Saturday, December 24, 2011

RNA - Helix Pharmacy System

As the original developer of long term care pharmacy management software for independent institutional pharmacies, RNA continues working toward the future and leading the industry in innovative technology. The Helix Pharmacy System provides a complete pharmacy solution for your closed door or combo pharmacy. Helix has full capabilities for e-Prescribing, billing, reporting, medical records, efficient prescription processing in the pharmacy as well as at the facility, workflow management, document management, and inventory control.

Pharmacy management software from RNA helps you attract and keep facility customers by improving the efficiencies and value-added services of your independent pharmacy.  The Helix Pharmacy System equips you to fill orders accurately and timely, while obtaining assurance of payment before dispatching medicines and supplies to your customer facilities. In addition, you can offer value-added in-facility services such as barcode scan reordering, web portal communications, remote dispensing machines and medical records management.

As the original developer of long term care pharmacy management software for independent institutional pharmacies, RNA continues working toward the future, leading the industry in innovative technology, easy installation, personalized training, ease of use and 24/7 no-hassle customer support. Built for Microsoft Windows, the Helix Pharmacy System provides a complete pharmacy solution from e-prescribing, to prescription processing, to workflow management, to inventory control, to integrated accounts receivable, to billing and reporting, to value-added services.

Best of all, because of its flexible design, the Helix Pharmacy System adjusts to the technology needs and comfort level of you and your customers.

Customer Service: (800) 860-4092

Saturday, January 1, 2011

McKesson Pharmacy Management Software and Services - EnterpriseRx

EnterpriseRx, a real-time, next-generation pharmacy software system, was built entirely from the ground up using the latest technology standards to give pharmacies flexibility, control and scalability while reducing costs and advancing patient safety.

Designed as fully integrated Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, the HIPAA-compliant EnterpriseRx centralizes data and reporting and leverages a sophisticated workflow system that empowers pharmacies to meet demands while enhancing profitability and efficiency.

EnterpriseRx has the scalability and infrastructure to manage 70 prescriptions per second and more than 1 billion transactions in a single, centralized database, meeting the current and future needs of health system pharmacies regardless of size, business model or plans for growth.
The pharmacy management system:
  • Emphasizes patient care. EnterpriseRx dramatically increases accuracy, improves patient satisfaction with fewer delays and centralized patient data, and frees pharmacists from manual tasks so they can focus on valuable clinical consultations with customers.
  • Advances manageability. Premium features such as automated workload balancing, central fill, and advanced pharmacy workflow capabilities along with inventory and database management automate administrative tasks to save time and increase efficiency.
  • Increases profitability. Highly automated, scalable workflow reduces overall per-prescription fill costs, allows pharmacies to increase script volume without adding more staff, while reducing IT requirements for lower costs.
  • Increases efficiency. Pharmacies can publish critical data in real time and minimize errors and delays with electronic physician messaging and integrated HL7 technology.
Website:  McKesson EnterpriseRx

Friday, December 31, 2010

HCC Visual Pharmacy® for Windows

HCC offers the following services through its business partner, Freedom Data Services (FDS): Internet claims processing with customizable claim reviews & edits; cash market share & evoucher programs; patient education and compliance programs; DME claims processing; credit, debit and gift card processing; data warehousing: and third party & DME reconciliation services. FDS is a value added business partner that enhances the profitability of the independent pharmacist.

HCC has certified the following pharmacy software applications through FDS to provide electronic prescription messaging through Surescripts: RX-1, Synercom, Alpha-PC and Visual Pharmacy.

Visual Pharmacy for Windows

Pure Windows Functionality

Visual Pharmacy® for Windows represents the accumulation of fifteen years of experience in pharmacy dispensing system design. Written for the Windows XP Pro/2000 environment, Visual Pharmacy has been designed to maximize the advantage of a graphical interface.

Visual Pharmacy's information is organized and displayed in small groups so that users are not overwhelmed. At the same time, users have quick access to all the information necessary to safely and efficiently fill a prescription.

