Supervalu launches ARx pharmacy service

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. Supervalu Pharmacies today announced the launch of a new pharmacy management system, ARx, to help streamline pharmacy workflow and operations. According to the company, ARx employs new technologies such as prescription label imaging and thermal printing. The application also features process enhancements which include a fully integrated electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, module which provides a safer, more efficient method for prescription delivery.

“Supervalu Pharmacies is committed to the concept of empowering our pharmacy teams to provide convenient, personalized pharmacy care. By equipping our pharmacies with the innovative technologies included in ARx, we are providing our pharmacists with greater opportunity to apply their expertise as medication experts and develop creative solutions to common health conditions,” said Chris Dimos,  president of Supervalu Pharmacies.

Design and testing of the system prototype began in October 2004. Further testing and development in large volume pharmacies took place in 2006. Companywide implementation and “live” usage of the new system took place in phases, beginning in 2007.

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