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From The Issue: May/June 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 May/June 2022 Issue

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Reaching Across Borders with The International Pharmaceutical Federation

My interest in international pharmacy started as a student at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and grew through a membership in The International Pharmaceutical Federation, or FIP.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Successes and Failures

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, OR AI, has been garnering a lot of press on how it is being applied in healthcare and there are a lot of technology companies investing in AI. The field is not without it's challenges though.

The Pharmacist Will See You Now… and Treat You Now, Too

The U.S. government now considers pharmacy a prominent player in the delivery of healthcare, as evidenced by the recently announced “test to treat” initiative.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices: A Growing Area of Digital Therapeutics

Among the most popular digital therapeutics devices are those for the management of diabetes, known by their commonly used name, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. CGM systems consist of a sensor, transmitter, receiver, and software.

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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 | 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.

Publisher’s Window | Artificial Intelligence

Technology Corner | Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices: A Growing Area of Digital Therapeutics

Viewpoints | The Pharmacist Will See You Now and Treat You Now, Too

Catalyst Corner | Reaching Across Borders