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From The Issue: May/June 2020

Check Out Our Pharmacy Technology Buyers Guide

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Welcome to the “New Normal”

Many of us may not have imagined the global situation with COVID-19. It is impacting all aspects of our professional and personal lives. Getting accustomed to the “new normal” of social distancing and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic is likely challenging for many Americans.
QS/1 at PDS Time To Level Up

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.

Telepharmacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has significantly impacted the world in many ways and one specific area in pharmacy that is being impacted significantl is telepharmacy. Telepharmacy has the potential to increase healthcare delivery while decreasing viral spread.
Patient-Centric Workflow QS/1

Understanding Patient-Centric Workflow

Randy Burnett, QS/1 senior product manager, PrimeCare and NRx and Zach Princell, Pharm.D., QS/1 assistant product manager on customizing workflow, especially in patient-centric models.
Pharmacy Workflow RxMaster

A Modern Workflow System

Larry Brantley, owner and CEO of RxMaster, Rogers, Ark., explains how he and the staff at RxMaster develop software and solutions to impact the pharmacy operation, part of our May/June Cover Story on Workflow Efficiencies.

Pharmacy PLUS Technology Blog

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

More From The Issue

Key Features that Power Pharmacy Workflow Efficiency: We polled system vendors and users to find out which pharmacy 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 are the pharmacy resource we found.

How Simple Technology Fits Today’s Urgent Needs: This case study tells how two pharmacies found that adding counting technology by Kirby Lester was a simple solution to address spikes in prescription volume.

How you can Keep It Personal While Keeping Safe: Pandemic Response and Your Pharmacy POS System. Here are three ways to keep patients and staff safe while allowing pharmacists to remain the ingredient that makes pharmacy personal.

Tools for Meeting Pharmacy Purchasing Needs During a Crisis. A new multi-wholesaler platform approach automates the ability to shop for the best inventory opportunities, saving time and money.

RedSail Technologies’ Ed Vess discusses what it means to Flip the Pharmacy: A Fundamental Change for Community Pharmacy. Aiming to transform community-based pharmacies, Flip the Pharmacy is a practice model that moves from a dispensing-centric to a patient-centric pharmacy model.

Paul Baldwin on The Sudden Rise of Telehealth. Suddenly, the slow but steady growth in telehealth has been upended by an unprecedented demand for services with the coronavirus. What will be the effect on telehealth in the United States?

More from our columnists: Telepharmacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond; California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): Requirements and Consequences; and Welcome to the “New Normal”