Make Sure Your Systems Are Up To Date

Technology is constantly changing and will need to be updated and modified on a regular basis.  When working with sensitive information and information that will be impossible to recover, make sure that you are backing up your systems data on a daily basis and keeping it in a secure location where it can be restored if needed. 

For many people they don’t really think about their retail pharmacy computer systems.  For most people they are working on getting the tasks done that they need to get completed, dealing with customers and a million other things that eat up their day.  The last thing they are thinking about is what is running it all.

Have your systems monitored by technicians

One way to ensure that you are going to be okay is to have your technology monitored by technicians.  These are going to be professionals that will come in on a regular basis and do diagnostics of your equipment, make sure that your systems are cleaned and that there are updated, and backups done correctly.  If you don’t have these done, then you are putting yourself in the path of issues later on.

Report any problems or weird happenings right away

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When working on your equipment it is a good idea to report problems and issues that you come across.  These issues might be nothing, but you never know until it is too late.  When you notify people keep a log of who you talked to, when you talked to them and the problem you discussed.  This way, if something isn’t done and a problem does occur, you can have documentation to help protect yourself.

Learn how to fix minor issues

You don’t want to be calling for help every time something goes wrong.  There are going to be issues that you will have no matter how well you take care of your equipment.  Learn the basic and most common fixes and if they don’t do what you need, then get professional help.