Buyers Guide2021

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BestRx Pharmacy Software

BestRx Pharmacy Software offers pharmacy management systems, point of sale, electronic signature capture, mobile delivery, document management, medical billing, pharmacy eCare plans, workflow management, billing automation, immunizations, central reporting, long term care, and inventory management. View the full listing to learn more.

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ONC Sunsets Interoperability Roadmap

Both the 21st Century Cures Act final rule and the new Federal Health IT Strategic Plan will advance interoperability, enhance health IT certification, and reduce the burden and costs in the healthcare system. System providers should access and read the ONC Final Rule on the Cures Act to see what provisions might impact your company and its offerings.

The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Pharmacy?

Pharmacists have been among the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic — first, in coming to work even as everyone else was forced to stay home, so that no one had to go without medications. Pharmacy was designated an essential business. Pharmacists are vaccinating millions of Americans. The question now becomes: Can pharmacists leverage this positive experience to expand, and more importantly, get paid for their clinical services?

Systems Security

Are you devoting the necessary attention to ensure your pharmacy management system — the foundation of operations — is secure? Here's a list of security measures that can be deployed at the pharmacy to keep technology systems and data secure.

Technology Dependency

Not enough recognition is given to the pharmacy technology infrastructure in place. There is a value that should be placed on this in the reimbursements pharmacies receive. But this has not been the case.
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Challenges for Pharmacies with REMS

As REMS (risk evaluation and mitigation strategy) programs grow to include more pharmaceutical product manufactures, wholesalers, and distributors, pharmacies face increased compliance challenges. Learn what to be aware of when ordering drugs in this category.
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Personalized Medicine: A Step Closer with Risk Scores

Adverse drug events (ADEs) have been the fourth leading cause of death over the past decade in the United States. A new study reveals the positive impact the MedWise Risk Score can have on predicting who is at risk.
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So, Now What?

While community pharmacy received deserved accolades for its role in COVID-19 mitigation and vaccination rollouts, there remain obstacles to overcome around practice parameters, reimbursement rates, and other critical issues. Getting involved with state and national associations is an important first step.

Lessons Learned: Opportunities in COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment

Michael Ganio, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP and senior director, pharmacy practice and quality at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, talked about the progress in vaccine administration, the development of better communication between health departments and patients, and how all the bumps in the road of this vaccine rollout will make the process easier in the future.
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Arete Pharmacy Network

Arete Pharmacy Network's competitive portfolio of programs and services is designed to provide your pharmacy with necessary tools and resources to meet the demands of today's regulatory environment. Learn about our cost-efficient package of solutions for compliance, quality, and financial success.

Pharmacy First

Servicing over 2,300 independent pharmacies, Pharmacy First is a solutions resource as well as an informational hub. In addition to our contracting and credentialing services, offered through our PSAO, we offer additional solutions to help your pharmacy remain competitive.

Supporting the Quality and Independence of Community Pharmacies in an Evolving Market

PSAO partnership and support will be more important than ever for community pharmacies in the coming year, as they stay on the front lines of addressing the pandemic and continue to provide services that go beyond their traditional role. Pharmacy First has set the highest standard in the industry as the first and only PSAO to earn URAC accreditation as a Credentials Verification Organization.

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ONC Sunsets Interoperability Roadmap

Both the 21st Century Cures Act final rule and the new Federal Health IT Strategic Plan will advance interoperability, enhance health IT certification, and reduce the burden and costs in the healthcare system. System providers should access and read the ONC Final Rule on the Cures Act to see what provisions might impact your company and its offerings.

The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Pharmacy?

Pharmacists have been among the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic — first, in coming to work even as everyone else was forced to stay home, so that no one had to go without medications. Pharmacy was designated an essential business. Pharmacists are vaccinating millions of Americans. The question now becomes: Can pharmacists leverage this positive experience to expand, and more importantly, get paid for their clinical services?

Systems Security

Are you devoting the necessary attention to ensure your pharmacy management system — the foundation of operations — is secure? Here's a list of security measures that can be deployed at the pharmacy to keep technology systems and data secure.

Technology Dependency

Not enough recognition is given to the pharmacy technology infrastructure in place. There is a value that should be placed on this in the reimbursements pharmacies receive. But this has not been the case.

We Should Be Thankful for Technology

Fortunately, pharmacies use a robust technology platform that keeps them connected with their patient population and insurers, and now steps are being taken to provide this connectivity with other healthcare providers. The technology is largely responsible for pharmacy’s recognition as a main-line health provider player.
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