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TTAC at Brandeis University Publishes New Report on PDMP Best Practice Checklist

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are now operational in Guam, the District of Columbia, and all states but Missouri, and established but not yet operational in St. Louis County. Over the past decade, with support from Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and other federal grants, many PDMPs have enhanced their programs to make prescription data more accurate, timely, relevant, and accessible. During this process a number of best and promising practices have been identified, and continue to be identified, many of which PDMPs have adopted to optimize operations and increase their impact.

Integrating and Expanding PDMP Data: Lessons from Nine States

From the PDMP TTAC newsletter: To increase use of PDMPs and to effectively reduce prescription opioid misuse and overdose, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded projects in nine states from fiscal years 2012 to 2016 through its PDMP Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Integration and Interoperability Expansion (PEHRIIE) program. The project states were: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.

Innovation Provides Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience to Binghamton Univ. SOPPS

Innovation, makers of PharmASSIST® pharmacy automation solutions, today announced the company will provide Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) to students enrolled in the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS), starting with the fall class of 2017.

Exhibitors Add Value To IPC Independent Pharmacy Conference

The IPC Independent Pharmacy Conference Trade Show Exposition will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with the industry’s leading vendors. The Conference will take place April 6-9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale and is open to all independent pharmacies.

Alan Turfe to Lead J M Smith Corporation

The Board of Directors of J M Smith Corporation has named A. Alan Turfe as the new CEO and Chairman of the Board, effective March 1, 2017, following the retirement of long-time Chairman and CEO William R. Cobb. Turfe was selected by the board following a nationwide search, and brings a wealth of experience in the life sciences, medical device, e-commerce and automotive industries.

Michael Ziegler Joins FDS, Inc.

FDS, Inc. recently announced that Michael Ziegler has been named Vice President, Product and Client Services. In this role, Ziegler will be responsible for FDS' reconciliation and claims management solutions as well as the EZ-DME Durable Medical Equipment Billing Solution.

CPE and Preceptor Development Conference with W. New England Univ. CoP

he Western New England University College of Pharmacy will hold its seventh annual Continuing Pharmacy Education and Preceptor Development Conference on Thursday, March 16, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Rivers Memorial Hall. The conference is one important way that the College of Pharmacy supports the educational needs of pharmacists in the region.

Capsa Elevates Performance in Healthcare with New Identity and New Technology at HIMSS17

An all-new Capsa Healthcare is at HIMSS17 in Orlando with a new company identity and an evolution of its flagship mobile computing cart. Capsa Healthcare represents the complete integration of the former Capsa Solutions and Rubbermaid Healthcare. As a single organization, Capsa Healthcare is led by a united commitment to elevate the performance of healthcare, every day.

IPC and PACE Alliance Join Forces

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) and Pace Alliance announced today an agreement* to combine their respective buying groups.

Fred’s Pharmacy Announces Senior Management Appointments

Fred’s Inc. has announced three additions to its senior management team. Gregory Froton has been appointed Senior Vice President, Merchandising, General Merchandise and Kimberley Felice-Dooley has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Merchandising – Consumables, both effective immediately. These appointments follow the recent appointment in December 2016 of Steve Wuebker as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain.


Industry Watch [January/February 2016]

ECRS Announces Online Analytical Processing Decision Support System
QS/1 Offers New App, Now EMV Certified
CoverMyMeds Issues New ePA Scorecard, Partners with KeyCentrix
Lagniappe Integrates With Armada Specialty Platform
Creative Pharmacist Partners With PBA Health
NABP PMP InterConnect Adds Three More States
PioneerRx at DSN Summit, Partners With Polyglot
NoviXus Pharmacy Services Implements ANSHealth's ePostRx Pharmacy System

Industry Watch [November/December 2015]

IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics Updates mHealth Apps Study
Surescripts Study: Connected Care and the Patient
Kibry Lester Marks Anniversary
PrescribeWellness Partners with TeleManager Technologies
QS/1 Receives Heartland EMV Certification
TCGRx Introduces New AdherePac Dispensing Unit
Fruth Easing the Burden of Prescription Filling
Epicor Launches Gift and List Registry

Industry Watch [September/October 2015]

Integra Acquired
Investors Take a Position in Medicine-On-Time
QS/1 Adds More System Value
QS/1 Introduces SharpRx: An Interview with Tammy Devine
Speed Script Gains EPCS Certification
Supplylogix Adds Reporting Module
TCGRx Introduces Next-Generation
Yardi Makes Acquisition

