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QS/1 releases SharpRx pharmacy management software

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Company also earns Heartland EMV certification, debuts new logo

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — QS/1 this week launched SharpRx, which the company described as the next generation of pharmacy management software.

QS1 SharpRx pharmacy system

SharpRx brings touchscreen capability and an intuitive design and layout.

The pharmacy technology provider said SharpRx gives small chain and independent and pharmacies a more efficient way to fill prescriptions and bill third-party insurance, in turn enabling faster customer service. The software brings touchscreen capability, allowing pharmacists to quickly navigate through the system, and extensive reporting features built on SQL-database architecture.

“Pharmacists need to do everyday tasks as quickly as possible. SharpRx gives pharmacies the tools to immediately begin processing prescriptions faster than ever before,” stated Tammy Devine, president of QS/1.

QS/1 noted that pharmacists and technicians testing SharpRx were able to begin processing prescriptions before they received any training because of the system’s intuitive design and layout. “SharpRx has been designed with the pharmacist in mind,” Devine explained. “It utilizes the latest tools to quickly prepare pharmacies for the challenges thrown at them in the fast-paced pharmacy market.”

In addition, SharpRx works with current off-the-shelf equipment — such as printers, barcode readers and scanners — already installed in pharmacies, QS/1 said. The solution, too, includes an array of productivity tools, such as eligibility checking, prior authorization, price updates, PMP reporting, clinical updates with drug images and imprints, prescriber updates and remote backup.

Also this week, QS/1 announced it has received certification from Heartland Payment Systems to process EMV chip credit cards. QS/1 reported that this is one of the first integrated point-of-sale solutions with EMV security standards available to the small chain and independent pharmacy sector.

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QS/1’s new logo

The certification enables QS/1 customers using Heartland Payment Systems and QS/1-verified processing hardware to accept and authenticate the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip cards. QS/1 noted that with the transition to more secure chip cards, the financial liability has shifted to merchants not EMV-compliant in cases where a counterfeit chip card is used for a fraudulent transaction at a terminal that only accepts a card with a magnetic strip.

“The EMV chip cards are the next step in helping protect consumers from credit card fraud,” stated Sonny Anderson, QS/1’s vice president of systems and technology. “The certification from Heartland means our customers are protected from the liability shift included in the EMV standard.”

Earlier this month, QS/1 unveiled a new company logo and refreshed website. “The new logo enhances the one we have used since QS/1 first went into business,” Devine explained. “This new brand draws from the legacy and history of our decades in the business and signifies the huge growth and transformation that has been taking place at QS/1.”

Meanwhile, the revamped QS1.com brings a bright new look and improved navigation, along with industry news, product information and testimonials.

“Rebranding is not something a company does lightly,” Devine added. “With growth and new products on the horizon, we felt this was the perfect time to release a new look to reflect the direction of the company.”


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