A Pharmacy Computer System
Objective: Describing a model of evaluation seen from a customer’s point of view for the current needed pharmacy computer system. Data Sources: literature research, ATTOFARM, WINFARM P.N.S., NETFARM, Info World - PHARMACY MANAGER and HIPOCRATE FARMACIE. Study Selection: Five Pharmacy Computer Systems were selected due to their high rates of implementing at a national level. We used the new criteria recommended by EUROREC Institute in EHR that modifies the model of data exchanges between the EHR and the Pharmacy Computer Systems. Data Synthesis: We established after a literature research 27 technical evaluation criteria, 25 software module applications evaluation criteria using an evaluation scale, according points from 0 to 10. In the technical criteria there were included the security requirements mentioned in the ISO 18308 standards. The five models after evaluation present almost similar results, but neither of them include the requirements of CEN/TC 251, ISO/TC 215 and HL7 standards. Conclusion: The evaluated Pharmacy Computer Systems are insufficiently prepared for a Web application and a communication with EHR or a national integrated Health System. However, the evaluated applications are oriented over fulfilling the current administrative and managerial needs for single and multi-store chains.
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