With the advancement of technology and our ability to store it and to transmit it whenever and wherever we want has helped to improve a vast number of industries and businesses like never before. One of these areas is our healthcare system. With the introduction of a pharmacy management system, we are now able to ensure that people get the proper care and medications that they need.
What data is collected
When developing a system the first thing that needs to be discussed is what information will be collected. If we collect specific information from everyone then the database will be viable and valuable. If we don’t collect this information or if we collect information that really isn’t useful, then the data will both be as useful. Prioritizing this information is also vital as well. The most information should be asked first and stored in a way that it can be reviewed quickly.
After we collect our data we need to make sure that it is accurate. We can collect all the information in the world, but if it isn’t accurate then it is worthless. This is why it is important that fields and data be prepopulated in a simple way that we can select it from a dropdown menu or from a checklist. This way spelling and other information can be entered in correctly and it all matches up.
Ease of use
Systems can become very complicated depending on the amount of data that is collected and what that data is needed for. When designing these systems, you want to make sure that the interface is easy to use, flows in a positive manner and is stored accurately. If we have clunky systems that are hard to use, information can be lost or entered into inaccurately then the entire system will fail and other consequences will arise.