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The source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2013 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, comparisons of markets served, interfaces offered, and products and services offered. MORE >
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The second installment of the author’s journey through the Northwest, visiting pharmacies that prosper in urban, suburban, and rural settings by offering a product, program, or service that extends beyond the practice of filling prescriptions.
What are some of the events from the past year in pharmacy and healthcare that stand out the most?
We have seen a sector of healthcare, previously known for its lack of technology adoption, begin a complete about-face. One overall term for this sector is the “connected patient.”
Although manual counting will always be a part of our pharmacy environment, the real question is to what extent will counting by fives be reduced in the next five years. Some pharmacies with newer automated counting systems or automated dispensing systems have already reduced the number of manually counted prescriptions to 20% of their daily volume.
In today’s era of managed care, the emphasis is on improving patient outcomes while reducing costs. Retail pharmacies should be at the center of this trend in healthcare delivery.
Jeffrey Fenerty, R.Ph., assistant director of pharmacy at Cabell Huntington Hospital, an outpatient pharmacy in Huntington, W.Va., explains the challenges the Kirby Lester KL20 counting and verification system addressed when it was installed two years ago.
- QS/1 to Partner with RxTran
- Synergy Medical Adds Interfaces
- National Health Systems Forms Community Pharmacy Division
- Cerner Etreby Meets with Users
- ScriptPro Certifies with Appriss NPLEx
- SoftWriters Introduces New Business Intelligence Module
- Pharmacy School Integrates More
- Health Market Science Five-Time Winner
- Innovation Upgrades Automation System