MISSION, Kan., September 10, 2020 / PRNewswire / – ScriptPro announces that it has been awarded a contract from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deploy ScriptPro inventory management software (SIM) to manage pharmacy inventory company-wide. ScriptPro has been at the forefront of developing and delivering operating systems for VA ambulatory pharmacies for over 20 years. According to the CEO of ScriptPro Mike Coughlin, “This experience gives us a clear understanding of the needs of VA pharmacies, and SIM is an example of our motivation and dedication to meeting those needs.”
As stated in contract award, “An inventory management system that incorporates industry best practices would allow pharmacy staff to manage inventory by aligning inventory with current mission, optimizing turnover rate. theoretical and minimizing the rates of shrinkage and deterioration leading to an efficient and effective use of the pharmacy budget.
It’s the culmination of an effort that began in 2008 when the United States Office of the Inspector General released an audit report calling for better management of VA drug stocks. ScriptPro responded by working with VA management and frontline staff to develop a government-ready inventory management solution that works within its SP Central robotics-enabled workflow platform which it claims the price, “is currently installed in over 90% of VA drugstores and the inventory management system, on which SIM is based, provides world-class inventory management functionality.” Coughlin explains, “ScriptPro adapted SIM from its commercial SP Central software that powers pharmacies in major hospitals in the United States and other countries. The adapted version has been tested for several years in nearly 50 VA pharmacies. “
According to Coughlin, “This is a great example of private industry and government working together to tailor and carefully test successful private sector solutions to meet the needs of government health systems. SIM also works well in other government sectors. ”
ABOUT SCRIPTPRO: ScriptPro provides a complete and integrated platform of robotic hardware and software systems to optimize retail and outpatient pharmacy operations, promote safe and efficient medication use, automate inventory management, enable telepharmacy and telecommunications with patients , and support clinical documentation and case management of specialty pharmacies. ScriptPro drives clients’ financial success with 340B and third-party payment and supplier management solutions. For more information, visit www.scriptpro.com.