Our Story

QS/1 was founded by an innovator with considerable foresight and an obsession with nascent technology. Creating one of the earliest stand-alone pharmacy management systems in the industry, he knew what pharmacists needed before they did. He was Jim Smith, and his mission was to provide technology to run the business of pharmacy.

We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit and community mindedness of independent pharmacists. From pharmacy management systems and hardware to interfaces and services, we’re unwavering in our mission to be in lockstep with community pharmacists. Listening and partnering in ways that free our customers from the rigors of paperwork to provide optimal patient care inspires everything we do, each and every day.

QS/1 began in 1977, when Mr. Smith (a pharmacist and MIT grad) and a team of pharmacists and programmers designed the industry’s first computerized pharmacy management system. What began as a system to manage paperwork and print labels has grown into a collection of industry leading, complete pharmacy management solutions used by thousands of pharmacies across the country.

Mr. Smith’s dogged perseverance, pioneering spirit, and commitment to community have inspired a generation of employees to continue his legacy of innovation, creativity, and service. We take pride in helping our customers play a vital role in improving patient health. Our customers’ input and feedback drive our direction and focus. Led by dedicated employees who have a personal stake in the success of the company, we are forever mindful the decisions we make will ultimately affect the health of patients, the livelihoods of our devoted workforce, and the communities in which we live and serve.


Our History

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