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From The Issue: November/December 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 November/December 2022 Issue

Pharmacy Forward Video

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Tap into the Power of a Noble Cause

Running a retail pharmacy is hard. Routine tasks need to be done quickly and accurately. Are you tapping into the value of a noble cause as you recruit, train, and retain good employees?

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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 | The Pharmacy Technology Outlook for 2023

ComputerTalk’s annual look at what’s ahead for pharmacy technology

As the industry looks to start a new year, owners and managers will review operations and explore new solutions to support the pharmacy. What are the best ideas for pharmacies looking to hit the refresh button and add to their capabilities in the coming year? Technology vendors share their vision and ideas that can keep community pharmacy vital, relevant, and profitable in 2023.

Pharmacy Forward | A New Vision for Adherence Packaging

ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood interviews Medicine-On-Time’s Rebecca Lambeth, director of product development and customer support, on using adherence packaging to better implement long-term care programs.

Direct Access | SoftWriters: Giving LTC Pharmacies the Tools to Compete

With his company’s focus on long term care pharmacy, Scott Beatty, president of SoftWriters, talks with ComputerTalk Publisher Bill Lockwood about what SoftWriters is doing to give pharmacies a competitive advantage in this market.

Direct Access | Micro Merchant Systems: Making Community Health the Focus

Bill Lockwood, publisher of ComputerTalk, talks with Ketan Mehta, CEO of Micro Merchant Systems, about the new focus of the company that is centered on increasing the value of pharmacists in their communities.

Feature | Tap into the Power of a Noble Cause

by Bruce Kneeland

Give your pharmacy a competitive advantage by cultivating a positive culture that emphasizes making a difference in people’s lives.

Feature | DSCSA: Cost Options for Compliance

by J. Randall Hoggle, B.Pharm., D.Ph., M.B.A.

In the final article of the series on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), learn about the range of cost options to be compliant.

Publisher’s Window | Greed

Technology Corner | The Cures Act and Information Blocking

Viewpoints | A Blank Canvas: Prognostications for 2023

Catalyst Corner | Favorable Trends for Independents

This issue of ComputerTalk is all about creating a culture of value for your pharmacy and increasing the value of your pharmacy in your community through technology improvements and understanding the role of a pharmacist in your community. If you are looking for a competitive edge in the industry and to improve your processes, ComputerTalk is here to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.