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.

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In The January/February 2022 Issue

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Community Pharmacy Holding Its Own

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) held one of the first “live” pharmacy events last month with the return of its annual meeting in October. The association released its 2021 NCPA Digest at the event, and findings show community pharmacy holding its own despite continued challenges.

Prognostications for 2022

As we approach the end of the year, we look forward to a post-pandemic 2022 and the return to a normal life. There are many entities and market sectors that benefit from prolonging the pandemic. However, our take is that most of the public is ready to move on, and the continued reopening of stores and businesses is expected. We expect most 2021 trends to continue in 2022, with a few twists and turns based on political decisions made in Washington.

An Interesting Year

2021 turned out to be a year with interesting developments. Top of the list is the chip shortage, which has really affected the auto industry. And in 2021 we saw the emergence of synthetic biology, with a few synthetic biology companies going public during the year.

Building an Effective SMS Campaign for Health Behaviors

SMS nudges can be an approach to influencing decision-making through how choices are presented to patients and how the various presentation methods can impact actual decision-making to encourage health behaviors that influence health or mortality.

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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.

Resilience and Innovation: RedSail Technologies’ Next-Gen Vision

Kraig McEwen, CEO of RedSail Technologies, LLC, spoke with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood about the company’s vision for the independent pharmacy market as its portfolio increases to include three major software players. With a long background in healthcare technology, McEwen sheds light on the importance of scale for independent pharmacy, as well as innovative technology platforms that respond to the healthcare trends toward value-based care.

The ROI of your Pharmacy Management Software During COVID-19

Stuck with clunky software, outdated technology, and limited integration? Is your pharmacy management system is simply holding you back at a time when your patients need you most? Learn how your pharmacy management solution should keep up during COVID-19 and that there is an ROI to switching to a better solution.

Pharmacies Have the Vaccines, But Do They Have the Time?

With a newfound focus and pressure on pharmacies and pharmacists as frontline healthcare providers, the industry needs to ensure these pharmacies are equipped to handle such demand. How can pharmacists streamline operations, reallocate their staff, and put a focus on immunization efforts? Pharmacy automation.

KL1Plus Automation Advances Community Hospital Pharmacy Programs

A major contributor to the success of Memorial Hospital’s outpatient pharmacy expansion is also the smallest and simplest: a Kirby Lester KL1Plus verification-plus-counting device for prescription verification and counting.
COVID-19 Vaccine 1st and 2nd Dose Scheduling

The Drive for Global Vaccination: Pharmacy’s Role in Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic

TRHC's Farah Madhat and Robert Alesiani on the tools community pharmacies are deploying to support the unprecedented efforts to roll out COVID-19 vaccines. From patient scheduling and intake to second-dose management, reporting, and community education, learn about how pharmacists are making it all work.

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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 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