The importance and uses of computer technology in pharmacy
Using technology in pharmacy is very useful for the pharmaceutical profession , It improves the pharmacists work , It gives them more time to help the customers , Using the computers reduce the time , expenditure and the manpower required for any kind of work , The research will be long-lasting and expensive without using the computers .
Using the computers are useful for the patient profile monitoring , the drug interactions , the medication , the database management , the material management , the drug information services , the patient counseling , billing and purchasing .
The bar codes on the bottles and the containers allow the pharmacies to record the drugs and the compounds which they have on hand and the quantities of them , they help to confirm that the right product has been delivered , stored , retrieved and dispensed to the customers .
The pharmaceutical companies developed the drug information database system to manage the various information generated during the development of the new products and after launch of the products , So , they provide safety and quality of drugs to the medical professionals and finally to the patients .
The computers can help run the business operations efficiently , They make it easier to handle the routine business tasks such as recording , tracking and paying the vendor bills .
The computers can improve the patient safety , they help to provide high quality care , and they help the patients make the most of their medicines as they provide the tools for monitoring the efficacy and safety of medicines in use .
The computer is very useful for the pharmaceutical industry , As it is very useful for the drug design , the crude drug identification , the drug information , storage and retrieval , the bulk drug and the pharmaceutical manufacture .
The computers are useful for the hospital and clinical pharmacy , the pharmaceutical analysis , and the diagnosis and the data analysis , They can store the patient records , and they facilitate the electronic prescribing .
The computers provide the prices for the medications as possible substitutes automatically updates the prices , the scans prices from the bar codes .
The computers are useful for locating the items by various means ( the brand name , the product code , the category , the generic name , the supplier , etc ) , they give updates of prices and other product information .