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Carepoint®

CarePoint helps you manage your pharmacy business with GuardianRx™, a system that helps customize, simplify and automate workflow, enhance patient care, increase profitability, and improve patient safety and outcomes. GuardianRx™ is more than a system that dispenses prescriptions and prints labels. View the full listing to learn more.

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The ROI of your Pharmacy Management Software During COVID-19

Stuck with clunky software, outdated technology, and limited integration? Is your pharmacy management system is simply holding you back at a time when your patients need you most? Learn how your pharmacy management solution should keep up during COVID-19 and that there is an ROI to switching to a better solution.

Pharmacies Have the Vaccines, But Do They Have the Time?

With a newfound focus and pressure on pharmacies and pharmacists as frontline healthcare providers, the industry needs to ensure these pharmacies are equipped to handle such demand. How can pharmacists streamline operations, reallocate their staff, and put a focus on immunization efforts? Pharmacy automation.

KL1Plus Automation Advances Community Hospital Pharmacy Programs

A major contributor to the success of Memorial Hospital’s outpatient pharmacy expansion is also the smallest and simplest: a Kirby Lester KL1Plus verification-plus-counting device for prescription verification and counting.
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The Drive for Global Vaccination: Pharmacy’s Role in Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic

TRHC's Farah Madhat and Robert Alesiani on the tools community pharmacies are deploying to support the unprecedented efforts to roll out COVID-19 vaccines. From patient scheduling and intake to second-dose management, reporting, and community education, learn about how pharmacists are making it all work.
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Biden Administration Urged to Enlisted Retired Pharmacists for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Pharmacies' COVID-19 vaccination efforts would get a significant boost by enlisting the services of retired pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. A group of ten pharmacy associations wrote to HHS in early February, seeking permission for pharmacists and technicians who left the workforce within the past five years to be allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
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Have You Met Eyad Farah? New President of Health Mart and Health Mart Atlas

Eyad Farah, a 10-year veteran of McKesson, was named president of Health Mart last October. Farah shares his optimism for the future of pharmacy and his thoughts on why it’s important that pharmacy owners adopt new practice procedures.
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Patient Benefit Plans: Do They Help Independent Pharmacy?

The reimbursement battle between pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) continues stronger than ever. PBMs continue to set predatorial maximum allowable costs (MACs). How has the industry responded to this, and are the responses of any help to independent pharmacies? Explore the benefits and utility of some of the programs.

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.
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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.

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Operational Considerations

The introduction of two vaccines in late 2020, from Pfizer and Moderna, begins the process to hopefully take control of the pandemic and enable life to return to normal. Pharmacists will play a prominent role in the administration of the vaccines. We will focus on the operational challenges likely to be encountered.

Mobile Health Apps and Tools for a New Year

Health and fitness apps, particularly those with video workouts, performed strongly in 2020. Although personal health and wellness have always been important, 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic may have made both mental and physical wellness more important than ever. Apps can provide training and serve as tools for tracking, thereby making target health behaviors easier to do.

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?
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