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An Inventory Management Pilot Program

With generous support from the General Electric (GE) Foundation, Americares is excited to announce the launch of its Inventory Management Pilot Program, designed to improve pharmaceutical supply chain efficiencies within the safety net sector. 


Improving Supply Chain Efficiencies in the Safety Net: 
An Inventory Management Pilot Program for Free and Charitable Clinics 

The Americares Inventory Management Pilot Program aims to transform pharmaceutical inventorying and management for free and charitable clinics resulting in efficiencies, safer and more standardized dispensing, strengthened supply chain integrity and improved reporting to Americares without placing additional demands upon clinic partners. We are pleased to announce that the following clinics have been selected to join the program following a competitive online application process:

 

Clinic Name City State Program Start Date
Alabama Free Clinic Bay Minette AL May 2015
Christ Clinic Katy TX May 2015
Compassionate Care of Shelby County Sidney OH May 2015
Florida Waterman Hospital Community Health Clinic Eustis FL May 2015
Grace Medical Home Orlando FL May 2015
Leflore County Health Center Greenwood MS May 2015
Stehouwer Free Clinic Cadillac MI May 2015
Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head SC May 2015
Christian Health Center Camden AR Jan 2016
First Refuge Ministries Medical Clinic Denton TX Jan 2016
Open Arms Health Clinic Arlington TX Jan 2016
Refuge Clinic Lexington KY Jan 2016
Safe Harbor Free Clinic Stanwood WA Jan 2016
St. Mary's Dining Room Stockton CA Jan 2016
Volunteers in Medicine   St. Charles MO Jan 2016
Womens' Health Connections Palestine TX                              Jan 2016

 

Click on the map below to learn more about the above clinics:

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About the Program

Americares has partnered with Vecna Cares in the development of a fully customized pharmacy inventory software program designed specifically for free and charitable clinics. The software will enable the above clinics to manage in-clinic prescription dispensing as well as control the inventorying of their medications and health care supplies. The software will also offer standard pharmacy workflow options to improve protocols and procedures related to prescription dispensing. 

This new software will allow clinics to:

  • Generate real-time and operational reports on pharmaceutical data and pharmacy activity
  • Automatically flag expired medication
  • Track information such as lot and NDC numbers
  • Complete patient-based pharmacy visit reporting
  • Generate a list of patients that received recalled medication
  • Track drug dispensing related to specific disease states
  • Autofill received Americares product donations - no manual input!
  • Readily search for and input all donated and procured medicines

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Additional Program Benefits 

Benefits of the program include, but are not limited to, a  free two-year subscription to the inventory management module, training on the adoption and usage of the module via webinar, a tablet for clinics to keep to support the capture of inventory data within the pharmacy or dispensary, and $300 in gas cards per clinic to serve as staff and volunteer incentives.

 

 

Questions? Contact Yonnette Joseph, Senior Associate, U.S. Programs, at yjoseph@americares.org               or 203-658-9492