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There is an inevitability that the requirements for cost management in NHS Hospital Trusts and providing information to Primary Care Organisations (and other external organisations e.g. Healthcare at home) will increase for pharmacy over the coming years.
Medicine stock is the 2nd largest expenditure budget in a hospital after staff costs. Add to this the cost of the many man-hours spent managing and auditing medicines across an NHS Trust and the value of high quality reporting quickly escalates. One of the key issues that hospitals face in this area is the complex nature of collecting and analysing medicines information. For most Trusts, the detailed analysis and interpretation - required before the information can be used to inform practice - takes both considerable time and clinical expertise.
So, while there are clear incentives to monitor and analyse medicines data, few hospitals would choose to divert clinical experts from front-line patient care to perform this time consuming yet critical work. These issues are easily overcome through the use of ReportPlus; an advanced reporting module which provides a rapid, easy to use view of medicines costs, usage and budgets for hospitals using JAC’s Pharmacy Management system.
Developed by JAC and Rx-Info, ReportPlus delivers detailed and graphical reports on medicine usage and costs for hospital pharmacies using the JAC system - providing pharmacy and finance departments with access to core clinical and financial reports via a simple interface. ReportPlus is a system that not only reduces the time to complete reporting tasks but also allows Finance departments to review fiscal data without Pharmacy’s intervention.
The module’s clinical and financial reports can be run to take into account the entire organisation or specified for a Hospital, Directorate or Cost Centre as required by the user. The time taken to generate the reports is dramatically reduced and the system allows staff with a basic computer knowledge and skills to produce the reports they require.
The information can be shared with other stake-holders who require drug usage information in both graphical or data table format via a number of export options including Microsoft Excel, pre-formatted printed reports and PDF. The electronic formats can also be emailed from within the module giving Trusts a quick and simple way to share the information.