Sobeys National Pharmacy Group

Catalyst was the only one with real-time integration, with input from both pharmacy and nurses, and it had everything that everyone across the care team was looking for.

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Sobeys National Pharmacy Group Increases Medication Management Efficiency with AdhereNet™ Catalyst Software

Sobeys has a long and well-established history, having operated in Atlantic Canada for more than 100 years. Having made a number of recent acquisitions, the Sobeys National Pharmacy Group now includes FreshCo Pharmacy, Price Chopper Pharmacy, Foodland Pharmacy, Safeway Pharmacy, Sobeys Pharmacy, Thrifty Foods Pharmacy, and Lawtons Drugs.

Billy Sheikh, Senior Director of Business Development & Continuing Care for Sobeys National Pharmacy Group has been with the company for nearly 40 years, “When I took over the continuing care side of the business we knew that implementing the best technology was imperative. Having superior medication adherence and medication administration record technology was integral to maintaining our market position and best serving our customers.”

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Catalyst was the only one with real-time integration, with input from both pharmacy and nurses, and it had everything that everyone across the care team was looking for.

Billy Sheikh
Sobeys National Pharmacy Group

He continued, “With an aging population and restricted funding to the industry, efficiency in medication management was imperative. It was important to find ways to increase effectiveness at the pharmacy level, but also for the people working at care facilities. We knew an adherence solution would be a strong market differentiator for us, and we knew that anyone not focusing on pharmacy software technology would no longer be in business in the next few years.”

Billy says they looked at many options, but the Catalyst pharmacy software was far and away the best. “Catalyst was the only one with real-time integration, with input from both pharmacy and nurses, and it had everything that everyone across the care team was looking for. Every time we did a demo or brought people in to get a look, everybody walked away saying, ‘Wow, this is by far a superior product’.”

With an almost 70% market share, the Sobeys National Pharmacy Group is a market leader in Atlantic Canada. Billy says, “The adoption of an electronic medication administration record made an enormous difference to our efficiency. The software ensures the safety of our pharmacy customers, and provides ease of use and full accountability for our pharmacy staff. AdhereNet™ allows us to track medication adherence and gives us the ability to demonstrate medication compliance.”

“Going forward, we are looking for further collaboration between physician and pharmacy communities to adopt more integrated technology within the care system,” Billy says. “Pharmacy plays an essential role in any kind of care facility, and pharmacy without technology is going to fall behind. We are always looking to stay ahead of the curve and be fully engaged with our technology partner. Catalyst pharmacy software is certainly the best available.”

About Sobeys National Pharmacy Group

Sobeys National Pharmacy Group is comprised of FreshCo Pharmacy, Price Chopper Pharmacy, Foodland Pharmacy, Safeway Pharmacy, Sobeys Pharmacy, Thrifty Foods Pharmacy, and Lawtons Drugs.

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