AUTOMATED PHARMACY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
An organization requires a system which is dedicated to facilitate and expedite the work process to increase efficiency and productivity of the organization. Tie existence of a good system, systematic and safe requires the management organization to oversee all information management effectively.
A system should be analyzed and designed to ensure future implementation of the system is easily understand by the end users. Automated Pharmacy Management System, a web-based or online pharmacy record system is equipped with the automated record features. It will remind the administrator (Pharmacist Officer) about the list of the drug that reached the minimum quantity and it also support reminder for prescription of drugs made for customers. The web based system which is implementing in web-based pharmacy record system is suitable to be used for rural clinic to keep records of drug and other business routines through an online system. For administrator page, admin can access all records related to drug stock and related information in the user equipment to store and update if there are any changes to be made.
1.1 Theoretical Background
Griffin, R. M. (October 2010). Pharmacy automation involves the mechanical processes of handling and distributing medications. Any pharmacy task may be involved, including counting small objects (e.g., tablets, capsules); measuring and mixing powders and liquids for compounding; tracking and updating customer information in databases (e.g., personally identifiable information (PII), medical history, drug interaction risk detection); and inventory management. This article focuses on the changes that have taken place in the local, or community Pharmacy since the 1960s.
Dispensing medications in a community pharmacy before the 1970s was a time-consuming operation. The pharmacist dispensed prescriptions in tablet or capsule form with a simple tray and spatula. Many new medications were developed by pharmaceutical manufacturers at an ever-increasing pace, and medications prices were rising steeply. A typical community pharmacist was working longer hours and often forced to hire staff to handle increased workloads which resulted in less time to focus on safety issues. These additional factors led to use of a machine to count medications.
The original electronic portable digital tablet counting technology was invented in Manchester, England between 1967 and 1970 by the brothers (John and Frank Kirby). It was a joint effort getting it to work in a saleable form. It was 3 years of very hard work.
A counting machine consistently counted medications accurately and quickly. This aspect of pharmacy automation was quickly adopted, and innovations emerged every decade to aid the pharmacy industry to deliver medications quickly, safely, and economically. Modern pharmacies have many new options to improve their workflow by using the new technology, and can choose intelligently from the many options available.