Leading provider of solutions and services to the South African retail pharmacy industry, UCS Technology Services (UCS TS), announced the launch of Helix-Rx, a core component of their mobile application suite, Helix, to the market.

Helix provides cloud-based solutions that offer access to information for patients, pharmacists and doctors.

The Helix-Rx application will provide pharmacies with a digital healthcare platform for the management and storage of scripts.

Currently, pharmacies provide a printed dispensing document for all patients to sign off.  This displays the medicine provided, their medical aid details, whether a levy is due and other pertinent information. Once a pharmacist concludes the sale, they file the signed document for their records and provide the patient with a copy.

Helix-Rx produces a digital copy of the computer generated copy script at the dispensary, allowing digital patient sign-off and enabling save, recall and distribution of saved documents. Signed scripts are extracted from the UCS TS Helix cloud solution for medical aid audits and sharing of information. The app allows patients to receive an electronic copy for retention or submission to their medical aid for reimbursement.

Helix-Rx is the first application in the Helix suite of products released to market. The company says future Helix application releases will include offerings that address areas such as chronic repeat management, patient engagement platform and patient mobility application.

“The Helix application suite consists of simple modular solutions to manage digital dispensing, doctor script verification, document management, chronic medication management, and also offers a digital marketing platform to unlock advertising revenue for the pharmacy,” said Pharmacy Executive at UCS TS, Christiaan Stavast.

“We believe the Helix application suite will provide a win-win for both the pharmacist and the patient,” concluded Stavast.

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