Minfos has introduced a new feature in its dispense workflow, enabling pharmacists to efficiently dispense from a patient’s Active Script List (ASL), which is now available to all Minfos customers.
The updated workflow allows pharmacists to use Minfos to:
- Register a patient for ASL.
- Gain a patient’s consent to access their ASL, either on a temporary or ongoing basis.
- View scripts stored in a patient’s ASL.
- Dispense single or multiple scripts from the patient’s ASL.
- Update the remaining repeats against the patient’s ASL.
Whatever script type a patient brings to the pharmacy – paper, e-script token or e-scripts stored in their ASL – pharmacists will be able to use Minfos to dispense immediately or to electronically queue the script.
This streamlined approach will reportedly help reduce the learning curve for pharmacists. It will also make it easier for pharmacies to adapt their dispensary workflow to incorporate electronic scripts as it becomes more commonplace in time.
“ASL is particularly important to patients who have a chronic illness and are being prescribed multiple medications,” says Symbion General Manager for Pharmacy Technology, Andrew Hall.
“We expect that, over time, more and more patients will adopt ASL and it’s important that pharmacists using Minfos can seamlessly dispense scripts, no matter which prescribing method a patient prefers.”
Mr Hall says that “this standardised approach will help improve dispensary efficiency and help pharmacists make better clinical decisions”.
Pharmacist Carina Marais from Eli Pharmacy in Queensland, one of Minfos’ ASL pilot sites, says that having the ability to dispense from ASL will be important as more patients realise the benefits of this evolution in prescription management.
“In my experience, most patients have been very eager to sign up for an ASL once they understand the benefits.
“ASL will make life so much easier, and I hope more prescribers and patients will jump on board,” says Ms Marais.
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