Industry Watch [July/August 2015]

NABP Recognizing Importance of PMPs
KeyCentrix Partners with iMedicare
Ateb Forms Community Pharmacy Advisory Board
Innovation Robotic Inventory Control System
Surescripts Processes 6.5 Billion Transactions
Rx Systems Adds New Feature to Eyecon
American Health Packaging's New Unit-Dose Offerings
ASAP Holds Midyear Conference
Study Shows Benefits of Scan Verification, Counting Technology
VUCA Health Partners with PDX

Industry Watch [May/June 2015]

Retail Management Solutions Selected By Independent Pharmacy Cooperative
iAMOS Doctor EPCS New From Mobile MedSoft
Rx Retail Booster New From MillerWhite Marketing
Yardi Announces New Browser-based EHR
Donlon HealthMart Pharmacy Adds RxSafe 1800
WellDyneRx Begins Using ePostRx from AdvanceNet Health Solutions
HBS Introduces Patient Portal
Integra Introduces Audit Assist for DocuTrack
QS/1 Upgrades mobileRx app
ScriptPro Receives 2014 Best in KLAS Award
RxNet Announces New Pricing Service
IH Systems Acquires AmerisourceBergen Technology Group
New Partners for FDS's myDataMart and eNGAGE
Surescripts Collaborates With PDR On CompletEPA
PrescribeWellness and TeleManager Technologies Integrate Platforms

Industry Watch [January/February 2015]

New York EPCS Deadline in Delayed One Year
QS/1 Gains E-Prescribing Certification
Best Computers Selects InfoWerks
Integra Releases DocuTrack 6.0
Kirby Lester Sees Impact of Hydrocodone Reclassification
Retail Management Solutions Endorsed by CARE Cooperative
PioneerRx Now Integrates with MirixaPro
Yardi Launches eMAR for Senior-living Providers
PCCA Forms Preferred Provider Network
Innovation Announces New RxSafe User
Datascan Adds Automated Functionality

Industry Watch [November/December 2014]

WellDyneRx, Inc. Implements ePostRx
Epicor Showcases Eagle N Series at NRF 2015
PrescribeWellness and APCI Expand Partnership
New Interface from Integra
New Patient Research Commissioned by McKesson
Epic Integrates Electronic Prior Authorizations
RxPreferred Benefits Partners with SurgicalMeds
PioneerRx to Support Apple Pay
ScriptPro Awarded Major Contract
Health Information Companies Merge

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Industry Watch [May/June 2014]

IMS Institute Reports on Drug Spending
QS/1 App for iPad Signature Capture
CoverMyMeds Selected by ANSHealth
PCA Pharmacy Finds Advantage with TCGRx Technology
Illinois Pharmacy Benefits from Robotic Storage and Retrieval
New Release from Integra

Industry Watch [January/February 2014]

Aurora Health Care installs ScriptPro Inventory System
HDS Sees Growth with Chains
ICD-10: More Testing Needed, Says WEDI
Integra Expands Product Line
Liberty Software Partners with VUCA Health
Medicare Tools for the Independent Gain Traction
Pharmacy First Offers Reconciliation Service
Publix to Use Ateb Time My Meds
QS/1 Makes Available Wireless Signature Capture
Retail Management Solutions Celebrates 15 Years


Industry Watch [November/December 2013]

The latest pharmacy and technology news from QS/1, Synergy Medical, PDX/NHIN, Cerner Etreby, ScriptPro, SoftWriters, Wingate School of Pharmacy, Integra, Health Market Science, and Innovation.

Industry Watch [September/October 2013]

The latest pharmacy and technology news from SoftWriters, Integra, HBS, PioneerRx, RxMedic, Retail Management Solutions, ScriptPro, Synergy Medical, Prescribe Wellness, OutcomesMTM, and iMedicare.

Industry Watch [July/August 2013]

The latest pharmacy and technology news from Integra, QS/1, Epicor, PDX, Mirixa, Medicine-On-Time, emporos, Kirby Lester, Fruth Pharmacy, mscripts, Surescripts, Kerr Drug, Pharmacy First, NABP, RelayHealth, Digital Miracles, RxMedic, and Healthcare Data Solutions.

Industry Watch [May/June 2013]

The latest pharmacy and technology news from QS/1, ScripPro, Cerner Etreby, Kirby Lester, Shopko, mscripts, PDX, CoverMyMeds, NABP, PrescribeWellness, OutcomesMTM, Surescripts, PQA, CECity, Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Innovation, Rexam, and Integra.

 



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