In every instance, care has been taken to make Visual Pharmacy as intuitive as possible. Since many processes have been automated for the user, the pharmacist can concentrate more on the patient and the medications they are taking.


  • Standard Windows GUI interface with mouse or keyboard data entry
  • Quick, user-configurable, and streamlined prescription fill process
  • Night Series reporting and file maintenance
Visual Pharmacy for Windows interfaces with its optional companion, Visual POS Point of Sale system, as well as with EZ-Sign Signature Capture system and an inventory control system.

Prescription Processing

  • Multitasking - Process multiple prescriptions simultaneously in multiple windows.
  • Refills - Refill multiple prescriptions at patient's profile with just a few keystrokes or mouse clicks. Set up refill control for individual state requirements. Do phone-in prescription prefills during slow periods in the day. Display drug image.
  • Transfers - Perform automated prescription transfers.
  • Drug Utilization Review - Screen prescriptions against the patient's file for duplicate prescriptions, drug-disease, drug-drug, alcohol-drug, food-drug interactions conflicts, allergies, and patient compliance based on timeliness of refills and on-site and off-site medications for customers and nursing home patients. Display drug image.
  • Compounding - Compound at the ingredient level.
  • Efficient Function - Link SIG codes and free text links to quickly produce detailed directions. Write unlimited notes for patients, doctors, drugs, and prescriptions.
  • Multi-Lingual Counseling - Provide English and Spanish patient counseling and monographs and write user-definable Spanish SIGs.

Third Party Support

  • Electronic Billing - Multiple plans per patient and remittance reconciliation
  • Internet Claims - Fast background claims submission with four-second response time and electronic claim holds for online batch transmission
  • DME Claims - Use FDS' EZ-DME to submit DME claims just like drug claims.


  • Integrated Voice Response - VoiceTech
  • Signature Capture - HCC's EZ-Sign
  • Automated Dispensing - AutoMed, Baker, Medicine On Time, Parata, and ScriptPro

Additional Features

  • Electronic drug updates
  • Master drug file with display of in-stock drugs
  • Full interactive Accounts Receivable
  • Price quotes on drugs
  • Equivalent prescriptions price history
  • Price Modeler to customize price strategies down to the patient level
  • Price quotes for drugs

Thursday, December 30, 2010

HBS Health Business Systems, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, HBS’ products and services have been providing pharmacy environments with state-of-the-art solutions to help run your business efficiently, while maximizing your bottom line.  As a leading pharmacy software and services provider, our systems have been designed to provide a comprehensive, efficient, and flexible long-term solutions designed to serve all pharmacy environments.

The HBS Pharmacy Management System is a highly flexible, easy-to-use application that’s been continually enhanced and customized to manage your operation efficiently and without disruption.  Specifically designed to meet your growing business needs, HBS offers a variety of solutions to assist you in maintaining a competitive edge in your pharmacy environment.

HBS offers a variety of customized solutions specifically designed to meet your business needs. We start with a solid foundation—the HBS Pharmacy Management System. For nearly 30 years, this highly flexible, easy-to-use system has been carefully designed and is continually enhanced to enable you to dispense prescriptions and process claims without disruption.

