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Cover Story | Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Pharmacy
Artificial intelligence (AI), or the ability for computers to process and learn from data to make accurate predictions, is shaping up to have a big impact on how we use technology. Here, we’ll hear from Khoa Nguyen, Pharm.D., a clinical assistant professor in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, on the path to AI implementation and the way it will make pharmacy more proactive.
Plus | Putting AI to Work
Teresa Butler, D.Ph., owner of Rx Shoppe in Grove, Okla., has seen benefits in decision-making and workflow from the artificial intelligence brought to her pharmacy through DrFirst’s SmartSuite.
Pharmacy Forward | How the Right PSAO Protects Pharmacy Viability
By Peter Kounelis, R.Ph.
Your pharmacy’s pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO) should prioritize your valuable role in the community (and not just consider prescription volume). There are a few key attributes that should be evident if the organization has your best interests at heart. Here are the three priorities of the right contracting partner.
Feature | What Is DSCSA and What Do Pharmacists Have to Do Today to Comply?
by J. Randall Hoggle, B.Pharm., D.Ph., M.B.A.
The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) has 10 requirements. Here the author reviews the five current requirements that pharmacists need to comply with today.
Feature | Compliance Packaging: A Game Changer
by Maggie Lockwood
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 | Points to Ponder
by Bruce Kneeland
Running a retail pharmacy is tough. But finding ways to build on your position in the community as a healthcare expert can open many doors to new and more profitable services. It has long been said that problems are merely opportunities in disguise. It’s time to take the mask off some of your problems and take advantage of the opportunities they are hiding.