medication distribution

Avoid Error and Increase Medication Distribution Accuracy

Pharmacists need software built for pharmacy.

A recent URAC Aggregate Summary Performance Report found that today, there are 2x more errors in medication distribution than dispensing—which leads to patients not getting their critical medications and being re-admitted to the hospital.

Dispensing software solutions have helped automate the workflow; however, distribution has been ignored.

What we know:

  • According to Health Industry Distributors Association, medication distribution continues to grow, exacerbated by the recent pandemic and 61% growth in the hospital-at-home movement due to an aging U.S. population.
  • According to IBISWorld, 60% of U.S. adults have at least one chronic disease and 40% have two or more.

Why generic software doesn’t work for pharmacy:

Specialty pharmacies have tried to solve the distribution problem using non-healthcare solutions. However, these fragmented solutions still cause critical distribution errors.… which lead to safety concerns, visibility gaps, payor contract and accreditation challenges, and out-of-control costs.

  • Not built for healthcare
  • Multiple systems/workflows
  • Limited choice on carrier
  • Separate or no courier option
  • No visibility, disparate communication
  • No control over cost optimization
  • No insights for improvement
  • Multiple, manual invoices

We provide a clinical Rx shipping solution for outpatient pharmacies.

Each specialty pharmacy workflow is complex and unique. With that in mind, we build a clinically-minded shipping, tracking and compliance solution specifically designed to modernize outbound pharmacy operations from start to finish. To learn more about how we can help, visit www.getvpl.com/pharmacy-solutions.

Download the full distribution accuracy infographic: Generics: Great for Drugs, Not for Software Infographic