Kerr Drug completes chainwide implementation of PDX pharmacy system

Automation complements mobile-pharmacy system, CEO says

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has rolled out the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System chainwide, the retail pharmacy chain said.

Kerr said the system would help it focus on "the future of pharmacy," with increased prescription volume and higher patient care requirements.

"We are really investing heavily in our infrastructure," Kerr Drug VP and CIO Joey Dorsett said. "As a regional chain, it hasn't always been possible to be the first adopters of all the innovative technologies, but it is non-negotiable that we provide pharmacy services with the best of the best. With PDX, we are able to deliver cutting-edge solutions that improve patients' lives through better technology."

The PDX system features integrated, centralized pharmacy records, improves work processes and efficiencies and helps to lower labor costs through separation of tasks by the pharmacists and technicians, Kerr said.

The company said the completion of the PDX platform alsowould complement its mobile pharmacy system, allowing smartphone users to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders and retrieve their prescription history via mobile.

"Kerr delivers cutting-edge solutions to improve our patients' health and make their lives easier," Kerr president and CEO Tony Civello said. "The mobile option allows patients to convert their phones into medical wallets … to access a wide range of our pharmacy services."

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