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The ASAP Connection

ONE OF THE HALLMARKS of the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP), in addition to its pioneering work in setting the reporting standard for...

In the Works: Major Change to the NDC Number

It may not be exciting or cutting-edge except to those of us in information technology, but the pharmaceutical supply chain and pharmacy profession’s operations...

Partnering to Educate Future Pharmacists

We both have young children. In the months leading up to their arrival, well-intentioned family and friends generously shared their advice and the experiences...

Miscellaneous Things to Ponder: Hospitals, Anxiety, and Amazon

Hospitals (Patient’s View)In the last few weeks I have spent time in a couple of hospitals. Once for me and a couple of times accompanying...

2018 NCPA Annual Conference

The National Community Pharmacists Association held its 2018 Annual Convention in Boston, Mass. Check here for news from the convention. Also, check for session slides and...

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Level Up: Patient-Centric Programs Key to Future of Pharmacy 

The message was clear during the QS/1 panel at the PDS Super Conference featuring customers Jason Turner and John Pugh: Scaling up programs that support a patient-centric pharmacy practice is not only doable, it’s the best way to guarantee that independent pharmacy will succeed in the future.

Flip the Pharmacy: A Fundamental Change for Community Pharmacy

In June 2019, the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) and the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) announced a new dynamic program, Flip the Pharmacy (FtP). The goal of FtP is to provide the scale to “flip” pharmacy from a professionally unsustainable, point-in-time, prescription-level practice model to a professionally sustainable, longitudinal, patient-level practice model.

Keeping It Personal While Keeping Safe: Pandemic Response and Your Pharmacy POS System

Pharmacies are finding standard practices are being upended. In order to keep patients and staff safe, the transaction workflow must change to accommodate “social distancing.” A speedy transaction is more appreciated than ever. Your POS system can help with the efficiency. But you’re still the ingredient that makes it personal. Here are some ideas.

Key Features that Power Pharmacy Workflow Efficiency

With pharmacies being busier than ever these days, we polled system vendors and users to find out which software feature or application used increases operating efficiency. From developing new workflows to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to revising steps to meet new business demands and goals, from how automation can impact workflow to how to work with your vendor to fine tune your pharmacy operations – Here’s what we found.

Simple Technology Fits Today’s Urgent Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that already busy pharmacies have seen big spikes in Rx volumes and a need for capital improvements and staff expansion that were not in the 2020 strategic plan or budget. Find out how three pharmacies found Kirby Lester KL1 counting technology is a plug-and-play solution to address these issues.