Note 
This article is intended for Minfos Beta stores only. It contains either new or updated functionality that is not generally available at this time. If you are not currently participating in the Minfos Beta Program please refer to Perform a Scan Check. 

Scan checking can take place at any time after a prescription has been saved and processed. It can be performed from either the Script Options menu at the end of dispensing or from the Pharmacist Check screen in dispense form, which can be opened at any time by clicking Rx Check F11.

1. Open the Pharmacist Check screen. If the Pharmacist Check is opened from the:

  • Script Options screen the dispense label that was scanned to populate the screen is highlighted by default.
  • Dispense Form (Rx Check F11), scan the barcode on the dispense label to populate the screen. The scanned item will be highlighted.

2. Scan the barcode on the product associated with the scanned dispense label.

3. If the scanned product correctly matches the dispensed product, the drug scan check status will update and display the Script drug scan successful icon.

4. Scan the next dispense label barcode for the item that needs to be scan checked.

5. Minfos will highlight the script in the list and update the details on the screen.

6. Scan the correct product.

7. Repeat steps 1 and 3 for all items dispensed to the patient.

8. Click Close to close the Pharmacist Check screen.

  • If the scanned product does not match, the Scan Check Error is displayed and, if configured, an audible alert is played. Refer to Configuring Audible Dispense alerts for further information.

 

a. Press C to close the prompt or click Continue.

b. The item’s drug check status icon will update and display the Incorrect Scan Check icon.

 

To correct an incorrect scan check

a. If an incorrect product was scanned;

Scan the barcode on the dispense label again and then scan the barcode on the correct item. If the products match, the scan check status will update to successful.

b. If an incorrect product was dispensed;

Close Pharmacist Check screen. Edit the prescription, dispense the correct item and re-scan check to update the scan check status.

After a successful scan check, continue the scan check process for other prescriptions.

Change customers in the Pharmacist Check screen

If all eligible scripts for the selected patient have NOT been scan checked, and the barcode of a dispense label for a different customer is scanned, Minfos will alert you to the change of customer.

1. Press ‘C’, Enter or click Continue to update the Pharmacist Check screen to the new customer and their scripts.

2. Press ‘Esc’ or click Cancel to return to the Pharmacist Check screen with the current customer still selected.

Note The prompt will not display if all eligible scripts have been scanned checked.

Edit a correctly scan checked prescription

If your edits to a script require a new dispense label to be printed you will need to perform the scan check process again, even if the script was correctly checked previously. This is to ensure the new label has been attached to the correct product.  

In Script Editing mode, after saving and processing a previously correctly scan checked prescription: The Script Print window is displayed.

 

1. If you would like to print the details, click Yes.

The scan check status will update to ‘Not Scanned’. The label and repeat (if applicable) will print.

2. Click Rx Check f11 and re-scan check the prescription.

3. If a new label and repeat are not required to be printed, press ‘N’.

The scan check status will not change.

Scan check multipack prescriptions

Minfos will prompt the pharmacist to scan each pack for multipack prescriptions. 

From the Pharmacist Check screen:

1. Scan the barcode on the dispense label in the Pharmacist Check screen, and the Multipack script window will appear.   

2. Scan the barcode on the drug packaging. As you scan each product Minfos will count and display the number of packs that have been successfully scanned of the total number that have been dispensed. Leave the Multipack script window open as you scan the packs. It will count the number of packs successfully scanned of the total number being dispensed.

Successful scan check

When all packs have scanned successfully:

  • The Multipack script window will automatically close, and
  • The script will display the successful green  S  scan check icon (or  SS  if the scan check took place after the script was sold).  

Incorrect scan check

Where the pharmacist incorrectly scan checks a pack:

  • The pack count on the Multipack script window will not increase, and 
  • the Scan Check Error prompt is displayed.

As per the existing scan check process, the pharmacist is required to:

1. Click Continue or press [C] to continue. 

2. Scan the next item. If the next pack scans correctly, the Multipack Script window will continue to count the correctly scanned packs.

Incomplete scan check

To exit the scan check before successfully scanning all packs:

1. Click Close on the Multipack script window.

The Multipack Scan Check prompt will display.

2. Click Yes to exit without scanning all packs. 

  • You will return to the Pharmacist Check screen.
  • The script will display an orange  S  icon for the script, indicating not all items in the multipack have been scanned.

Incomplete incorrect scan check

If the pharmacist closes the Multipack Script window after an incorrect scan, the following warning will display:

1. Click either:

  • Yes to return to the Pharmacist Check Screen. A red  XS  icon will display next to the script indicating an incorrect scan check has occurred..
  • No to return to the Multipack scan screen to continue the scan check.

Scan check previously successfully checked prescriptions

You can re-scan check an item that is already marked as successful. The status of the last scan check performed is recorded against the prescription.

Scan check chemotherapy prescriptions

Please contact Minfos Support to discuss scan checking chemotherapy prescriptions.

Close the Pharmacist Check screen

When an attempt is made to close the screen and there are scripts displayed that have not been scan checked.

The Scan Check Warning prompt is displayed.

 

The prompt highlights a risk to the pharmacist that scripts may be supplied that have not been successfully scan-checked.

Scan Check Icons

The scan check icons display the scan check status of the prescription. These are explained in the following table:

StatusMeaning
Script was correctly scan checked.
Script was correctly scan checked after the script had been sold.
 Not all packs for a multipack have been scan checked.
 Not all packs for a multipack have been scan checked, and the script has been sold. 
The script has not been scan checked. Until a scan check is attempted this is the default status of most scripts.
Script was incorrectly scan checked.
Scripts that are charged to Pill Box or Third Party packing are exempt from scan checking. These scripts will not count towards your reported scan check scanning rates.

 To view the meaning of the status of an icon refer to the Minfos Legend, by right clicking the mouse on the Pharmacist Check screen.

The scan check status of a script is displayed against the item in multiple screens across the Dispense module, including:

  • On the Dispense Form, when a patient is selected.
  • The Script Enquiry screen.
  • The Edit Claim window.