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Pharmacy Voices is content from ComputerTalk‘s regular columnists, as well as from contributors from around the industry.

Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Catalyst Corner: 2017 – An Interesting Year

Today, as the new year begins, I found it interesting to scan some of the top healthcare- and pharmacy-related stories for 2017. Modern Healthcare...

Health-System Pharmacy Evolution: An Expanded Role for Med Reconciliation

Practice settings across healthcare are finding value in expanding the pharmacy’s role, and health systems are no exception. In this interview with Carolinas HealthCare...

Industry Insider with Kevin Welch: Focus as the First Step to Success

Integra LTC Solutions and QS/1 President Kevin Welch talks with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood about his new role as CTO of J M Smith Corporation...

George’s Corner: Marijuana (Oops: Cannabis)

Some musings on perhaps the most popular Schedule I, legal in some states, illegal in the United States, drug. Full disclosure: I am a Californian....

Technology Corner: May the Phorce Be with You

In our last column from 2017, "The Quantified Baby," we indirectly highlighted how the consumer electronics market can become a go-to source for health-related...

The Quantified Baby

Not only do baby-tracking apps make it easy to capture every aspects of baby’s life, they also make it extremely easy to share baby’s data with all caregivers. In fact, it is automatic. Once you set your first caregiver account on one of these apps, you can then invite and authorize additional caregivers.
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Training Support with a New Technology Solution

A recent Wall Street Journal article by Heather Haddon described how “Grocers Imagine the Store of the Future.” It was an excellent article outlining how technology will improve the customer experience by customizing ads, deploying staff to cash registers based upon store traffic monitored via infrared sensors, and apps that take recipes and populate grocery shopping lists. Undoubtedly there is applicability to retail pharmacy management.
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Technology: Friend or Foe?

The more I read, hear, and see, the more I realize that the technology available to us can indeed have consequences we did not anticipate.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Health Insurance Is an Oxymoron

Insurance covers a loss up to a pre-agreed total amount. Automobile insurance covers up to the total value of your car. Home insurance maxes out at the total value of the home. Life insurance pays out at a pre-agreed amount. Both the insured and the insurer know at the outset what the maximum payout can be. This cannot be done with healthcare
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Are You Ready for the DQSA?

The Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) was signed into law on Nov. 27, 2013. The purpose of the DQSA is to address issues related to drug compounding oversight, and incorporates a national prescription drug “track and trace” system inclusive of standards for prescription drug wholesale distributors and third-party logistics (3PL) providers. It amends the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).