Our annual survey takes a look at the state of technology in the chains, what their priorities are now, and where they're finding the best return on their technology investments. This year's edition drew responses from 27 chains, representing 11,011 pharmacies. We saw a continued interest in upgrading systems and the solidification of several trends into standards of practice. Read the complete issue online now
by Jim Moncrief and Mary Ann Miller
Recent legislation means that long-term care pharmacy providers are going to need to provide facilities with short-cycle filling, with the goal of reducing waste. There are several different ways to do this and some real benefits from using automation.
by Steve G. Belovich, Ph.D.
IT security threats are often in the news. Find out what may make your systems vulnerable, how the forces of the desktop and Internet revolutions shaped today's status quo, and what you can do to prioritize security.
by Bruce Kneeland
This is the first of two installments chronicling a road trip through the American West, where the author found innovative pharmacists putting technology to use in order to offer their patients the best in pharmacy practice. See a map of the author's destinations for this installment by visiting http://tiny.cc/xg6ff.
by Wes Wilkerson, Pharm.D., M.S.
Finding the workarounds in your pharmacy is an important part of assessing how well your processes perform in practice. Read about different tools that you can use to find and assess workarounds.
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Healthcare Reform: The Pharmacy Perspective
American Society for Automation in Pharmacy Midyear Conference
QS/1 2010 Customer Conference