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Pharmacists have their say on high tech medicines system

Pharmacists are split on the benefits of the new electronic ordering system for high tech medicines, according to an industry poll. The survey, run by PharmaBuddy, asked pharmacists if they believed the High Tech Ordering and Management System would streamline the ordering and supply of high tech medicines. More than 120 pharmacists responded to the survey, with just under 46% answering “no”, while 38% answered “yes.” The remaining 16% of participants were unsure.

The High Tech Ordering and Management System went live in March. The HSE has said the system will “streamline administration” of the scheme and provide “enhanced visibility of stock management and spending.” Online resource PharmaBuddy hosts a private forum where pharmacists can discuss industry-related topics, raise professional concerns and access educational resources.

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