been affected greatly by computer systems as they became more integrated into every day processes. A computer system is a network of one or more computers and associated software with common storage (computer 2009). In the pharmacy the network of computers created is known as “QA” which stands for quality assurance. The network of computers is split up into terminals at each point in the production line. Each terminal in a pharmacy has task that is tailored to its job. The Flow of productions is split up into 4 stages. 1. Drop Off When a patient brings a prescription into a pharmacy it is taken to “drop off”. This is the point of data entry into the central pharmacy computers. The computer terminal at drop off is used for input of costumer data related to the prescription that is being filled. The name of the medicine
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