I couldn't live without...McKesson Mobile Manager

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Bob Lassen
Bob Lassen
Prior to adopting McKesson's Mobile Manager, Bob Lassen, the clinical director of pharmacies for Five Star Senior
Living, says he and other pharmacists at the company never really knew what to expect from their medication suppliers.

Alerts as to which drugs were out of stock in the warehouse were spotty; if there were a problem in the distribution channel, pharmacists were hard pressed to figure out why.

“Mobile Manager allows us to interface with McKesson and helps us know the cost of what we're going to get,” Lassen says.

Five Star has eight pharmacies in six different states, which serve 160 communities.

The system alerts pharmacists to drug shortages and offers substitutions and generics that are available.

“Now, we have a fill rate that's at 95%. The flexibility and the extent of data that you can collect is superior to anything else that we have had,” Lassen says.

Inventory management tool
A hand-held ordering and receiving system, McKesson's Mobile Manager helps eliminate paperwork and ordering errors.

For more information:
(800) 482-3784
www.mckesson.com

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