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How technology can provide practical solutions for the busy pharmacist

Technology can provide practical solutions for the busy pharmacist. Automated temperature monitoring and record keeping can provide greater accuracy, whilst freeing up staff time. Tutela Monitoring Systems, part of Checkit UK Limited have a strong portfolio of products to support pharmacists with the correct storage of medicines and vaccines. Either through our temperature monitoring or via our work management application, that digitises checklists for work processes.

Remote automated monitoring 24/7 for pharmacy

Automated temperature monitoring provides a tried and trusted solution. Storage data is collected, saved and backed up continuously for you. With items being monitored 24/7/365.

With manual systems it’s not possible to determine how long the stock was exposed to the out of spec temperature. So, the only safe option is to bin the stock – an added, preventable cost. With an automated notification, you can take action to save the stock, in little to no time by: closing an open door, re-packing the fridge with proper circulation and space to allow the fridge to operate properly, or relocating.

Preventing loss of stock should be a high priority for pharmacy managers. It’s been estimated that £300m of stock is written off each year throughout the pharmacy healthcare provision. Examine your loss of stock in medicines for the last 12 months and you can see the savings possible from implementing an automated temperature monitoring system.

Digitising process checklists in a pharmacy setting

As well as temperature checks, good pharmacy management can be supported through digital checklists. Using cloud-based technology, you can look to move day to day tasks away from paper-based records. Digital real-time checklists can improve efficiency and consistency, freeing up staff to do their real job.

Today, businesses usually rely on digital systems for the data they need. But when it comes to guiding the actual work people do, most still rely on pen and paper. Meaning process adherence and compliance is patchy, with the records unreliable. Using technology to improve work management can bring efficiencies. Whether this be for routines around medicine management or for processes that ensure patient safety.

In conclusion

Automating through technology, whether that be monitoring temperature sensitive storage or people driven processes, means you can free up staff time, allowing them to focus on quality patient care.

At Tutela Monitoring Systems, part of Checkit UK limited, we assure healthy outcomes from the correct management of drugs, bloods and medicines.

3 key areas addressed with an automated temperature monitoring and data checklist service.

  • Free up Labour – there is no longer a requirement for front-line staff to conduct routine non added value activities, through paper driven records.
  • Preventing Loss of stock – 24/7/365 automated monitoring is a robust way to protect stock, often with a commercial value per fridge or freezer of over £50K on average.
  • Protecting Reputations – whether it’s your organisation or your GPhC inspection equipping front line staff with the tools for enhanced patient care is a worthwhile investment, that prevents reputational damage.

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More About Checkit

Tutela Monitoring Systems is part of Checkit UK Ltd.

Checkit’s real-time operations management software makes organisations smart, safe and efficient.  Our products use Internet of Things (“IoT”), mobile and cloud technologies to ensure our customers get the best out of their mobile teams, processes and buildings.  Checkit users operate in many sectors including retail, hospitality, healthcare, real estate management and manufacturing. Checkit is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with its operations centre in Fleet, UK and a sales and service office in California, USA. https://www.checkit.net

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