Pharmacy Voices

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

Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Prescription Drug Abuse

Pharmacies are at the forefront in addressing the abuse issue. The early PMPs wanted to know what was being dispensed by pharmacies. Fortunately, the pharmacy management system could be programmed to automatically send the file of controlled substances for the required reporting frequency.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

BIO 2013 Reflects on the Top Advances

This decade's top advances in bio-tech, as outlined by Karin Lucas of Biotech Primer.

Our Recommended Approach to Buying Technology

Getting the most out of the ComputerTalk 2013 Retail Buyers Guide when you find a quiet place to look over the product offerings.
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Patient Care

Celebrating the efforts of the system vendors to help pharmacists initiate programs that will encourage adherence to a person’s medication regimen and improve outcomes.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Achieving Recognition and Payment for Services

Continued integration of pharmacy systems into the broader electronic health record and health information exchange infrastructure will be crucial to support the profession’s push for recognition.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Buyer Beware, Seller Prepare

Buying decisions are decisions about the future. Huge changes are about to occur in healthcare delivery and the systems that will be supporting it. Understand as much as you can about what is coming and know that any decisions that you make need to be compatible with that future and your role in that future.
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Telemedicine in Pharmacy

We view this increased online patient contact with healthcare professionals as a huge opportunity for pharmacists to expand their scope of supportive care via telemedicine.