Pharmacy Voices

Level Up: Patient-Centric Programs Key to Future of Pharmacy 

The message was clear during the QS/1 panel at the PDS Super Conference featuring customers Jason Turner and John Pugh: Scaling up programs that support a patient-centric pharmacy practice is not only doable, it’s the best way to guarantee that independent pharmacy will succeed in the future.

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...

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....

A New Interface Creates a Niche to Build Pharmacy Business

Six years ago, Lois, R.Ph., and Kim Koontz, R.Ph., Blue Ridge Pharmacy Midtown owners, noticed the buzz around adherence packaging. Pharmacy owners for 20 years, they were curious about what packaging could do for their pharmacy. They looked at...

Passion and Technology: The Foundation at White’s Pharmacy

Alexandra White, Pharm.D., looks to carry on the pharmacy business and honor her grandfather’s legacy at White’s Pharmacy Inc. in Wiggins, Miss.At eight years old, Alexandra “Alex” White would work Saturdays in her grandfather’s shop, White’s Pharmacy. Each week,...

The Next Big Thing: A Commitment to Community Pharmacy

-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START--AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-END-If you’re a pharmacist looking to improve your pharmacy in 2020, what’s the next big thing? Perhaps it’s starting a med sync program, using eCare plans, or adding a piece of automation. Diana Lischin, R.Ph., owner of Coats Pharmacy...

“Yes, We Can Do That”: A Pharmacy That‘s Patient Focused

Like many community pharmacists, Lucas Smith found a small community, Buena Vista, Colo., where he wanted to work as a pharmacist, and has set down roots. He has moved from pharmacist to owner at Buena Vista Drug, and is...

Customer Service as Pharmacy Development Incubator

With independent pharmacy, owners have to be good at two things: They have to keep up with their pharmacy knowledge so they can be effective at counseling their patients, and they have to develop their business skills to ensure...

Tapping into the CBD Opportunity

These days, you would be hard-pressed to go a few days without hearing about cannabidiol, or “CBD.” In the past few years, the market has expanded exponentially, with recent analysis from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research predicting that...

Social Companion Robots and Medication Adherence

In Disney’s 2014 Animated feature film “Big Hero 6,” Baymax is a personal healthcare companion robot equipped with artificial intelligence (AI). He is programmed with thousands of medical procedures and has medical equipment, such as a defibrillator, built into...