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The 2015 Pharmacy Technology Outlook

This year’s outlook survey found the technology vendors putting a heavy emphasis on patient management and pharmacist access. Data flows and mobile technology loom large, as does a continued focus on adherence, driven by system features for prescription synchronization, compliance packaging, MTM and disease management tools, workflow efficiency, and technology that supports richer pharmacist-patient interactions. 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 | Attending to Detail: Tools for Being a 340B Pharmacy

There’s an ongoing level of interest in the federal 340B drug-pricing program, with many pharmacies providing contract services. It’s a program that offers providers and patients a great deal, but that also requires pharmacies to pay careful attention to staying in compliance.

Publisher's Window

The Next Generation
Fairleigh Dickinson University decided a few years ago that a school of pharmacy would be a good opportunity to broaden its base of degree offerings. I was asked to serve on the advisory board during the developmental phase. This was quite an education, to see what goes into bringing a new school to fruition.

Departments

George's Corner | Xstal Ball

This issue is all about what people think will happen next year. So I got out my crystal (xstal) ball and examined it carefully. Big blur — foggy ball — too many unpredictable influences.

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT, INDUSTRY WATCH, & WEBINARS

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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 | LTC Focus: A Conversation with Catalyst Healthcare's Alison Yesilcimen

Catalyst Healthcare President Alison Yesilcimen talks about the state of pharmacy's use of technology to track important adherence and outcomes metrics and support clinical and patient data exchange, as well as compliance packaging services impact.

Exclusive Web Content | The Adherence Advantage: SynMed Automation Gives Flexibility in Multidose Dispensing [Part 2 of 3]

In this segment on the multidose filling system by Synergy Medical, founder Jean Boutin explains to ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood the system’s unique position and dispensing trays employed by the system; the interface with pharmacy management systems; and the factors that drive automation and pharmacists should consider when evaluating automated packaging systems. Second of three parts.


 
 




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