From The Issue: November/December 2020

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Taxes and Pharmacy Technology: Are You Using Section 179 Wisely?

It’s getting to be the time of year to think about getting your pharmacy’s finances in order for the tax year. If you have not considered it yet, section 179 may offer you an opportunity to reduce or eliminate the Federal tax liability for the year, if you’ve made or still plan to make a […]

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Taxes and Pharmacy Technology: Are You Using Section 179 Wisely?
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Ensuring Trust in the COVID-19 Vaccine: Adverse Event Monitoring and Analysis

COVID-19 has been (and continues to be) the great disruptor. It has driven the relaxation of regulations to allow cross-state practice by healthcare professionals, a decade worth of telemedicine advancements in six months, and pharma’s new perception as a critical player in public health. Now, might the impending COVID-19 vaccine drive the development of systems that allow pharmacies to submit adverse event data related to the vaccine in an efficient manner that integrates with existing workflow?

The FDA Launches a Digital Center of Excellence

The FDA sent out a recent update announcing the formation of a Digital Health Center of Excellence. The goal of the Digital Health Center is to “Empower stakeholders to advance health care by fostering responsible and high-quality digital health innovation.”

Predictions for Pharmacy In 2021

Our predictions for pharmacy in 2021? COVID-19 Vaccine(s) will be approved and distributed and pharmacists will play a major role in administration. More definitive 340B guidance will be announced. USP compounding regulations could go into effect.

What A Year!

2020 was a year we are not likely to forget, thanks to COVID. What we have is a new normal that is affecting our daily lives. And pharmacy will be pivotal in administering a vaccine when one is available. Pharmacy is qualified and ready.

Prescription Benefit Solution Improves Adherence and Refill Rates

Priyank Patel, owner of three pharmacies in the New York City area, wanted to speed up checking when a patient’s medication was not covered by a plan’s benefit or was prohibitively expensive. A technology enthusiast, Patel looked to a new, real-time Surescripts interface to his PrimeRx pharmacy system from Micro Merchant Systems.

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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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The Pharmacy Technology Driving Success in 2021

A Look at the Results of a ComputerTalk Survey on What’s Ahead in the Coming Year

Despite a tumultuous and challenging 2020, there is a great deal of optimism for the coming year among pharmacy technology vendors, with most planning to fire on all cylinders in bringing new products and interfaces to market and growing to better serve pharmacies. Our year-end survey forms the basis of this story taking a look at what the key issues, technologies, and goals will be for the coming year.

Accuracy Was Number One When Choosing a New Robot

Switching to a new system can be daunting, especially when the old prescription-counting system had been in place for almost two decades. For Ron Strickland, R.Ph., owner of Lincoln Pharmacy in Lincoln, Ala., the number-one need was accuracy.

Prescription Benefit Solution Improves Adherence and Refill Rates

Priyank Patel, owner of three pharmacies in the New York City area, wanted to speed up checking when a patient’s medication was not covered by a plan’s benefit or was prohibitively expensive. As a pharmacy technology enthusiast, Patel looked to a new, real-time Surescripts pharmacy software interface to his PrimeRx pharmacy system from Micro Merchant Systems.

Patient Relationship Management and the Future of Pharmacy

When pharmacy software and technology close the loop on data, providing better business intelligence within the pharmacy system, pharmacists have an easier time with their patients. In this interview with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, Speed Script’s CEO Chuck Welch explains how patient relationship management (PRM) is the future of pharmacy.

Applying Data to Clinical Decisions: AI and Pharmacy in 2021

Advances in AI and decision support and amplify the opportunities for pharmacists to practice at the top of their license. In this interview American Society of Consultant Pharmacists CEO Chad Worz, Pharm.D., BCGP, talks about where he sees pharmacy technology playing a role in pharmacy this coming year.

Starting from Scratch: Fulfilling a Dream of Ownership

While it’s no secret that community pharmacy is a competitive business, there are still entrepreneurs who have the desire to start a pharmacy from scratch. This was the case for Keith and Deborah Hersey, who developed a business plan for their year-old Hersey Pharmacy that is adding valuable services for their Durham, N.C., community.

Plus…

Publisher’s Window | What a Year!

Technology Corner | Ensuring Trust in the COVID-19 Vaccine: Adverse Event Monitoring and Analysis

Viewpoints | Predictions for 2021

Catalyst Corner | The FDA Launches a Digital Center of Excellence

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