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September/October 2017

Blister Pack Automation for Growth

Checklist for pharmacies considering compliance packaging automation.

Smart Buying on Short-Date Inventory Benefits Bottom Line

Software vendors have combined their areas of expertise to launch an SaaS-based tool that can save any size pharmacy money in inventory purchasing.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Documenting and Sharing Clinical Information — Key to Pharmacy’s Future

Pharmacy has been at the forefront of the electronic exchange of information for years. This industry leadership started with the first electronic claims submission (via “dumb” terminals) decades ago and followed with the advent of electronic prescribing. These efforts have been incredibly valuable for the industry.
Absolute Pharmacy, North Canton, Ohio

Fitting into the Continuum of Care

The plan for growth at Absolute Pharmacy includes increased prescription fill speed and multidose cards, thanks to Synergy Medical automation. Stringent regulations, competitive demands from facilities, and the push to a home-based model all stem from the overall goal to reduce the hospital readmission rate.
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

The Opioid Crisis

PDMPs are becoming very important in addressing the opioid crisis we have in this country. When PDMPs were created, there was little use of the data that resided in their repositories. This has since changed. First, virtually every state requires prescribers and pharmacists to register with their PDMP. Second, many states now require prescribers to check the PDMP before writing an opioid prescription, under certain conditions.
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Amazon: Pharmacy Disrupter or Tough Going?

The mid-May announcement that Amazon plans to enter the pharmacy market was met with many divergent views. While many are convinced that Amazon will be a market disrupter that is too big and savvy to fail, one only needs to remember the Amazon Fire phone to realize that Amazon is not infallible
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Ancient Healthcare Truths

Let us remember that there have always been healthcare providers. Often they were the smartest or most respected, or just learned from their mentors. They had little to go on because there was little knowledge. They were often helping people by just “bending” their minds.

Checklist: Blister Pack Automation for Growth

Blister cards automation can give you competitive advantages. Synergy Medical provided the following checklist when a pharmacy is considering this type of automation and dispensing system.