|On the Move: How Mobile Technology Is Impacting Pharmacy Management||| Print ||
Mobile technology has an ever-increasing role in driving efficiency, accuracy, and improved financial performance in pharmacies of every size and type. Whether it's industrial-grade technology that's gaining new features, ideas for using existing mobile devices to elevate your practice, or the newest apps for smart device platforms, there's plenty to consider.
by Maggie Lockwood
Offering immunizations can not only create a new revenue stream, but can also increase pharmacy traffic, provide opportunities to interact with patients, and position your pharmacy as an accessible community provider of clinical services. First, though, it helps to have partners who can help you understand the intricacies of immunization billing. Read what two pharmacies have done to build immunization business.
by Don Grove, R.Ph.
The author, owner of J & D Pharmacy in Warsaw, Mo., presents his thoughts on organizing pharmacy workflow, assigning staff to tasks, and integrating technology into it all in order to process more prescriptions with the same staffing levels, while maintaining margins and accuracy and allowing time for clinical services. Don offers his list of dos and don'ts with the goal of helping pharmacists and their pharmacies become exceptional.
by Craig Ford
Pharmacy management system databases need to have clean, valid prescriber data. This isn't an easy task, and there are plenty of workarounds in use. But invalid prescriber IDs are coming under increased scrutiny - as highlighted by a 2010 OIG study - and reimbursements could be at risk. Read about the background to the problem and various solutions, including what's on the cutting edge.
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