Product register system VareWeb
A good product registration system is essential in enabling pharmacies to perform their main tasks: to dispatch prescriptions/orders and sell other pharmaceutical goods; as well as being essential to wholesalers` logistics and distribution systems. It also has a critical function in the information flow infrastructure for the entire pharmacy industry and healthcare.
Farmalogg’s existing product register system, Vareregisteret, was to be replaced by a portal solution as an important element in increasing the efficiency of their core business activities. The new register was to result in less time spent on maintenance, increased registry quality and improved usability. In addition Farmalogg wanted an IT solution that was easier to operate and maintain.
Computas has, together with Farmalogg AS, developed a national product register, “VareWeb”, which, with few exceptions, includes all pharmaceuticals and products that are sold in pharmacies in Norway. Vareregisteret is a web-based self-service portal for registration of new products and changes. The solution is integrated with several external partners, including the Norwegian Medicines Agency’s FEST service.
Vareregisteret contains information necessary for safe and efficient handling of goods throughout the value chain, from manufacturer / supplier, via wholesaler and retailer, to end users. End users are: Pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers, pharmacies, surgical stores, packaging and statistics companies, as well manufacturers of medical data and “EPJ” systems. The solution was put into production late 2012, and Computas is currently responsible for maintenance and development.
We worked together with Farmalogg using an agile project methodology, which has been very successful. The solution has been in continuous development, also after the project was delivered. We have a permanent team working with management and further development of “VareWeb” for Farmalogg.
One common register
The product register “VareWeb” delivers and retrieves information from/to
- All pharmacies in Norway
- All surgical stores that use “FarmaPro”
- All pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers
- Some “EPJ”/ medical data systems
- Statistics businesses
- Norwegian Pharmacy Association sector statistics (BS)
- Norwegian Medicines Agency
- WHO Collaborating Centre for Drugs Statistics Methodology (WHOCC)
- Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Medicine wholesalers/chains
- Pharmacy Association / Pharmacy Association sector statistics (BS)
Technology we used
- SQL Server 2008 R2
What we did
- Specification and design
- Software development
- Integration and architecture
- Interaction design
- Graphic design
- Test and test management
- Project management
- Quality assurance
- System management
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