|Carving Out a Niche by Leveraging Technology: Success Stories||| Print ||
There are many ways in which pharmacies can supplement and even move beyond the standard retail model. We focus on just two examples that show how you can build a business around providing cutting-edge services. In both cases, there’s technology that supports these efforts to carve out a niche. by Will Lockwood
Hosted Services Make a Comeback
by Bruce Kneeland
Hosted services, also called software as a service, may be poised for major growth. The author explains the IT environment that's creating the conditions for this phenomenon and describes how two pharmacies have deployed hosted services.
A Blend of Automation Delivers Results
by John Becker
Bruce Gingrich has invested heavily in robotics and counting technology for his group of LifeChek Pharmacies. He is finding that the right balance of these two technologies makes a big difference in efficiency and accuracy — with counting in particular turning out to be a big success both in a supporting role and on its own.
A POS System That's the Perfect Fit
by Maggie Lockwood
At Camelback Village Pharmacy in Phoenix, Ariz., Dennis Meyers has finally found a point-of-sale system that's easy for him to use and maintain. Meyers is also impressed with how it has streamlined his ordering process. And with his vendor's help he is now ready to accept flex-spending cards come January 1.