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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.

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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 » Value-based Contracting for Chronic Care Management


Features

Feature | Marketing: A Key Business Builder

As pharmacy evolves from its historical dispensing role to a more clinical one, it appears that one little-discussed obstacle stands in the way of progress. That little-discussed obstacle: marketing!

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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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The Back Page | It’s a New World of Communication

voiceTech’s CEO Tim Garofalo shares with us the newest trends in interactive voice response (IVR) as it evolves from handling phone traffic to providing true interactive data analysis and a communication platform for pharmacy.

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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] 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.

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[November/December 2017] Independent, But Not Alone: Finding the “Unity” in Community

Community pharmacy has the potential to be the strongest, most influential group in healthcare, but it is no stranger to adversity. Between the retailers who are rumored to try their hand at pharmacy and the PBMs (pharmacy benefit managers) that are wreaking havoc on profits with clawbacks and DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees, independent owners have their work cut out for them. Now, more than ever, pharmacists need to be united in their efforts to stay ahead.

[September/October 2017] How One Pharmacy Is Creating a Local Niche Using Its Point of Sale

Brothers and pharmacists Mike and James Rossi run Phred’s Drug in Cranston, R.I. While the Rossis have a classic story for independent pharmacy the pharmacy itself isn’t so typical. In this interview with Retail Management Solutions (RMS) VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Gross, Mike Rossi talks about what it’s meant to bring in a high-powered POS from RMS.


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