Clinicea supports the use of a barcode scanner in multiple ways. Let us look at how to use it for inventory.

Example: You have an in-house pharmacy and would like to use the barcode scanner while dispensing.

PRE-REQUISITES: THESE STEPS NEED TO BE DONE ONLY ONCE:

1. Go to Inventory– open up any inventory, Example: Aspirin.

2. Inventory Details | SKU (Stock Keeping Unit)- enter the machine-readable code you want to add to the Inventory Example: ASP101. You will see that a bar-code is generated automatically, Save.

Note:

  1. The auto-generated bar-code must be the same code used for the inventory item.

  2. No two SKUs’ can be the same for two different inventories.

Let us have a look at how to use the bar-code scanner while dispensing an inventory item i.e. Aspirin in Pharmacy:

1. Pharmacy | click on New Prescription and select a Patient.

2. Add Bill Items– follow these steps to use the scanner:
(a). Place the cursor of your mouse on Search Textbox,
(b). Now use the barcode scanner to scan the barcode on the item. The system will auto-fetch Aspirin based on the scanned SKU code that was entered i.e. ASP101.
(c). Simply click on the +button beside Aspirin to dispense the same.

You can use the barcode scanner for as many items as you like, provided you have entered the SKU code for these items.

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