From The Issue: September/October 2020
90-Day Supply: A Growing Prescription Trend?
In this ComputerTalk Podcast, we talk with Eyad Farah, vice president and general manager of Health Mart Atlas, a pharmacy services administration organization (PSAO). Farah discusses a recent phenomenon in community pharmacy, which is a shift from 30-day to 90-day prescription refills. We address the following topics around 90-day fills, in the context of the […]
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LTC: Weathering the Challenges Can Pharmacy Technology Help?
Traditionally, our September/October issue looks at trends in long-term care (LTC). This year the context may be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in interviews with a variety of stakeholders, the foundation of LTC pharmacy — pharmacy systems, interfaces, and automation — has provided the resources to adapt to the new way of servicing facilities, and in some cases, this shift has created improvements that might not have come about otherwise.
COVID-19 Driving Pharmacy Automation
Multidose blisters with automation preparation serve to limit the touches during production and greatly reduce the bedside administration time for the caregiver.
LTC Pharmacy: In It for the Long-Term
Lou Ann Brubaker, president of Brubaker Consulting, talks about the shifts in long-term care and the impact on pharmacies and the pharmacy software they’re using.
Should Technology Be a Priority for Your LTC Pharmacy?
The right technology investment for a long-term care pharmacy can result in value-add services for clients while maintaining,
or even improving, the bottom line. Marc Johnson, key account director for long-term care at AmerisourceBergen, covers the three questions you should ask before integrating a new pharmacy technology solution.
SoftWriters at 20: It Starts with Relationships
As SoftWriters celebrates its 20th anniversary serving long-term care pharmacy, ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood spoke with Tim Tannert, president, about the company’s commitment to its customers and the challenges facing the industry.
Six Things Every Pharmacist Should Know About CPESN Networks
by Bruce Kneeland
The goal to fill more prescriptions is no longer the primary path to success in pharmacy. In this second of a two-part series on CPESN, Bruce Kneeland outlines the training available, how to join a local network, the importance of eCare plans, and the ultimate goal of this program to gain pharmacists provider status.
Long-Term Care: A New Set of Challenges
by Ed Vess, R.Ph., and Paul Baldwin
No sector of the healthcare industry has been more affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than long-term care. As pharmacy adjusts, there are keys to potential success despite this once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether adding immunization programs or clinical services, pharmacy is in a unique position to define its strengths.