Our pharmacy suite includes features designed to enhance the productivity of any pharmacy operation. The following list describes many of our more popular solutions. If what you are interested in is not included in this list, you require something unique, or you need custom programming, HBS operates under the premise that functionality, customization, and integrated solutions are key factors to the success of your pharmacy. In many cases, HBS has the right functionality or solution already available for your pharmacy environment.
  • Signature Capture: Track every signature electronically for each prescription. Our integrated electronic signature capture solution supports both table-top and handheld wireless signature capture devices and is compliant with 3rd party log and HIPPA privacy requirements, simplifying third-party audits.
  • Prescription Scanning (document imaging): Access any written prescription image in seconds. HBS supports the scanning of prescription images, indexing the images for filling purposes and maintaining the image with the prescription to provide for “paperless filing.”
  • E-Prescribing: Receive new and refill prescriptions directly from a doctor. Our certified SureScripts system enable your pharmacy to receive prescriptions directly into your pharmacy system for review, and complete the dispensing process with just a few keystrokes.
  • Inventory Management: Maintain perpetual inventories, return to stock, and interface with any wholesaler. HBS supports electronic ordering to wholesalers using an X.12 communication to maintain a perpetual inventory system that allows for the establishment of reorder points and reorder quantities on a drug-item-by-drug-item basis.
  • Bar Code and UPC Scanning: Scan bar codes instead of typing for improved accuracy and speed. From patient prescription order “in” to final prescription “out,” HBS supports bar code scanning throughout the system for retrieval of refill information, completing screen information for the dispensed product, verification of the dispensed product, quality assurance checking, and Point-of-Sale (POS) scanning that activates the signature pad for patient signature acquisition.
  • Workflow Management: Expedite accurate prescription filling. The HBS Workflow system provides efficient and productive prescription processing with quality control. HBS has workflow integrated into the design, allowing for seamless interfacing with IVR, Automation, and POS systems. One user can fill a prescription quickly and efficiently, or the process can be divided among several users at different workstations utilizing the workflow queues to exchange prescription information.
  • Integrated Voice Response (IVR) System: Increase pharmacy workflow and productivity when the lights are off. Offer your customers convenient, 24-hour access to your pharmacy by accepting incoming telephone and internet requests, and enable your pharmacy staff to spend more time serving customers in the store, increasing store revenue and value.
  • Pill imaging: Prevent incorrect dispensing of medications with pill imaging. Pill images can be used during quality assurance checking to insure that the correct pill will be displayed and compared with the bottle contents to prevent incorrect drug dispensing.
  • Point-of-Sale (POS): Combine all of a customer’s purchases into a single transaction for improved speed and efficiency. While HBS interfaces with many industry leading POS systems, HBS also offers its own POS system to provide a complete "Host-to-Post" scanning solution, which means comprehensive control over prescription movement and walk-out prevention.
  • Drug Maintenance Updates: Receive updates over the internet daily — not weekly. AWP updates, NDC changes, and information about new drugs are available on a daily basis and distributed over the Internet to our clients.
  • Dr. Fax: Send refill reminders to the prescriber automatically. Our Dr. Fax Module allows the system to fax refill request authorization forms directly to the doctor's office, enabling the pharmacist or the technician to stay at their terminal to continue filling prescriptions and helping patients.
  • Long-Term Care Functionality: Serve nursing homes and facilities with minimal impact on your normal daily operations. HBS provides one of the strongest Institutional software packages available in the marketplace. It’s integrated with our core application, enabling our retail and “closed-door” institutional pharmacy customers to service tens of thousands of beds, at hundreds of facilities from a single location. 
  • Reporting Packages: Create useful reports with fewer keystrokes. Our system provides an extensive library of standard reports that provides you with multiple sort options for each report, including all detailed information or simply a totals page. If you need assistance with a specific report, our customer support staff is available to help.
  • Automation:  Dispense prescriptions with minimum handling. Our system has the capability of interfacing with a wide range of systems including (but not limited to) Automed, Parata, McKesson, Baker Cells/Pharmacy 2000 System, ScriptPro, Pacmed, PharmAssist, and Pyxis.
  • Customer Support: Get the help that you want when you most need it. HBS' software and hardware support representatives are available on Monday to Friday from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET and Saturday from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. ET. On-call after hour emergency support until 10 P.M. ET on weekdays and Saturdays; Sunday from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

RX-30 - Transaction Data Systems


Transaction Data Systems (TDS) was founded in January, 1977. Although the original focus was high end data communications software to the Airline reservation industry and Automated Teller Systems, TDS quickly found it’s calling in the Pharmacy software dispensing market. In 1980, a local Florida pharmacy was looking to automate their daily processing activities… and Rx30 was born!

For the past 28 years, Rx30 has been dedicated solely to the success of Independent Pharmacy. Today…Rx30 is proud to claim over 2700 pharmacies that utilize our software for their prescription filling/management needs. With systems in all 50 states, ranging from Alaska to Hawaii and down to the Virgin Islands – Rx30 is an unquestioned leader in Independent Pharmacy Management Software. There’s never been a better time to join the Rx30 family!!

