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Looking to the Future: Key Technologies Taking Chain Pharmacy to the Next Level

Our annual chain survey brings to the fore trends and challenges on the radar at 17 chain pharmacies, representing over 5,700 locations. Find out what’s happening at the technology core, which technologies are doing the most to position pharmacies at the center of clinical care, and the way technology-based strategies create better connections with patients. MORE >

2015 Retail Buyers Guide

The source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2015 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. MORE >

2014 Buyers Guide for Health-System Pharmacists

Vendors showcase the products and services that will increase efficiency and safety in the hospital pharmacy. Plus tables covering Installations, Products and Interfaces, Platforms Supported, and Automated Counting and Robotic Dispensing. MORE >


Feature | Filling a Void with a New Clinical Service

Rick and Marge McCoy, innovative pharmacy practioners over the years, have developed a collaborative drug therapy agreement (CDTA) at their Lopez Island Pharmacy to fill a void in clinical care due to limited staffing at the island’s only clinic.

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Programming Languages and Robotics
When you stop and think about how far we have come just in pharmacy in the 40 years since computers were first used to process prescriptions, it’s simply remarkable.


Technology Corner | Getting Ready for the Internet of Things

The next frontier that is being labeled “The Internet of Things,” with everyday devices generating a constant flow of data.


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Exclusive Web Content | Prescriptive Authority Compliance: What You Need to Know for 2015

Craig Ford, SVP of sales for pharmacy and government at solutions at Health Market Science, talks with ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood about the critical areas of the 2015 CMS Call Letter and the trends that are impacting pharmacy’s efforts to maintain prescriber records and submit payable claims.

Exclusive Web Content | Safe Prescribing: Leveraging the Latest SCRIPT Enhancements

The most widely implemented version of the NCPDP SCRIPT standard, 10.6, builds on the success of e-prescribing by enhancing certain data segments, one of which is the Observation (OBS) segment. In this roundtable conversation, four experts offer some background on the OBS segment and how it’s being put to use within both prescriber and pharmacy practice.

Exclusive Web Content | The Adherence Advantage: SynMed Automation Gives Flexibility in Multidose Dispensing [Part 3 of 3]

In this final installment with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, Synergy Medical founder Jean Boutin shares the reaction from pharmacists who have installed the multidose packaging automation, SynMed, as well as plans for the company over the next six months. Third of three parts.

Looking to the Future [July/August 2015] Fruth Pharmacy's Jeff Pitts

Context for the July/August 2015 cover story, with thoughts from Jeff Pitts on the upgrade cycle, innovation, patient engagement, integrating data, telepharmacy, and data analytics.


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