First you spend years of studying. It also costs you a fortune. Years ahead of you in repaying the study alone perhaps? Not everyone gets to qualify as a medical doctor or specialist. But the desire remains. Many students go on to become dedicated pharmacologists or retail pharmacists. There is one aspect of study not always given enough attention for the retail pharmacist. Whether he is setting up shop on his own or working for an established company, he has still got to know a thing or two on how to sustain a business successfully.
Orders have to be processed and received on time. Purchased orders all have to be paid for. The retail pharmacy cannot thrive on the dispensing of medicine alone. In order for the small business to be viable, other specialties and service offerings need to be stocked on shelves. There is, however, scope for development. There is further scope for development and sustainability once the small to medium-sized retail pharmacy businesses have installed their new pharamcy ivr systems, among others, as the case may be for the specific business or case handler.
These systems have software capable auditing checks and balances built in. It can be extended to third parties, in particular, the medical practitioner. The moment the general practitioner or specialist files his prescription on behalf of his patient, the retail pharmacy assistant receives it at his desktop. The prescription can be processed without delay. The waiting periods for patients are substantially reduced. A full chain of events can be kept on record in the extreme scenario that something should go wrong for the patient.
Such systems empower all stakeholders to be fully accountable for their actions. It also empowers them to be financially well.