CARLA COLOMBI     |     SR. MANAGER, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

 

At this time, you’ve probably participated in Propel Rx Open Mic events or maybe had a chance to watch the recordings. You may have identified with one of the articles, such as 7 Signs You’re Ready for Propel Rx or What to Expect on Your First Day of Propel Rx, but do you know where exactly your store sits while you are riding the Propel Rx Wave? Are you wondering, "How do I know which wave my store is in?  Am I really ready?"

 

Let’s break it down, so that you have a clear view of the surf ahead.

 

Wave 1: Western Canada through to Ontario throughout 2022

This is the foundation of Propel Rx and will be available in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.  However, it may not be quite as simple as this. There will be some stores in these provinces that have integration with external vendor partners that will have to ride the second wave of Propel Rx – check out those details below.

 

Wave 2: Atlantic provinces completion fall 2023

The second wave will see an expansion into Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador. This wave also covers some additional features that wave 1 had to ride out.

 
 

At this point, you might be asking yourself: “So, which wave am I riding?”

 

While your store may be in a province that is set to ride Wave 1, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be surfing in the first wave of Propel Rx. If your store uses any of the following, you will have to catch the next wave:

 

  1. Integration with an eMAR vendor (Electronic Medication Administration Record)
  2. Integration with Amjay Software Solutions for services like Easy Refill, Central Profile, MethaMeasure, and others
  3. Integration with Access Point by Pharmacy Access Solutions for services like Smoking Cessation, Injection Administration, and others
  4. Stores that require Chinese instructions and auxiliary labels
 

You might even start asking yourself, “Hmm, do I have to upgrade to Propel Rx? I’m pretty comfortable with PharmaClik Rx.” The answer is simple: YES

 

Propel Rx is an upgrade to PharmaClik Rx, just like other upgrades in the past. This time, the difference is that we're upgrading the platform, making Propel Rx more user friendly and rebranding all our products and services. Propel Rx is a step forward in the growth of your business. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carla has been part of the PTS family for over 20 years and has held many roles. Starting as a trainer through our C1ST conversion to Nexxsys (PharmaClik Rx), managing Customer Care to providing software solutions in Product Management.  She enjoys collaborating with customers most; to understand their needs and from that build a great product to make the lives of our pharmacists and technicians easier. She enjoys running, reading and spending time with family, but most of all, can’t wait to begin travelling again.