From The Issue: September/October 2022

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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 September/October 2022 Issue

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Understanding the FDA’s Plans To Increase NDC Length

The FDA is proposing to change the NDC to 12 digits in length, with three distinct and consistent segments and one uniform format. Additionally, the FDA is proposing to revise the drug product barcode label requirements.

Supporting Patients’ Use of Their Smartphone for mHealth

mHealth requires patient proficiency with smartphones and apps. A patient with greater smartphone proficiency can engage the pharmacy in new ways, accessing resources the pharmacy has already made available online and/or in an app.

Pharmacists + Technology = Patient Care Progress

Pharmacy teams are expanding their role in advancing patient care. Two examples can be seen in the progress of the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) and Flip the Pharmacy, which aims to ‘flip’ community-based pharmacies to a model of longitudinal and patient-level care processes.

Managing Pharmacy Outcomes

As pharmacy moves beyond just dispensing prescriptions in the services it provides, the value of the pharmacist increases, including by being more active in recent years in helping people manage their medications to improve outcomes.

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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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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.

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Cover Story | The Opportunity in Long-term Care Pharmacy

The latest technology to best equip pharmacy to provide the highest service levels wherever patients reside. Our annual long-term care cover story highlights the success of pharmacists who have implemented technology that supports a focus on the patient and provides services that meet the needs of their facilities.

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More LTC Content: Product Selection and Drug Pricing in Long-term Care Pharmacy

A New Medical-at-Home Model in Community Pharmacy

Direct Access | Integra: Giving Pharmacies a Leg Up in the LTC Market

Integra is a company that introduced more efficient communications between pharmacies and long-term care (LTC) facilities through electronic exchange of documents. The company then went further in bringing better control over deliveries to the facilities. Bob Bates, president of Integra and QS/1, talks to ComputerTalk Publisher Bill Lockwood about how the company is continuing to help pharmacies do a better job in serving LTC facilities.

Direct Access | Transaction Data Systems: Taking Pharmacy to the Next Level

In this interview with ComputerTalk Publisher Bill Lockwood, Jude Dieterman, CEO of TDS, talks about what his company is doing to advance pharmacy’s role in healthcare by putting their client’s needs at the forefront of the solutions they develop to address compliance, clinical care, and reimbursement.

Feature | Vaccinations — Catalyst for Technology Upgrades

by Christine Cline-Dahlman, B.F.A., C.Ph.T-Adv As independent pharmacies became leaders in administering COVID-19 vaccinations over the past two years, technology gives technicians the ability to have a more active role in the patient experience.

Feature | Dispenser DSCSA Compliance — Common Questions

by J. Randall Hoggle, B.Pharm., D.Ph., M.B.A. Part III of this series on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) addresses two common questions that dispensers ask: Who will be policing DSCSA compliance on Nov. 27, 2023, and what are the options for being compliant?

Publisher’s Window | Managing Outcomes

Technology Corner | Supporting Patients’ Use of Their Smartphone

Viewpoints | Understanding the FDA’s Plans for NDCs

Catalyst Corner | Pharmacists + Technology = Patient Care Progress