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Chain Market Report

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2017The 2017 survey of chain pharmacies gives a snapshot of technology priorities. And a conversation between two chain pharmacy executives explores the trends, ranging across topics such as the major push for technology to support clinical interactions; the best way to stay connected with patients; the key efficiency drivers saving pharmacists’ time; what makes for better retailing; and the current top regulatory and administrative needs.

2016 Retail Buyers Guide

The source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2016 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.

2016 Buyers Guide for Health-System Pharmacists

2016 Health-System Buyers Guide Vendors 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. Download it now...

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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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Technology Corner | Information Technology Enhanced Dispensing

Imagine the possibilities for getting the right information to the right patient at the right time by incorporating the use of information technology into the dispensing process.

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[May/June 2017] Will-Call Technology: An Extra Step for Patient Safety

Manual will-call management is still the norm across pharmacy, but one pharmacy at Purdue University decided to take action and pilot an automated will-call system. Nicole Noel, Pharm.D., talks about the results. Find out why her staff can’t imagine going back to a manual will-call system.

[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.

Pharmacy Forward

[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.

[May/June 2017] Secure Messaging and Health Information Exchange: The Impact on Long-Term Care Pharmacy

Direct Secure Messaging and Health Information Exchange are rapidly emerging technologies addressing the need for a wide variety of healthcare data to be securely sent between providers and patients.


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