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PeopleTalk [September/October 2015] Years of Experience: Longtime Employees Reminisce

John Frady joined QS/1 in 1990 and Charles Garner joined in 2005. Both retired this summer, and in this they share stories and memories about how the pharmacy industry has changed.

George's Corner [September/October 2015] Time Flies, Things Change

My first “George’s Corner” was published in the July 1984 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. That was more than 31 years ago (31 years, six issues per year, equals 186 columns — wow).

Catalyst Corner [September/October 2015] Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Updates Roadmap

The Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative has released an updated Roadmap for Pharmacy Health Information Technology Integration in U.S. Health Care. The new roadmap provides guidance to pharmacy stakeholders, including vendors, payers, policymakers, and provider organizations.

ViewPoints [September/October 2015] Influence of Accountable Care Organizations on Clinical Services

Pharmacies have faced a constant struggle to obtain reimbursement for providing clinical services in the retail pharmacy space outside of the Medicare Part D market. There are new healthcare financing models that have been introduced in recent years that provide incentives to take a holistic approach to patient management.

Publisher's Window [September/October 2015] The Internet of Things

Here we go with a new catch phrase. First it was the Internet, now it’s the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Wikipedia, “things” in this case are physical objects “embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data.”

Technology Corner [September/October 2015] Thinking About the Ideal Medication Information Resource

A graduate student here at Auburn is studying optimal methods to deliver information to patients about the medications they are taking. When we began looking into this topic, we were quickly reminded what a confusing mash of terminology is used in this space.

George's Corner [July/August 2015] Blink and Everything Changes

Blink and everything changes. I can only add to that: Blink twice and it has probably passed you by. I am writing this on June 28. It has been an eventful week. Several times in this last week everything changed in the blink of an eye.

Viewpoints [July/August 2015] Challenges of Managing Generic Pricing

Generic drugs used to be the golden goose for retail pharmacies. But with all of the changes taking place in the generic drug market, the new generic world requires that pharmacy owners remain flexible in their sourcing by examining pricing from several primary and secondary suppliers.

Technology Corner [July/August 2015] Getting Ready for the Internet of Things

So now we come to the next frontier that is being labeled “The Internet of Things.” IBM thought leaders have been talking about the world possessing a central nervous system, with everyday devices generating a constant flow of data.

Catalyst Corner [July/August 2015] 21st Century Cures Bill Passes House

The 21st Century Cures Act legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 2015, with a vote of 344 to 77. The act’s intent is to remove barriers to innovation, allowing the rapid pace of scientific discovery we are experiencing to be more rapidly translated into cures for patients.

Publisher's Window [July/August 2015] Programming Languages and Robotics

When you stop and think about how far we have come just in pharmacy in the 40 years since computers were first used to process prescriptions, it’s simply remarkable. And it’s all based on writing code to extend the benefits derived.

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