Pharmacy Process Flow (UML Activity Diagram)
The process begins when the pharmacy receives a prescription from the patient. The prescription is then verified with the prescribing physician to ensure its validity. If the prescription is deemed valid, the process continues with the pharmacy dispensing the medication to the patient. If the prescription is not valid, the process branches off and the prescription is rejected, with the patient being informed accordingly.
After the medication is dispensed, the patient's payment is processed. If the payment is sufficient, the process continues with updating the patient's records. If the payment is not sufficient, the process branches off and the pharmacy requests additional payment from the patient.
In parallel with processing payment and updating patient records, the pharmacy may also return any unused medication to stock.
Once the patient's records have been updated, the process is completed.
Steps of the process:
- Receive prescription from patient
- Verify prescription with physician
- Dispense medication to patient
- Process payment from patient
- Update patient records
- Reject prescription and inform patient
- Request additional payment from patient
- Return unused medication to stock
The process is described using these UML Activity Diagram element types: initial node, action, decision, fork, join, and activity final node. The elements are connected using the control flows.