Pharmacy PLUS Technology Blog

How BestRx Pharmacy Software Is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing, BestRx is working diligently to help pharmacies stay safe, while providing the best care to their patients. In the last few weeks, we have rolled out a few features in response to the...

Deploying Pharmacy Technology in the COVID-19 Response 

The industry continues its tremendous response to support pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association) town hall calls, resources from organizations like CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network) and the Avant Institute, or practical...

Pharmacy and AI: What The Buzz Around Artificial Intelligence Means

In this interview with Ram Subramanian, chief technical officer at PerceptiMed, we dive into what artificial intelligence (AI) really is, what separates robust AI from gimmicks, and how pharmacies can be deploying AI to solve everyday tasks in the workflow....

Value-Add Interfaces Worth the Investment

The January/February 2020 issue of ComputerTalk took a look at the power of interfaces, and what was clear is that the value these tools can offer pharmacies really depends on what the pharmacist wants to accomplish -AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START-(you can read...

Free Webinars for Community Pharmacists on COVID-19 Testing, Telehealth

The Avant Institute is hosting two free webinars this week in response to the coronavirus crisis. The first is COVID-19 Testing & Independent Community Pharmacy on March 31 at 8 p.m. EST. The second is The Role of the...

COVID: As Crisis Grows Pharmacy Responds

ComputerTalk is based in Blue Bell, Pa., about 45 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. This area has been on stay-at-home orders for at least a week, and I’m sure many others are starting to experience this “new normal.” Pharmacy...

The Future of Community Pharmacy: Datascan Integrates with CPESN for Developing eCare Plans

While many pharmacists feel they’re at the mercy of the behemoth PBM, there is still hope for each and every community pharmacy. Organizations like CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks) are fighting to bring about industry-wide change. CPESN focuses on patient care services, helping bridge the gap between doctors and pharmacists.

QCompass Podcast Prepping for PDS Super-Conference

QS/1 is hosting a breakout breakfast session at the PDS Super-Conference February 29, 2020. ComputerTalk Magazine's Maggie Lockwood will moderate the popular panel discussion. She talked with QS/1's QCompass Podcast about the importance of the PDS Super-Conference, what participants...

The Benefits of Pharmacy Point-of-Sale System Interfaces

-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START- -AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-What are the key systems that pharmacy POS (point of sale) needs to interact with for full functionality and best ROI (return on investment)?-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START--AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-Pharmacy system integration is a key part of pharmacy point-of-sale functionality. A robust point-of-sale solution allows...

Pharmacies and Yearly Influenza Trends

While flu season starts around October, the flu activity peaks between December and February. Every year 5% to 20% of the U.S. population is affected by the influenza virus with costs associated with direct hospitalization and outpatient visits totaling...