When metrics are generated by Reports Director, each user has the option of viewing finished reports in spread sheets or graphic formats that are easy to understand and read. Reports can range from a simple comparison of weekly inventory levels across the organization, to more complex marketing reports such as those determining the percentage of patients in a specific geographic location following similar medication regimens. In addition to the custom report design tool, Reports Director includes pre-defined report templates and a scheduling tool that enables specific reports to be automatically generated at regular intervals.
Holly Lewis, vice president of product management, McKesson Pharmacy Systems said, Evaluations from pharmacists who participated in the beta phase of this product’s development stated that Reports Director is a solution that serves more than just the pharmacy team. Pharmacists were particularly enthused about the ability to create customized reports in EnterpriseRx and to set up a schedule to send requested information direct to directors, finance managers and supply management teams without compromising their patient responsibilities.
While many of the reports produced support business improvement, Reports Director is also capable of providing information that directly improves patient care. Pharmacies can use the tool to identify patients with certain medical conditions so that they can begin offering specialized counseling for specific conditions or conduct health fairs targeting patients with related illnesses or life circumstances. Pharmacies can even query for patients who are taking certain medications and provide cognitive services, suggest supplemental treatments or lower cost alternatives. Reports Director can also make drug recalls, third party audits and state or DEA audits simpler by generating data required at the click of a button.
“Reports Director generates reports using data from EnterpriseRx that is housed outside of the production server,” Burns said. “This ensures that users can have immediate access to data at anytime without impairing the responsiveness of EnterpriseRx at the store-level.”
Reports Director is part of EnterpriseRx Release 2.3 that became generally available in July 2010. This release includes further enhancements to the overall system and upgrades that align with McKesson’s newest data hosting services.
About McKesson Pharmacy Systems
With over 35 years experience, McKesson Pharmacy Systems, a division of McKesson Corporation, offers a host of integrated pharmacy software solutions, which are intuitively constructed and tailored for the health care industry. We provide thousands of pharmacy management systems to independent, chain, hospital, clinic, and long-term care pharmacies in all 50 states. To find out more information about McKesson Pharmacy Systems complete portfolio of products and services please contact us at www.pharmacysystems.mckesson.com or contact the individual named above.
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