A COURT in Hervey Bay, Qld has heard evidence of the theft of almost $21,000 worth of drugs by a 44-year-old pharmacist.
Jason Meiers pleaded guilty to theft of oxycodone and dextroamphetamine, after a probe initiated by other staff who noticed S8 items had been ordered from a wholesaler but not recorded in the controlled drug book.
Meiers has repaid the amount owed in full and was given an 18 month suspended sentence, reports the &raser Coast Chronicle. chasing doctors for scripts would become a thing of the past.
Rupke said rather than competing with existing pharmacy software, ScalaMed acts as the medium to get the correct information to pharmacists at the right time so they can provide high-quality healthcare to their customers.
“We are the railway tracks that move the prescription from the doctors to the consumer, and then from the consumer to the pharmacy of their choice.”
All of an individual’s scripts are stored in the blockchain and accessible via a single “digital inbox” they can access via an app.
The doctor adds prescriptions to the inbox and patients can forward them to pharmacists who securely retrieve the details and dispense the prescription.
“For the first time pharmacists will be able to see a complete picture of an individual’s medication history across providers and pharmacies,” he said, with the technology also providing extra checks against fraudulent scripts and doctorshopping.
The ScalaMed technology will be piloted in Australia starting from next month, with two NSW sites already confirmed & more to follow.