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The 2018 Pharmacy Technology Forecast

2018 is just about here, and most pharmacies will have already been thinking about strategy for the coming year. What will the key trends be? Where are the best places to put investment? How can you get more out of technology investments you’ve already made? And what markets will be growing and offering new revenue opportunities? Here we take a look at what a number of pharmacy technology vendors see as the priorities for 2018.

2017 Retail Buyers Guide

2017 ComputerTalk Pharmacy Buyers GuideThe source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2017 Retail Buyers Guide includes profiles on the latest pharmacy management systems, workflow-specific systems, point-of-sale systems, dispensing automation, systems for LTC, and more. Plus, quick reference tables showing markets served, interfaces offered, and products and services offered. Browse or search to find what you need.

2017 Buyers Guide for Health-System Pharmacy + Webcast eSummit

2017 ComputerTalk Health-System Pharmacy Buyers GuideVendors showcase the products and services that will increase efficiency and safety in the hospital pharmacy. Plus tables covering Installations, Products and Interfaces, Automated Counting and Robotic Dispensing, and more.

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Health-System Pharmacy eSummit Webcasts

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 » IBM Watson: Artificial Intelligence Meets Healthcare

 » 21st Century Cures Act: Accelerating Discovery, Development, and Delivery

 » Drug Utilization Edits: Failures, Needs, and Future Direction

 » Technology Financing for Today’s Economic Climate

 » Value-based Contracting for Chronic Care Management


Feature | Customized Edits for the New World of Pharmacy

Tim White, R.Ph., has seen great value in using manual edits in his pharmacy software, bringing a level of pharmacy-specific customization to the workflow logic that in years past an owner would have had to ask a developer to implement.

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The Three Legs of the Stool
Over the years the pharmacy management system (PMS) has become the workhorse in a pharmacy in more ways than one. Let me tell you why. The PMS addresses three important areas: operations management, clinical management, and financial management.


View Points | The Market Impact of Pharmacy Consolidation

The rate of retail pharmacy mergers has increased in the last year, with the announcement of several mega deals. The total pharmacies involved in these announced mergers is approximately 10% of the retail pharmacies in the country.

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[January/February 2017] Three-Clicks-or-Less Philosophy Drives User Experience at Computer-Rx

Computer-Rx has long been a leader in pharmacy technology. Late last year, the company announced that Lauren Warkentine had been appointed president. ComputerTalk writer Bruce Kneeland caught up with Warkentine to learn about her goals as she takes over leadership of the company.

[July/August 2017] Tipping the Scales on Quality — One Patient at a Time

Established in March 2016 through a joint venture between American Associated Pharmacies‘ United Drugs and H. D. Smith’s Third Party Network, Arete Pharmacy Network has earned a reputation as a quality-focused pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO) in the independent community retail pharmacy market. For a pharmacy in today’s healthcare environment, star ratings and performance scores are essential to achieving revenue goals.

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[May/June 2017] Independent, But Not Alone: Mentoring

Bob Lomenick, R.Ph., has built a reputation based on his work with med sync and adherence. He’s also proven to be a generous mentor, helping pharmacy by having conversations and building relationships with his fellow pharmacists. Find out why Lomenick views mentoring as crucial to the profession.

[July/August 2017] Refreshed Consumer Experiences with a “Connected Retail” Focus

Retail pharmacy is a highly specialized discipline that’s significantly different from exclusively prescription-focused operations. Big pharmacy chains have spent millions perfecting methods, practices, and technologies that allow them to attract new consumers, operate efficiently, and create a very positive consumer experience. And because today’s retail operations are expected to center on the consumer experience, most retailers are leaning on mobile technology to get the job done.

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