Clerical and Data Management for the Pharmacy Technician

  • includes Practice Software
  • AUTHOR: Linda Quiett
  • ISBN-13: 9781439057810 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 208 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

Working with and understanding pharmacy management software is an essential skill for the pharmacy technician. CLERICAL AND DATA MANAGEMENT FOR THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN covers all operations of pharmacy, from entering prescription data to third party insurance billing. Through its step-by-step approach and numerous screen visuals, students will easily learn how to enter customer and inventory data into a pharmacy computer system. With coverage of topics such as entering patient information, entering insurance information, entering prescriptions, and running reports, students will be prepared for their vital role in the day to day operations of any type of pharmacy. Examples of forms, prescriptions, and invoices ensure that students are trained in the proper clerical processes required of them in various practice settings.


  • Step-by-step instructions with corresponding screen images make it easy for students to learn how to enter information in the computer system.
  • Exercises are included in each chapter to give students practice performing various functions.
  • Each chapter contains an explanation of where and how the information is obtained as well as the importance of coordinating all information with the pharmacist.
  • Introduces the ApotheSoft pharmacy management software to teach computer data and inventory management skills.

About the Contributor

  • Linda Quiett

    Linda Quiett, CPhT, BA, received her BA in Education from the University of South Florida and an Associate of Arts in Clinical Laboratory Technology. She worked in long-term pharmacy for over 10 years and in a hospital lab for five years. Prior to her retirement, Linda was the Pharmacy Technician Program Director at a career college and went on to become Dean of Academic Affairs. She has also trained pharmacy technicians and pharmacists on different pharmacy software programs. Linda is a member of the Pharmacy Technician Educator's Council, American Association of Health-System Pharmacists, and American Pharmacist's Association. She continues to work as a program consultant for a career college.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Logging In.
1. Entering a New Patient (Customer).
2. Entering the Doctor's Information.
3. Inputting Inventory.
4. Entering Insurance Claim Information.
5. Pricing Table.
6. Inputting Compounds .
7. Entering Intravenous Medication Compounds.
8. Entering Prescriptions.
9. Running Reports.
10. Medication Administration Records.
Appendix A: Sample Forms.
Appendix B: Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS-1500) Completion Instructions.
Appendix C: Patient and Physician Directory.
Appendix D: Medication Administration Forms.