From The Issue: January/February 2020

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Micro Merchant Systems PrimeRx Pharmacy Software

Value-Add Interfaces Worth the Investment

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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

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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...

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