The Hoke County Health Department announced on Friday it has automated pharmacy workflow with Patagonia Health’s built-in pharmacy app.
Now, HCHD has accurate records that indicate better inventory management of pharmaceuticals dispensed by each individual nurse.
HCHD looked at purchasing a pharmacy software to automate dispensing and tracking. Instead of purchasing and managing a separate pharmacy software, HCHD decided to use Patagonia Health’s integrated Pharmacy App.
“Ultimately, we chose Patagonia Health’s Pharmacy App because of the ease of documentation of dispensing pharmaceuticals from the pharmacy through the patient’s electronic health record,” Helene Edwards, health director of Hoke County Health Department, said.
The Pharmacy App benefits that HCHD has already achieved include automated pharmacy workflow and medication dispensing, tracking, audit and inventory control, elimination of paper processes, ability to print medication labels via EHR, ease of documentation of dispensed medications, electronic inventory tracking and alerts with a built-in audit trail, integrated Family Planning Annual Report reporting, easy to get comprehensive reports showing a complete view of the agency and improved access to prescriptions for patients through the electronic Prescriptions feature.
“I like how we are able to remotely access the system from another site since we are only physically in the pharmacy 4 to 5 hours each week,” Kathryn Hostetter, pharmacist/manager at Hoke Pharmacy, said.