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January/February 2015

George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Conventions Are Coming

A new year is upon us. Soon we all will be getting meeting notices: conventions, alumni reunions, CE meetings, etc. I have been to an awful lot of these gatherings and the different roles I've taken have given me different perspectives.

A History Lesson

The evolution of technology has been a major newsmaker over the years, as evidenced by Bloomberg Businessweek's recent 85th anniversary issue.

Provider Status and the Electronic Health Record

With the new year, we want to start with what we have seen in 2014 and then look ahead for this year. 2014 was a critically important year for pharmacists, in the form of H.R. 4190, the legislation that is poised to bring provider status to pharmacists.

The Future of Credit-Card Security

Retail Management Solutions CEO Brad Jones talks with what’s in store for community pharmacies preparing for the rollout of EMV chip-based security in credit cards.
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Predictions for 2015

As we begin a new year, we decided that an annual forecast of market changes would be in order. What follows is what we believe will have the greatest impact on pharmacy this year.

Solving the Claims Management Puzzle: Protecting Patients and Revenue

Pharmacies are required to successfully navigate a complex set of rules unequaled in almost any other business environment, simply to ensure that their patients get the medications they need and the pharmacy earns the revenue it deserves. Not surprisingly, technology plays a prominent role in helping create a smooth and efficient dispensing flow.

Proof of Concept: Compliance Packaging at Retail

The Fettman brothers had a vision to take Davies Drugs in a new direction. They saw compliance packaging for their retail patients as a way to create a service niche. Find out how their vision has yielded results and put them out on the leading edge of adherence management.

Technology In-store Gives Pharmacists Time for Community, Patients

Jack Dunn and Frank Iannarone were honored by the National Community Pharmacists Association during its 2014 Annual Convention. Here’s a look at the technology that enables each to run a successful business.