Prescription Processing Highlights

Prescription processing is the heart of Rx30’s Pharmacy Management Software. Rx30’s tremendous growth over the past several years is attributed to a well coordinated blend of independent pharmacist input and unparalleled programming expertise. Having the concept of how it should ideally function is important, but also making it smoothly operate in the reality of a hectic work environment - is critical to your needs. Rx30 has created a proven, successful balance of coordinating Pharmacist expertise with programming know-how to create a Pharmacy Management System that is extremely efficient, powerful, user-friendly, and yet extremely adaptable to the continual change in market demands! You’ll simply love how Rx30 functions in your pharmacy!!

Rx30’s Pharmacy Management System contains all of the complex tools required of today’s pharmacist. From refilling prescriptions in seconds, to being alerted and guided through drug interactions, duplicate therapies and allergies, or giving you the ability to scan in the hard copy prescription, track workflow, instantly find Dr. NPI/DEA information, print built-in Medication Guides, view internal Facts & Comparisons, reconcile EOB’s electronically, send outbound compliance emails, adjudicate claims in 1-3 seconds, and in the very near future – receive Dr. faxes into Rx30 as internal images! It’s not hard to see that this in not your ordinary Pharmacy Management System!!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cold & Flu Prevention and Treatment

Cold & Flu Prevention And Treatment

In any given day, you are exposing yourself to a multitude of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungus as you interface with other people in the workplace, at school, through public transportation, and even with other family members. This is simply a natural part of living in the world, to which a healthy body can easily adjust and compensate.


Because the cold and flu virus is passed around from person to person the only way to really prevent them totally is to become a hermit. The more people that you come into contact with the better your chances are of catching the virus. If there is a lot of cold and flu sickness going around here are some ways you can help reduce your chances of catching them:

  • Flu Shots

    Get a flu shot every year. Your family doctor will give you more information about flu shots such as when to get them and if he/she recommends for you to get it.

  • Getting Your Rest

    One of the overlooked reasons for catching a flu or cold is the lack of rest and sleep. Inadequate rest and sleep can cause the breakdown of your immune system making you more vulnerable to the cold and flu viruses.

  • Washing Your Hands

    Washing your hands on a regular basis will help out alot. This is because most of the time you catch the virus by touching someone that has it and then rubbing your eyes, nose, or mouth. You can also catch the virus if someone near you who has is it sneezes or coughs and you breathe it in... not really much you can do about that.

  • Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes

    Keeping warm and avoiding sudden temperature changes such as being in a warm home and going into the cold outdoors will help prevent the virus. Always wear warm clothing when moving from a warm place to a cold place as this will increase your resistance to these viruses.

  • Quit Smoking

    If you smoke then quit. Smokers aren't more vulnerable, but when they catch a cold or flu virus the symptoms are much worse than they are non-smokers. Kicking the habbit is not easy but will be well worth it when it comes to your health. There are many products that can assist you in breaking the habit such as Stop-It Smoking Kit and products like Smokeshield that can protect your lungs from smoke and other pollutants.

  • Keep Your Immune Systems Strong

    Keeping a strong immune system is very important to preventing the cold and flu virus. Your immune system is what fights off the viruses and keep you healthy and feeling good.

  • Being Prepared

    One of the best defenses against the cold and flu is to be prepared for it in the even that you or a family member catches it. Having cold and flu treatment products in your home ahead of time is much better than rushing out to the 24 hour convenience store at 3 a.m. trying to find something to comfort yourself or a family member.

  • Treatment

    Just because there is no guarantee that you will not catch a cold or flu virus, that doesn't mean that you can't treat it. Here are some treatments that you can use to make someone with the virus more comfortable:

  • Rest in bed and stay warm. Avoid any physical exertion as much as possible.  

  • Drink plenty of fluids such as water, juice, and clear soups. Stay away from alcoholic beverages.

  • Take plenty of Vitamin C.

  • If you are a smoker then avoid smoking and the smoke from other people.

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