Importance of Cloud-Based Pharmacy Software

Could you use a team of IT pros?

Maybe some experts to optimize your servers, databases, and back-up services?

Every long-term care pharmacy could use some extra horsepower.

Pharmacies need to consider a hosted solution.

LTC pharmacies of any size will benefit from an experienced team of technology experts to maintain the health of your pharmacy systems, associated servers, databases, and backups.

We know this is not your core business, but technology is an absolute requirement in running a pharmacy. You either already have IT on staff or a contract with a third-party service provider – but it all comes at a cost.

Get out of hardware management.

The move to cloud-computing software places your pharmacy management system and associated data in the hands of seasoned IT experts, allowing you to be laser-focused on the business of pharmacy – your business.

57% of organizations are migrating more workloads to the cloud.1

With a web-based pharmacy management system, you achieve a scalable, protected end-to-end environment that eliminates hardware and:

  • Provides redundancy and ensures backup
  • Increases your cost savings
  • Improves the user experience

No longer constrained by physical server hardware, you create a scalable and virtually limitless environment.

Best part? The change is almost immediate.

Let’s dig into the details a bit.

  1. Save money by removing hardware and going hosted:

    Cloud computing is 40x more cost-effective compared to in-house IT systems for small to medium-sized businesses.2

    You not only reduce up-front purchase costs, but also avoid hardware upgrade and replacement costs over time. You eliminate internal resources or third-party contractors currently managing your environment, plus save money currently spent on back-up and disaster recovery services.

    Cloud services eliminate these additional costs and variables, improving your bottom line.

  2. Maintain productivity with dependable redundancy:

    Natural disasters or hardware failures can result in business interruption. With online pharmacy software, your system and database are hosted in the Microsoft® cloud-computing platform Azure® and managed by RedSail’s IT team.

    Your software and database are distributed to hosted servers across three separate physical locations, called zones. These zones are networked together and, if one goes down, you have failover to two others.

    Server failover allows a backup server to automatically take over if the primary server goes offline, giving you peace of mind with the business continuity your pharmacy needs.

  3. Build a flexible user experience for your team:

    Among other advantages of cloud computing is access to your pharmacy management system from any location, from any device. As pharmacies navigate a new era of remote and hybrid work environments, this flexibility can allow your business to explore new staffing models and retain skilled talent.

    Additionally, cloud pharmacy software is more easily serviceable. Upgrades, fixes, and new feature updates are fast, pushed seamlessly to all users without manual server updates.

    A healthier system directly results in a healthier working environment for you and your team.

  4. Make your business instantly scalable:

    In a cloud-based platform, adjusting CPU, memory, and processing power is dynamic, just like your business.

    Rather than permanently increasing infrastructure to handle peak times, the hosted model monitors your system, increasing processing power and storage dynamically, so you only pay for what you use. This dynamic scalability allows your business to instantly ramp up during high-volume periods, and then ramp down as needed.

    Don’t continue to pay for what you don’t use.

  5. Slice and dice your data for valuable business insight:

    Reporting and business insights are challenging with data living on various physical servers. With cloud-based pharmacy software, all data that flows through your system and associated programs is consolidated into an accessible, secure remote environment.

    From there you unlock complete flexibility. Use your data to produce prebuilt or custom reports that intelligently inform how to optimize your business.

    Scalable, easier to access, and always at your fingertips – your data is waiting and available to you.

    Go ahead, be a know-it-all about your business.

  6. Achieve cutting-edge security for your business:

    Microsoft Azure provides proven infrastructure security with advanced threat protection to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data.

    RedSail fortifies this with constant, in-depth monitoring of your environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Healthcare being even more stringent, Microsoft Azure maintains the HITRUST CSF certification, plus offers native support to remain compliant with data standards involving HIPAA and handling of PHI.

    Between Azure and RedSail, the security of your data is covered.


Cloud-based or hosted models are becoming a standard across most industries.

The entire goal of Axys’ modern, cloud-hosted model is to provide the advantages of stress-free scalability and security to every pharmacy.

Talk to us about cloud pharmacy.

Get more time to focus on your pharmacy operations and servicing customers.

For more information: Introduction to Azure Security



Sources:

1 Flexera™ 2022 State of Cloud Report
2 Multisoft Virtual Academy