DocuScripts is an automated medication ordering, processing and fulfillment solution for Hospitals. It utilizes an easy-to-use scanning device that allows caregivers to conveniently send physician’s orders, with proper priority (STAT, PRIORITY, NORMAL), directly to the pharmacy with the touch of a button. DocuScripts client stations provide the pharmacists instant access to pharmacy orders and allows the caregivers to track the order progress until the medications are dispensed. This technology has created a more professional environment in the Pharmacy by reducing the number of phone calls from the nursing stations. It also allows better communication between the nursing staff and the pharmacy staff and ultimately improves patient care. The DocuScripts Status Board allows the pharmacists and the nurses to see that the orders have been delivered to the pharmacy and it allows the pharmacists to process orders more efficiently based on status. The pharmacists can use instant messaging to communicate quickly and efficiently to the nursing stations if information is missing from the original order. Each order is archived electronically which makes for efficient retrieval of previous orders. DocuScripts is completely secure and new pharmacies and nursing stations are easily added to the system. Each new nursing location will also be added to a workflow queue which allows multiple pharmacies to process orders efficiently from locations close to the nursing stations. DocuScripts helps hospitals drive down the cost of health care and improve patient care because prescriptions are handled more efficiently with fewer errors.
Here are some questions to think about:
- Do the physicians in your facility prescribe medication orders on paper?
- Is your pharmacy open 24 hours a day?
- How do your paper orders get to the pharmacy?
- How does your pharmacy communicate order deficiencies?
- Do the nurses on the floors have a status board showing the status of the orders?