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Tabula Rasa HealthCare

Tabula Rasa HealthCare helps pharmacists to implement personalized medication safety strategies aligned with value-based care. These strategies have been developed for high-risk populations and are documented to improve outcomes. View the full listing to learn more.

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A Pharmacy System that Makes It Easy

Since graduating from pharmacy school, Chrissy Barr, Pharm.D., owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in North Little Rock, Ark., has used the RxMaster system and continues to be impressed by the customer service and the company’s commitment to adding new features.
Pharmacy Immunization Vaccination

Independent Pharmacies: Expanding with Immunizations

Vaccines are severely underutilized in America, especially among adults and high-risk patients. Independent pharmacies can help combat this issue by providing vaccine education and convenient community immunization programs, while expanding their business, promoting well-being of their patients, and having a positive impact on the overall healthcare landscape.
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Applying Data to Clinical Decisions: AI and Pharmacy in 2021

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) CEO Chad Worz, Pharm.D., BCGP, about where he and ASCP see technology playing the biggest role in pharmacy this coming year.

Prescription Benefit Solution Improves Adherence and Refill Rates

Priyank Patel, owner of three pharmacies in the New York City area, wanted to speed up checking when a patient’s medication was not covered by a plan’s benefit or was prohibitively expensive. A technology enthusiast, Patel looked to a new, real-time Surescripts interface to his PrimeRx pharmacy system from Micro Merchant Systems.

Starting from Scratch: Fulfilling a Dream of Ownership

The key for many independents is the ability to customize their stores to reflect their own expertise and interests. For Keith Hersey, Pharm.D., and his wife Deborah, this approach was essential as they have weathered the most unusual of years in which to open their own pharmacy.

Patient Relationship Management and the Future of Pharmacy

When software and technology close the loop on pharmacy data, providing better business intelligence within the pharmacy system, pharmacists have an easier time with their patients. In this interview with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, Speed Script’s CEO Chuck Welch explains how patient relationship management (PRM) is the future of pharmacy.

Accuracy Was Number One When Choosing A New Robot

In early 2020, Strickland began researching for a replacement pharmacy robotic dispenser. He found the newest Kirby Lester model, the KL-SR secure robot, and he found the prescription dispensing accuracy his pharmacy needed.

2021 Pharmacy Outlook: The Vendors Speak

A wide range of pharmacy technology industry executives and experts off their thoughts on the big changes to expect for pharmacy in 2021, what will make the biggest impact in the pharmacy market, and what adds value to the pharmacy and pharmacy technology systems.

Technology Investment Means New Roles for Hospital Pharmacists

Ten to 15 years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to find a hospital’s pharmacy staff sequestered in the pharmacy, conferring with their provider colleagues by phone and focused entirely on dispensing and verifying the medication needs for their hospital. Today, thanks to a web of technology that connects the pharmacy to the hospital, you’re more likely to find pharmacists on the floor supporting providers in their medication decisions, not in the basement.
PrimeRx Surescripts Real-Time Benefit Podcast

[Podcast] PrimeRx™ Surescripts Interface For Real-Time Prescription Benefit

Priyank Patel, Pharm.D., talks in this podcast about his new PrimeRx pharmacy system's interface with Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit, which has cut Rx processing time by 75% by delivering patient-specific benefit and cost information in the electronic workflow.

[VIDEO] Integra CDC COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Weekly Updates

Integra has been running a weekly Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine video series hosted by RedSail Technologies’ Richard Edmund, featuring RedSail Director of Pharmacy Professional Affairs Ed Vess, R.Ph., and OmniSYS Chief Innovation Officer David Pope, Pharm.D., CDE. Vess and Pope have been participating in weekly calls hosted by the CDC.


New Health IT Plan Focuses on the Individual

The federal government’s five-year strategic plan for health information technology (HIT) was released two months ago, continuing efforts toward creating a health system that uses information to engage individuals, lower costs, deliver high-quality healthcare, and improve individual and population health.

Ensuring Trust in the COVID-19 Vaccine: Adverse Event Monitoring and Analysis

COVID-19 has been (and continues to be) the great disruptor. It has driven the relaxation of regulations to allow cross-state practice by healthcare professionals, a decade worth of telemedicine advancements in six months, and pharma’s new perception as a critical player in public health. Now, might the impending COVID-19 vaccine drive the development of systems that allow pharmacies to submit adverse event data related to the vaccine in an efficient manner that integrates with existing workflow?

The FDA Launches a Digital Center of Excellence

The FDA sent out a recent update announcing the formation of a Digital Health Center of Excellence. The goal of the Digital Health Center is to “Empower stakeholders to advance health care by fostering responsible and high-quality digital health innovation.”

Predictions for Pharmacy In 2021

Our predictions for pharmacy in 2021? COVID-19 Vaccine(s) will be approved and distributed and pharmacists will play a major role in administration. More definitive 340B guidance will be announced. USP compounding regulations could go into effect.

What A Year!

2020 was a year we are not likely to forget, thanks to COVID. What we have is a new normal that is affecting our daily lives. And pharmacy will be pivotal in administering a vaccine when one is available. Pharmacy is qualified and ready.