Go Paperless

Go Paperless

Paperless – Good For You.

Good For Your Patients.

Good For the Environment.

We have been working directly with Executive Directors and Boards of Pharmacies to advocate for a digital alternative to traditional methods of prescription information. In 43 states, pharmacies can now offer a paperless alternative to the traditional leaflets given with every prescription. See below to see if your state is on the list.

 

 

AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI **, MN, MO, MS **, ND, NH, NJ *, NM, NV, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA *, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT **, VA, WA, WI, WV.
Although the Board of Pharmacy has not issued written approval, current state regulations do not require medication information to be provided to patients on paper.
** Although the Board of Pharmacy has not issued written approval, current state regulations do not require medication information to be provided to patients on paper when prescriptions are picked-up in the pharmacy. However, regulations do require that medication information must be provided to the patient on paper when the patient does not receive the prescription at the pharmacy (such as by delivery) or where communication barriers prohibit oral communication

What are the potential savings?

Assuming your pharmacy buys in bulk, considered as being 40 reams (200K sheets) at a time, one sheet of paper costs the pharmacy $0.01 and the average prescription prints three sheets of written information. And, let’s say the average toner will cost $150 per 25K sheets of paper. We’ll include in parenthesis your cost if you don’t buy your paper in bulk.
Here’s two examples:
Pharmacy Location #1
  • Total number of prescriptions per day: 100
  • Cost of paper per year: $1,095 ($4,380)
  • Cost of toner per year: $657
  • Total: $1,752 ($5,037)
Pharmacy Location #2
  • Total number of prescriptions per day: 400
  • Cost of paper per year: $4,380 ($17,520)
  • Cost of toner per year: $2,628
  • Total: $7,008 ($20,148)

If you have any questions or you’re ready to get started, send us an email to hello@vucahealth.com