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Is POS the Essential Business Tool for Pharmacy?

Fifteen or 20 years ago, point-of-sale systems were considered by many as “glorified cash registers,” and their primary benefit was in the front end. These days, as margins continue to decline, and pharmacy owners need to offer more services to their customers, the POS system has emerged as an essential business tool for a successful pharmacy.

2016 Retail Buyers Guide

The source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2016 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.

2015 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.

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.

Departments

George's Corner | Call Yourself and an Advisory Board

These are a couple of things that I wrote about a few years ago. Please let me know if you have tried them (or will). Both are applicable to independent pharmacies. But only because the chains aren’t smart enough to do them.

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT, INDUSTRY WATCH, & WEBINARS
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Webcast [September/October 2016] Pharmacy in the Cloud

Learn more about pharmacy in the cloud in this slideshare with Epicor Senior Product Marketing Manager Keith Lam.

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Employment Screening Compliance

A discussion with HR ProFile's Patrick Grote on the different regulatory bodies that effect your hiring decisions, and how to effectively navigate them.

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Exclusive Web Content More >

Exclusive Web Content | Efforts to Measure Outcomes and Health Impact

Amina Abubakar, Pharm.D., Rx Clinic Pharmacy, on how systems support measuring pharmacy interventions with patients, the significance of that data, and where measuring outcomes needs to go.

Exclusive Web Content | Helping Pharmacies Think Like a Retailer

From a POS (Point of Sale) data program that gives powerful insights to help grow a pharmacy business, to data-driven support for maximizing sales of over-the-counter, health and beauty products, to a monthly video series that educates customers how to think like a retailer, we are empowering and positioning pharmacists to ensure their customers have everything they need to live the healthiest life possible.

Exclusive Web Content | Creating an End-to-End Communication Channel for Long-term Care

Yardi recently announced the acquisition of Optimus EMR, which will be folded into the Yardi Senior Living suite of tools. In this interview, Yardi’s Eric Kolber, vice president of senior living, Fil Southerland, director of healthcare solutions, and Craig Griffin, director of long term care, explain the strategy behind the acquisition and the trends in the senior living market.



 
 




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