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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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The Cures Act and Information Blocking

The 21st Century Cures Act contains provisions that address the sharing of health information. Brent Fox explors the information-blocking aspects of the Cures Act that fall under the purview of ONC.

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?

More From Pharmacy Experts

Five Pharmacy Pain Points – And The Technology Solutions That Can Minimize Their Impact

The list of pharmacy pain points is certainly long. But there are solutions. Resources are available to help pharmacists navigate these challenges, most notably including technology-based solutions that can automate workflows and seamlessly perform tasks that used to require chunks of staff time.
Beginning in January 2024 direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees will no longer be collected retroactively. Instead, they will be collected up front, and deducted from reimbursements paid to pharmacies. But during the first few months of 2024, when the new process takes effect, pharmacies face the very serious situation of what can only be seen as a “double whammy” — 2024 DIR fee assessments withheld at the same time that 2023 fees are retroactively assessed. PrimeRx can help.

DIR Fees are Changing in 2024 – Are You Ready?

Beginning in January 2024 direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees will no longer be collected retroactively. Instead, they will be collected up front, and deducted from reimbursements paid to pharmacies. Are you ready?
BestRx Your Pharmacy App 5 Reason Why Your Pharmacy Needs A Mobile App

5 Reasons Your Pharmacy Needs a Mobile App

As consumers continue to move towards an app-dominated lifestyle, your pharmacy will need to adapt and meet patients where they are — on their mobile devices. Here are five reasons your pharmacy needs a mobile app.
The Medical AI Podcast: Health Informatics and AI

The Medical AI Podcast: Health Informatics and AI

Episode 11 of the Medical AI Podcast, in which host Dr Felix Beacher delves into the crossroads of AI and health informatics, guided by expert guest Professor Mark Braunstein, Professor Braunstein shares his expertise in the field of health informatics.
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Pharmacy Revenue Specialty Pharmacy LTC Pharmacy Infusion Pharmacy

Ways for Post-acute Pharmacies to Boost Revenue

Russ Procopio is executive vice president of the post-acute pharmacy team at Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA). In this interview with Will Lockwood, ComputerTalk’s director of editorial content, Procopio discusses ways these pharmacy segments can boost revenue.

Four Ways Technology Can Boost Your Pharmacy’s Services

The writing’s on the wall: technology is revolutionizing the way pharmacies provide services. Fortunately, as a pharmacist, you can take advantage of these advances to improve your services and increase customer satisfaction. At ComputerTalk For The Pharmacist, we always have a finger on the pulse of the pharmaceutical tech...
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. 

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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.