From The Issue: July/August 2020

Podcast

Gaining An Edge: Point-of-Sale Systems for Multi-Location Pharmacy

In this podcast with Retail Management Solutions’ Brad Jones we learn how a point-of-sale system can give your multiple location pharmacy an edge by centralizing reporting, driving front-end profits, and saving money on payment processing. Plus, how and why to think like a large retailer when you are approaching point-of-sale systems.

Check Out Our Pharmacy Technology Buyers Guide

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Beyond COVID-19: Potential Impacts of the Pandemic on Pharmacy

It is the middle of summer, and our attention should be focused on upcoming vacations, extended trips to spend time with family, or even...

Six Things Every Pharmacist Should Know About CPESN Networks

Part one of a two-part series on the success of the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks, a program that allows a pharmacy of any size to expand its scope of practice and open doors to new revenue streams.

Pharmacy PLUS Technology Blog

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...

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.

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2020 Chain Market Report

In our annual survey of the chains we find that technology-based solutions have become more important than ever. Despite the disruption the coronavirus has caused, pharmacy and its technology partners appear to have weathered this unprecedented event, and continue to invest in technology solutions to increase the efficiency of the workplace.

Boosting IVR’s Benefits

A robust IVR system is a given in busy pharmacies today, and when it’s integrated with a phone and pharmacy system there are additional benefits. Erich Cushey, co-owner of a three-store chain, shares how his IVR system has allowed his pharmacy to grow.

Six Things Every Pharmacist Should Know About CPESN Networks

by Bruce Kneeland
The Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESN), primarily directed toward small-chain and independent community- based pharmacies, is having a ripple effect on the profession by successfully expanding the scope of pharmacy practice and opening doors to new revenue streams. In this first of a two-part series, learn the six things every pharmacist should know about the program.

Clinical Services in the Pharmacy During COVID-19

by Ghada Abdallah, R.Ph.
Pharmacies have been identified as essential healthcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis, and with new guidelines from state associations, providing immunizations could become an essential function of pharmacy when a vaccine becomes available in the near future.

Competing on Convenience, Winning Customer Loyalty in the Digital Age

by John King
Retail pharmacy, while front and center in many communities, still needs to address customer convenience to remain competitive. With the increasing ease and speed of mobile connections, learn the key emerging technology trends that pharmacy owners can leverage to thrive in an increasingly digital age.

Think Fast: Keeping Up with Drug Price Data

ComputerTalk’s Will Lockwood checks in with Trygve Anderson, Elsevier VP of commercial pharmacy, about drug price analytics and the dynamics of drug price data.

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