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From The Issue: January/February 2022

Podcast: Adopting Cutting-edge Secure Messaging In Pharmacy

Hear from RedSail Technologies Director of Platform Components Louie Foster about secure messaging and secure chat. Listen now to find out what these messaging tools have to offer pharmacies and where Foster sees us on the adoption curve for each.

Check Out Our Pharmacy Technology Buyers Guide

Click the button to jump to the Buyers Guide with vendor listings and quick reference tables to compare vendors and easily find out which offer the pharmacy software features and services you are looking for.

In The January/February 2022 Issue

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Mining Gold in Healthcare Data

The pharmacy and healthcare data is that resides in a given health IT system, whether it be in an electronic health record system used by physicians, or in a pharmacy management system, is incredibly valuable. New efforts are being made to make the most of it.

Headlines Point to Continued Pressure on Pharmacy

Pharmacist shortages and pharmacy technician shortages combined with increased demand for COVID-19 boosters are causing the perfect storm, and stress levels in the pharmacy are higher than ever with potentially detrimental outcomes for patients.

Rethinking the Pharmacy Business Model

Walgreens and CVS have been in the news recently, as both have announced changes in their corporate strategies concerning their retail pharmacy locations. Whenever big changes are announced by industry leaders, it causes us to hypothesize why these changes are being made and what impact they may have on the rest of the retail pharmacy industry. Here's a review of these recent retail pharmacy developments.

­Digital Health Happenings in the Pharma Industry

Digital health is experiencing remarkable enthusiasm and growth. Telehealth is one digital health technology undergoing an accelerated rate of adoption, largely due to the pandemic. There are others worth following. Here are a variety of initiatives for readers to explore.

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Increasing pharmacy revenue

3 Ways Pharmacies Can Generate Additional Revenue

Fighting shrinking margins at your pharmacy? Consider expanding to include products and services that require little to no third-party involvement. Learn how robust, user-friendly pharmacy software from BestRx can help stores efficiently manage many other revenue-generating services, beyond prescription sales. 

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...

Lessons Learned: Opportunities in COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment

Michael Ganio, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP and senior director, pharmacy practice and quality at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, talked about the progress in vaccine administration, the development of better communication between health departments and patients, and how all the bumps in the road of this vaccine rollout will make the process easier in the future.

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Cover Story | Communicate and Collaborate: Making Your Pharmacy The Hub

The communication and collaboration tools available today give pharmacy owners the ability to connect not just with staff, but with providers and patients as well. Here we’ll take a look at the core communications tools at three pharmacies, and find out how they are
deploying them.

Plus | Now Hear This: Adopting Cutting-edge Pharmacy Messaging

In a preview of a ComputerTalk podcast interview, RedSail Technologies Director of Platform Components Louie Foster talks about the
state of adoption of the latest pharmacy messaging types.

Pharmacy Forward | Key to Health-System Pharmacy? Be Flexible and Adaptable

From implementing a meds-to-beds program to serving hospital employees, the outpatient pharmacy at Hackensack Meridian Health has taken every opportunity to demonstrate its value to the health system.

Feature | Care Collaboration: Pharmacy Technicians Partner for the Patient’s Outcome

by Christine Cline-Dahlman, B.F.A., C.Ph.T

As pharmacy evolves to a clinical model away from primarily dispensing, the need for trained staff to support programs and communicate with patients is clear. Technicians are in a key position to do this, and with new training and certification programs available, there isn’t a better time to support technicians in taking on new roles.

Feature | Pharmacy Software at the Center of Success

Samson Mekonnen, business operations manager at Vibrant Care Pharmacy — which serves assisted living facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, adult residential facilities, group homes, and specialty behavioral health centers — has made it his mission to ensure that his pharmacy runs as many processes as possible from its central dispensing system.

Publisher’s Window | Mining Gold

Technology Corner | Digital Health Happenings in the Pharma Industry

Viewpoints | Rethinking the Pharmacy Business Model

Catalyst Corner | Headlines Point to Continued Pressure on Pharmacy