From The Issue: July/August 2019

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Lack of Access to Pharmacies Impacts Adherence

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary’s estimated that national health expenditures may reach $6 trillion...

Impact of Biologic and Biosimilar Naming Suffixes

THE FDA’S FINAL GUIDANCE on “Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products Guidance for Industry” requires the use of a four-character suffix on all original biologics...

The Last One

I have been writing this column since 1985, and I have enjoyed writing it and receiving occasional comments from readers. However, the premises that...
Speaker Brad Kile, center, gave a legislative update

QS/1 2019 Customer Conference

The 2019 QS/1 Customer Conference brought customers from around the country to Hershey, Pa., to learn about system enhancements and get inspired by fellow...
Tracking Health with Wearables

Remote Patient Monitoring: Pharmacy‘s Future?

THE ADVENT OF MULTIPLE DEVICES using Bluetooth technology to sync with a user’s smartphone has led to the widespread adoption of the internet of...

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Ghada Abdallah R.Ph.

Clinical Services in the Pharmacy During COVID-19

Pharmacist Ghada Abdallah discusses the need for pharmacies to embrace a role as providers of COVID-19 testing and the role that building a strong immunization program is going to play in ongoing pharmacy-based pandemic response.

How BestRx Pharmacy Software Is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing, BestRx is working diligently to help pharmacies stay safe, while providing the best care to their patients. In the last few weeks, we have rolled out a few features in response to the pandemic.Telehealth For PharmacyBetween social distancing and patients requesting delivery or...

Deploying Pharmacy Technology in the COVID-19 Response 

The industry continues its tremendous response to support pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association) town hall calls, resources from organizations like CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network) and the Avant Institute, or practical and continued support from your pharmacy vendor, the message is...
Pharmacy Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Pharmacy and AI: What The Buzz Around Artificial Intelligence Means

In this interview with Ram Subramanian, chief technical officer at PerceptiMed, we dive into what artificial intelligence (AI) really is, what separates robust AI from gimmicks, and how pharmacies can be deploying AI to solve everyday tasks in the workflow. Plus learn more about how PerceptiMed is using AI in...
Micro Merchant Systems PrimeRx Pharmacy Software

Value-Add Interfaces Worth the Investment

The January/February 2020 issue of ComputerTalk took a look at the power of interfaces, and what was clear is that the value these tools can offer pharmacies really depends on what the pharmacist wants to accomplish -AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START-(you can read the story here).-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-That potential to add value to the pharmacy...
The Avant Institute is hosting two free webinars this week in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Free Webinars for Community Pharmacists on COVID-19 Testing, Telehealth

The Avant Institute is hosting two free webinars this week in response to the coronavirus crisis. The first is COVID-19 Testing & Independent Community Pharmacy on March 31 at 8 p.m. EST. The second is The Role of the Pharmacist in Telehealth and Remote Clinical Services on Wednesday, April...

COVID: As Crisis Grows Pharmacy Responds

ComputerTalk is based in Blue Bell, Pa., about 45 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. This area has been on stay-at-home orders for at least a week, and I’m sure many others are starting to experience this “new normal.” Pharmacy owners too are facing a new normal as one of...