The Moore American


June 3, 2014

Software company breaks ground

MOORE — Local pharmacy software company, Computer-Rx, took the first step to moving back to the city of Moore by breaking ground on a corporate headquarters on May 29. 

The headquarters, located near Target and Dicks Sporting Goods, will be the cornerstone of the new Pipeline at Fritts Farms development.

Computer-Rx was founded in 1983 by local pharmacy owner Roger Warkentine, D.Ph. At the time, Warkentine was unable to find software that met his needs as pharmacies moved into the computer age. So, rather than make due with the available products of the time, Warkentine pioneered his own pharmacy management software. As time passed, word of his software spread around the area and Computer-Rx was born.

Started as a husband-wife team of two, Computer-Rx has expanded to a company with more than 100 employees and serves pharmacies in 48 states.

Computer-Rx operates out of its single facility in southwest Oklahoma City and employs team members in phone support, software development, software implementation, sales and marketing.  

With a fast-growing staff, Computer-Rx needed a new headquarters to accommodate the growth. As Computer-Rx looked to the future, it decided to return to its roots for its new headquarters. Computer-Rx’s original location was destroyed by the May 3, 1999, tornado that devastated Moore and was then moved to its current location in southwest Oklahoma City.

The new building will be state of the art and completely HIPAA and PCI compliant with protected access and a sophisticated network.

The facility is entirely geothermal and will feature a pond and other features to keep the location eco-friendly. For safety, the building also will feature a FEMA rated safe room in the event that severe weather threatens.

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