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From The Issue: July/August 2023

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In The July/August 2023 Issue

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Will Fall Bring Another Tripledemic? RSV, Covid-19, Flu Immunization and Pharmacy

Health officials and pharmacy organizations are already gearing up for the fall immunization season at a quick pace. Training has been assigned, and pharmacies are actively setting up flu clinics in anticipation of a highdemand vaccination season after last year’s “tripledemic” of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

What’s It All About? DIR Fees, Part D Maximum Prices, and Pharmacy Survival

The folks in Washington cook up all sorts of regulations for Medicare Part D prescriptions. These put new financial burdens on those responsible for dispensing these prescriptions, namely pharmacies.

Medicare Part D Price Smoothing

An important component of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), out-of-pocket price smoothing for Medicare Part D, is largely flying under the radar. We will explain this component, which is still open for public comment and may change; the final ruling is expected in the spring of 2024

Artificial Intelligence Chatbots: Applications in Healthcare

What are the current use cases and application opportunities for artificial intelligence chatbots such as Chat-GPT and Google's Med-PaLM in healthcare?

Testing Generative Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI is considered a breakthrough in allowing a search on a topic and getting a well-written response. This is clearly another demonstration of how computers are changing our daily lives.

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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.
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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. 

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.

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Cover Story | Managing and Improving Patient Outcomes

ComputerTalk’s special report on managing and improving patient outcomes. We look at what’s successful for pharmacists and the areas where they see opportunity.

Plus… Revenue Opportunities: All in One Place

Alexander Miguel, Pharm.D., chief operating officer for Transaction Data Systems, explains how a new dashboard gives TDS customers quick access to revenue opportunities from clinical services.

Direct Access | Pontem Health Solutions: A Focus on Patient Outcomes

ComputerTalk Publisher Bill Lockwood sits down with Patrick and Eric Davis, who share what drove them to develop Pontem Health Solutions’ Patient Health Flow, patient-management software that empowers pharmacists to overcome barriers in patient care and improve health outcomes.

Direct Access | ASAP: Defining Industry Standards

ComputerTalk Publisher Bill Lockwood talks to Lisa Miller, current president of the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP), about the accomplishments of the organization and the benefit of membership. Lisa is senior director of product operations at Pittsburgh-based SoftWriters.

Feature | Optimization of Artificial Intelligence

by by J. Randall Hoggle, B.Pharm., D.Ph., M.B.A.
Many researchers are evaluating the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) by trying to answer the question “How long before a machine takes over my job and our business?” Most experts hesitate to predict the speed at which AI will change the nature of work. In the case of pharmacy, this will not be the first time new technology has changed how we work.

Publisher’s Window | What’s It All About?

Technology Corner | Artificial Intelligence Chatbots: Applications in Healthcare

Viewpoints | Medicare Part D Price Smoothing

Catalyst Corner | What Will the Fall Bring?