With companies like Apple entering the mHealth market, the growth of health and fitness apps had begun to outpace overall app growth. However, a recent survey found only 21% patients use health IT tools to access their health data and only 36% use electronic health records to monitor their health data.
CoverMyMeds recently released the Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) National Adoption Scorecard. Find out what the report says about the state of ePA adoption, the benefits that can accrue when converting from a paper-based prior authorization process, and the impact on minimizing prescription abandonment and administrative waste.
The most widely implemented version of the NCPDP SCRIPT standard, 10.6, builds on the success of e-prescribing by enhancing certain data segments, one of which is the Observation (OBS) segment. In this roundtable conversation, four experts offer some background on the OBS segment and how it’s being put to use within both prescriber and pharmacy practice.
Currently the FDA is collecting comments for a Federal Register notice to amend labeling regulations to make electronic distribution of prescribing information for healthcare professionals the norm. Drug manufacturers have been in support of the change since it will save them money from printing the inserts, but others are concerned the public health could be affected when Internet access is not available.
If you are running a pharmacy point-of-sale (POS) system, you are most likely collecting data that can be of great value to increasing store performance by helping you make educated decisions. Epicor Senior Product Manager Keith Lam talks with ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood about the newest features and trends to look for in POS business intelligence.
In this interview, McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS) Vice President of Strategic Marketing Stacey Irving and McKesson Vice President of Business Development and Strategy Eyad Farah talk with ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood about the results of a study commissioned to look at the emerging trends in patient adherence.
David Yakimischak talks about a new area that Surescripts is now entering: facilitating electronic prior authorizations, outlining just what the challenges, the state of standardizing and digitizing the process, and how pharmacy will see benefits.
Craig Ford, SVP of sales for pharmacy and government at solutions at Health Market Science, talks with ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood about the critical areas of the 2015 CMS Call Letter and the trends that are impacting pharmacy’s efforts to maintain prescriber records and submit payable claims.
Once again, community pharmacy has been asked to stretch, bend, and flex as the healthcare industry continues to experience dramatic change. Just as it has done in years gone by, community pharmacy has responded. We’ve seen community pharmacy positively transform the status quo of healthcare across the nation by building healthier, more adherent patient communities.
Catalyst Healthcare President Alison Yesilcimen talks about the state of pharmacy's use of technology to track important adherence and outcomes metrics and support clinical and patient data exchange, as well as compliance packaging services impact.
Exclusive Web Content | The Adherence Advantage: SynMed Automation Gives Flexibility in Multidose Dispensing [Part 3 of 3]
In this final installment with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, Synergy Medical founder Jean Boutin shares the reaction from pharmacists who have installed the multidose packaging automation, SynMed, as well as plans for the company over the next six months. Third of three parts.
Exclusive Web Content | The Adherence Advantage: SynMed Automation Gives Flexibility in Multidose Dispensing [Part 2 of 3]
In this segment on the multidose filling system by Synergy Medical, founder Jean Boutin explains to ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood the system’s unique position and dispensing trays employed by the system; the interface with pharmacy management systems; and the factors that drive automation and pharmacists should consider when evaluating automated packaging systems. Second of three parts.
McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation High Volume Solutions VP of Sales Joe Tammaro gives ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood his perspective on what pharmacies are doing with central fill and what questions you should be asking if you are looking to get started with it.
TCGRx SVP of Sales and Marketing Matt Noffsinger gives ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood his perspective on what pharmacies are doing with central fill and what questions you should be asking if you are looking to get started with it.
More from Fairview Pharmacy Services' Kyle Skiermont, Pharm.D., vice president of operations, on how the pharmacy has built its central-fill process flows and logistics.