Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield claims it has become the first pharmacy in the UK to go paperless, having switched to a completely cloud-based system.
Owner Khizer Qureshi says that in February he processed 16,000 prescriptions using Titan PMR, developed by Invatech Health. He says this has helped free up time for commissioned patient-facing services.
Invatech recently received a £900,000 Government-backed grant for the Titan operating system, bringing it to a total of £2.2m in innovation funding.
“We’ve been getting really busy recently,” Mr Qureshi said, “and without a PMR which could keep up, things were getting a bit chaotic, with prescriptions and paper filling up the shelves.
“Since we implemented Titan last year it’s changed completely. We’re still super busy but now we’re also super organised, free-flowing and with staff who are more engaged in the business.
“We’re totally fee of clutter and, in addition, I have options of how to spend my time, rather than taking six or seven hours a day checking pill boxes. I can develop my services – Medicine Use Reviews, the Covid clinic, giving flu vaccinations under no time pressure – as well as focusing on the financials and growing the business through improvements and efficiencies.”
Tariq Muhammad, CEO of Invatech Health, said: “It’s brilliant to see how Khizer has adopted Titan into his business and the fact that it’s created the UK’s first paperless pharmacy is a real triumph. We’re delighted, and I hope other pharmacists will take note and follow his example.
“Overall, we’re delighted with the progress that Titan has made, commercially and operationally, over the past two years. We have taken an idea and built something which is helping independent pharmacy businesses and large scale operators alike.