Managing the archived (off-site) records in your pharmacy

In a previous article we went through some tips on record keeping within the pharmacy; in today's post, we're going to dig a little deeper into records kept off-site, including those kept by a third-party vendor.

I have managed a pharmacy that had probably never cleaned these records out, and so when I finally got into the online account at Iron Mountain there were almost 500 boxes in storage. I pulled a sample of 10 boxes just to see what they were (it was difficult to tell from many of the descriptions previous employees had put on the boxes) and we had daily logs from over 20 years ago, prescriptions at least 15 years old (including controlled