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From The Issue: January/February 2020

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The Future of Community Pharmacy: Datascan Integrates with CPESN for Developing eCare Plans

While many pharmacists feel they’re at the mercy of the behemoth PBM, there is still hope for each and every community pharmacy. Organizations like CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks) are fighting to bring about industry-wide change. CPESN focuses on patient care services, helping bridge the gap between doctors and pharmacists.

Digital Health Storylines to Follow in the New Year

We have witnessed both evolutionary and revolutionary change in the world of health information technology. Much of this change has been positive, while some has led to unintended consequences. In this, the first issue in the 20th year of the new millennium, we devote our focus to recent developments that deserve your attention.

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Four Ways Technology Can Boost Your Pharmacy’s Services

The writing’s on the wall: technology is revolutionizing the way pharmacies provide services. Fortunately, as a pharmacist, you can take advantage of these advances to improve your services and increase customer satisfaction. At ComputerTalk For The Pharmacist, we always have a finger on the pulse of the pharmaceutical tech...

Sonexus Hub Impact in Specialty Pharmacy Patient Journey

In this interview, Luis Portela, director of access and patient support at Cardinal Health Sonexus™ Access And Patient Support, explains how a hub provides clear pathways and tailored solutions to each patient during a treatment journey and why an important part of the care coordination around specialty drugs is communication.

Technology that Powers Pharmacist Role in Clinical Decision Support

Pharmacists’ expertise in clinical decision support is moving front and center to the hospital setting for reducing readmissions and increasing adherence rates. Reaching patients where they are and packaging prescriptions to take home reduce the gap in adherence rates. This is the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team...
Critical Health-System Pharmacy Systems: POS and AI Improve Patient Care

2 Critical Health-System Pharmacy Systems: POS and AI Improve Patient Care

Streamline health-system operations and improve profitability with 2 critical health-system pharmacy systems: POS and AI Improve Patient Care. Achieve goals that were always important to hospital pharmacies, but in the wake of COVID-19’s stresses to the healthcare system, there’s even more of a need to implement digital solutions.

Technology that Drives Innovative Health-System Pharmacy Services

Automation and technology solutions can answer the paramount need in health-system pharmacy for safety and accuracy, as well as improving outcomes. With these aspects automated, health-system pharmacists can practice at the top of their license.

Newest Trends in Pharmacy Delivery Services

There are a variety of barriers to care that pharmacies can help patients overcome. For example, drug costs can be a significant barrier for millions of Americans. Pharmacists can address this barrier by working with prescribers to make appropriate substitutions of lower cost medications. Actually getting into the pharmacy...

Adding CBD to the Front End of Your Pharmacy

CBD and CDB oil are a growing market, and there's no doubt that it will continue to grow in popularity in the years ahead. Adding CBD products to your pharmacy is a great way to tap into this trend and boost your bottom line

In This Issue

The Power of Interfaces: Pharmacies are using tools to boost efficiency, change the patient care model, and improve patient satisfaction. You’ll find out how technology in such areas as multidrug medication review, secure text messaging, will-call bin management, and inventory management are helping these pharmacies meet operational and clinical goals.

Want to know more about SMART on FHIR and CDS Hooks? Check out our podcast with Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s Tom Wilson.

Read up on “Interfaces that Benefit a Point-of-Sale System” by Retail Management Solutions’ Brad Jones

Find from Paul Baldwin out “What Pharmacies Need to Know About Medicare Part A for SNFs
Long-term care pharmacies play a critical role in helping skilled nursing facilities care for their residents and remain compliant with complex Medicare Part A rules. A pharmacy that understands nontherapy ancillary services calculations can help skilled nursing facilities accurately capture all the listed co-morbidities, enhance the resident‘s medication therapy, and ensure that the facility can efficiently serve each resident.

And read Maggie Lockwood on how “A New Interface Creates a Niche to Build Pharmacy Business
Blue Ridge Pharmacy Midtown is excited about the possibilities of its expanding adherence program, thanks to a pharmacy system interface that allowed a move from a cumbersome manual adherence card packaging process to a technology-supported guided card packing system.

More from our columnists: Digital Health Storylines to Follow in the New Year; 2020 Formulary Exclusion Lists — Why All the Changes?; and Flu Fighters: Pharmacists Are a Key Ingredient