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Chain Market Report

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2017The 2017 survey of chain pharmacies gives a snapshot of technology priorities. And a conversation between two chain pharmacy executives explores the trends, ranging across topics such as the major push for technology to support clinical interactions; the best way to stay connected with patients; the key efficiency drivers saving pharmacists’ time; what makes for better retailing; and the current top regulatory and administrative needs.

2017 Retail Buyers Guide

2017 ComputerTalk Pharmacy Buyers GuideThe source for technology to add to your pharmacy. The 2017 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.

2017 Buyers Guide for Health-System Pharmacy + Webcast eSummit

2017 ComputerTalk Health-System Pharmacy Buyers GuideVendors showcase the products and services that will increase efficiency and safety in the hospital pharmacy. Plus tables covering Installations, Products and Interfaces, Automated Counting and Robotic Dispensing, and more.

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 » Drug Utilization Edits: Failures, Needs, and Future Direction

 » Technology Financing for Today’s Economic Climate

 » Value-based Contracting for Chronic Care Management


Features

Feature | Customized Edits for the New World of Pharmacy

Tim White, R.Ph., has seen great value in using manual edits in his pharmacy software, bringing a level of pharmacy-specific customization to the workflow logic that in years past an owner would have had to ask a developer to implement.

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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.

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The Back Page | It’s a New World of Communication

voiceTech’s CEO Tim Garofalo shares with us the newest trends in interactive voice response (IVR) as it evolves from handling phone traffic to providing true interactive data analysis and a communication platform for pharmacy.

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[May/June 2017] Advanced Technology at Will-Call: scripClip Automated Will-Call Management

In this interview with ComputerTalk, PreceptiMed’s President, CTO, and Founder Alan Jacobs shares his inspiration for scripClip and his vision for will-call automation that focuses on technology that eliminates medication errors in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities and hospitals.

[July/August 2017] Tipping the Scales on Quality — One Patient at a Time

Established in March 2016 through a joint venture between American Associated Pharmacies‘ United Drugs and H. D. Smith’s Third Party Network, Arete Pharmacy Network has earned a reputation as a quality-focused pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO) in the independent community retail pharmacy market. For a pharmacy in today’s healthcare environment, star ratings and performance scores are essential to achieving revenue goals.

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[July/August] How Does Data Help You Manage Multiple Locations?

As a multilocation independent pharmacy grows, identifying challenges and changing course based upon data makes it much easier to expand. In this interview, Blount Discount Pharmacy‘s president and co-owner, Phil LaFoy, and Retail Management Solutions‘ VP of sales and marketing, Mike Gross, discuss how leveraging store data can help manage the store, track employee behavior, understand product movement and pricing, and ultimately allow you to make better business decisions.

[July/August 2017] Refreshed Consumer Experiences with a “Connected Retail” Focus

Retail pharmacy is a highly specialized discipline that’s significantly different from exclusively prescription-focused operations. Big pharmacy chains have spent millions perfecting methods, practices, and technologies that allow them to attract new consumers, operate efficiently, and create a very positive consumer experience. And because today’s retail operations are expected to center on the consumer experience, most retailers are leaning on mobile technology to get the job done.


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