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

Automation to Transform Your Pharmacy and Create Customer Loyalty

by Thomas E. Hanzel, Pharm.D.With the correct automation solutions, long-term care pharmacies are using key features to customize service, keeping their pharmacies competitive.Today we live in a world that focuses on personalization. Creating a personal customized offering for your residents isn’t only important but essential. Gone are the days...

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...
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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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”