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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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Features

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.

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George's Corner | The Spring of 1985 and Now

I have been writing these columns every two months for 31 years. This adds up to more than 180 columns. Here are some recurring themes.

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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.

[May/June 2017] Advanced Technology at Will-Call: scripClip Automated Will-Call Management

In this interview with ComputerTalk, PreceptiMed’s President, CTO, and Founder Alan Jacobs shares his inspiration for scripClip and his vision for will-call automation that focuses on technology that eliminates medication errors in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Pharmacy Forward

[January/February 2017] Zitomer Pharmacy Gains Strong Financial Improvements

Zitomer Pharmacy opened its doors in the 1950s as an upscale New York City pharmacy. Since then it has grown into a unique shopping destination and a landmark on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side. Frank Vella, VP at Zitomer, describes why the business moved over to a new point-of-sale technology platform, and a few of the benefits it has gained as a result of the switch.

[July/August 2017] Making a Difference with Kirby Lester

Bartell Drugs is a family-owned, 65-pharmacy chain in Washington state’s Puget Sound region. Hand-counting prescriptions was the norm until 2015, when the company began installing Kirby Lester KL1Plus count-plus-verification devices. Chris Simard, pharmacy district manager, explains how Bartell standardized on this bench-level technology.


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