Pharmacies Increase Use of ScriptCenter During COVID-19 Response
In the last week, Asteres has seen a 33% increase in prescription pickups from ScriptCenter in response to COVID-19. ScriptCenter has been instrumental in helping pharmacies with their social distancing initiatives, allowing patients a contactless solution to pick up and pay for their prescriptions away from the pharmacy.
News and Updates
South Carolina Issues Executive Order for ScriptCenter Use
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issues temporary Executive Order to allow for the expanded use of ScriptCenter, automated prescription pickup. Explicitly stating that the “Board finds that the use of automated pickup kiosks will reduce face-to-face contact between the members of the public and pharmacy personnel and will aid in social distancing.” Learn more.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, state boards of pharmacy are determining that strict compliance with certain dispensing laws could prevent, hinder, or delay the delivery of pharmaceutical services. With respect to automated storage and delivery systems, boards are recognizing the utility of these systems to expand access to pharmacy services, while reducing face-to-face contact between the public and pharmacy personnel and promoting social distancing.” Learn more.
Maintain Quality of Care While Minimizing COVID-19 Risk
Following the current CDC and WHO recommendations, pharmacies can maintain quality care and provide appropriate social distancing by using ScriptCenter to:
- Create a centralized and secure pickup location
- Allow pharmacists to engage with their patients via telehealth
- Streamline prescription pickup and payment process to minimize person-to-person contact
For best practices on cleaning your ScriptCenter click here.