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5 Benefits of Medication Dispensing for Patients and Physicians

In recent years it has become more and more popular for medical practices to offer their patients in-office medication dispensing. This integration of automation and technology enables patients and physicians to reap many benefits – from convenience to reduced costs.

Today, DirectRx – prepackaged medication providers, will discuss 5 benefits of medicine dispensing solutions experienced by our clients and their patients. 

Improved patient compliance

Worldwide, 25-50% of patients don’t take their medications as recommended. Studies show that in the US alone, lack of sufficient adherence has been associated with 125,000 deaths, 10% of hospitalizations and costs up to US$289 billion, annually. The NCIB acknowledges that medication adherence is a complex issue, however, they explain that the negative impacts are entirely preventable. 

One of the suggested solutions includes increased access to medication. As prepackaged medication providers, we offer a service that allows the patients to fill their prescriptions before leaving the doctor’s office! 

Provides much-needed convenience for the patient

In-office medication dispensing, most importantly, gives patients a convenient service offering. As they leave the doctor’s office, they are provided with everything that they need vs. having to make an extra trip to pick their medication elsewhere. The extra hassle, travel and time costs are often something people cannot afford. 

At DirectRx we allow doctors to respond to the needs of patients who require their medications urgently, or the patients who struggle with travel. These include patients with acute infections like pyelonephritis or otitis media.

Minimized medication errors

There are 6 main types of medication errors that can occur:

  • Prescribing faults
  • Prescription errors
  • Transcription errors
  • Dispensing errors
  • Administration errors
  • ‘Across settings’ errors

These errors mostly arise as a result of failure to detect the error, or because of the huge mass of medications and prescriptions pharmacies have to deal with. Point-of-care dispensing allows medical practices to avoid these errors.

In-office medicine dispensing involves electronic record-keeping, deals with fewer prescriptions, and the staff become familiar with long-term patients. Therefore, prescriptions and medications are correctly assigned, there is a reduced likelihood of mixing up prescriptions and increased possibility of error detection.

Automation Technology reduces the administrative burden

In-office medication dispensing from DirectRx comes with much more than just prepackaged medication. We also provide our clients with an electronic inventory system, and we train your staff to use the system to its full potential. So, these mundane, time-consuming administrative tasks no longer need to burden your excellent staff.

Our services offer several automation options, including:

  • Point of care automation solutions
  • Central pharmacy automation solutions
  • Preparation and packaging automation solutions
  • Ordering and receiving automation solutions
  • Bar-code medication dispensing

Electronic health records stay up-to-date

When a patient’s entire treatment journey takes place under one roof, the electronic system of record-keeping is simple and straightforward. Physicians can rely on this accurate, real-time documentation to improve patient care. 

Having up-to-date records allows doctors to coordinate with other aspects of the patient’s treatment and track their total healthcare history and costs. The latter is particularly useful in value-based reimbursement models.

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About our Point of Care Dispensing!

Are you looking to automate your inventory? Do you need a more efficient way of keeping your patient’s records up to date? Is your patients’ access to medication and prescriptions compliance your concern? Direct Rx in-office pharmaceutical dispensing solutions and insurance/work comp billing can help you face those concerns.

With our management team that possesses a combined 50+ years of commitment to quality, service and overall satisfaction we are one of the best options for pre-packed medications. Our cost-effective products and solutions will not only increase your revenue but also expand your offerings. You will be able to give your patients all the services they provide, under one roof! 

To learn more about how we can boost your revenues, efficiency, and accuracy, contact us using one of the below:

  • Call our office at 678-619-5510
  • Fax us at 866-330-6689
  • Visit our office: 94 Worldwide Drive Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • Send us an online inquiry


The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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