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Solving the Claims Management Puzzle: Protecting Patients and Revenue

Pharmacies are required to successfully navigate a complex set of rules unequaled in almost any other business environment, simply to ensure that their patients get the medications they need and the pharmacy earns the revenue it deserves. Not surprisingly, technology plays a prominent role in helping create a smooth and efficient dispensing flow. MORE >

2014 Retail Buyers Guide

The source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2014 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. 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 >

Features

Feature | Pharmacy’s Growth Plan Embraces Automation

As Louis & Clark Pharmacy, which primarily serves long-term care facilities, experienced growth over the last few years — with the potential for more to come — owner Skip Matthews began to explore ways to automate filling multidose cards.

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A History Lesson
The evolution of technology has been a major newsmaker over the years, as evidenced by Bloomberg Businessweek's recent 85th anniversary issue.

Departments

Technology Corner | Provider Status and the Electronic Health Record

With the new year, we want to start with what we have seen in 2014 and then look ahead for this year. 2014 was a critically important year for pharmacists, in the form of H.R. 4190, the legislation that is poised to bring provider status to pharmacists.

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Central Fill Process and Logistics | Fairview Pharmacy Services

More from Fairview Pharmacy Services' Kyle Skiermont, Pharm.D., vice president of operations, on how the pharmacy has built its central-fill process flows and logistics.

Exclusive Web Content | Business Intelligence and Point-of-Sale Systems

If you are running a pharmacy point-of-sale (POS) system, you are most likely collecting data that can be of great value to increasing store performance by helping you make educated decisions. Epicor Senior Product Manager Keith Lam talks with ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood about the newest features and trends to look for in POS business intelligence.

Exclusive Web Content | Death to the Package Insert

Currently the FDA is collecting comments for a Federal Register notice to amend labeling regulations to make electronic distribution of prescribing information for healthcare professionals the norm. Drug manufacturers have been in support of the change since it will save them money from printing the inserts, but others are concerned the public health could be affected when Internet access is not available.


 
 




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