Resources from AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy
AmerisourceBergen is recognizing pharmacies that are working tirelessly on the front lines to ensure their patients continue getting the care they need, even when things are at their most chaotic. They’ve compiled truly inspiring stories from their Good Neighbor Pharmacy and Elevate Provider Network members onto a special Fearless Pharmacy webpage, and have provided downloadable Fearless Pharmacy badges that pharmacies can use on social media and more.
Resources from BestRx Pharmacy Software
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 pandemic. Read about BestRx Pharmacy Software’s latest updates for…
- Telehealth For Pharmacy
- Pharmacies Request Payment By Text Or Email
- Removing E-Signature Requirements
- Pharmacy Delivery And Mail Order A Cornerstone
Resources from FDB
First Databank (FDB), has announced it is providing two free online databases for medical supplies: one for durable medical devices and medical equipment including scarce supplies such as PPE; one for new and emerging drugs that could be used to treat COVID-19. The resource page also has information about COVID-19 test kids.
Resources from DataScan
Resources from Integra
Product Tips: Mevesi Intelligent Business Analytics
Contributed by Amber Moffitt | Product Manager, Mevesi®
At Mevesi, we know COVID-19 has impacted the way you provide service to your customers. We want to help. Our team has built a series of custom reports to help you identify high-risk patients who have refills past due or upcoming refills. We hope this information allows you to provide special accommodations to keep those who are most vulnerable safe. We suggest reaching out to patients identified on the reports to ensure they have a low-risk way to get their medications (e.g., delivery, curbside pickup, or drive through).
Resources from InfoWerks
Free Data Hosting for 90 Days
Supporting community pharmacies during their time of need is the right thing to do. InfoWerks is ready to offering pharmacies 90 days of no-cost hosting for patient data to ensure business continuity. The offer does not include any fees for data access from software providers and pharmacies may need to submit supporting documentation to qualify.
Resources from Kirby Lester
Geoff Dutcher with Capsa Healthcare’s Kirby Lester technology notes that pharmacies across the country are dealing with more 90-day fills or emergency fills, staff absences, home deliveries, and altered workflows to accommodate safety. Yet scripts have to be filled quickly and accurately. In times like this, the simplest tool is the best, he says. The Kirby Lester counter needs no IT connection or training, is simple to clean, and handles higher prescription counts to save time and strain.
Resources from Micro Merchant
Micro Merchant has highlighted PrimeRx pharmacy software social distancing tools, which you can read here. Below is a quick-link list to remote-based features in the system.
Resources from OmniSYS
After the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) authorized pharmacists to administer COVID-19 tests, OmniSYS announced it is providing all pharmacies free access to the OmniSYS Training Center™, which guides pharmacists through all aspects of the process to operationalize COVID-19 testing. Read more here at computertalk.com or visit omnisys.com/covid-19-testing to request access.
Resources from QS/1
Examples of adapting familiar technology to handle this COVID-19 pandemic range from point of sale, to robotics, to communication.
Resources from Parata Systems
Resources from PioneerRx
Read what Jeff Key, PioneerRx President has to say about responding to the epidemic:
“Now more than ever, PioneerRx’s mission to Save + Revitalize Independent Pharmacy is what inspires our team to continuously innovate, so that our pharmacies may do the same. At PioneerRx, we fight for every single pharmacy on the front-line of this crisis.
We have the challenge to help our pharmacies help their patients get the medications they need in a way that reduces the exposure to pharmacy staff and other patients. In addition, we have the challenge to help our pharmacies be in business when this crisis is over…”
Resources from ScriptPro
Resources from SoftWriters
SoftWriters is making it a priority to help customers navigate this new normal, while introducing new ways to manage the demands of the pharmacy, says President Tim Tannert.
Also: Tips and resources as pharmacy adapts new routines in response to COVID:
Resources from Speed Script
Resources from TDS
TDS has launched its business continuity plan to continue to serve customers through the pandemic. The company has enhanced client communications with a weekly update on the state of the business, along with best-practice information and quick reference guides on relevant solutions to the COVID-19 situation, including curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery services, and refill apps, to name a few.
Resources from Tabula Rasa HealthCare
A short Q&A with Farah Madhat, Pharm.D., Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) executive vice president for PrescribeWellness and Sandra Leal, Pharm.D., Tabula Rasa HealthCare executive vice president for SinfoniaRx and president-elect of the American Pharmacists Association.
• What are the COVID-19 tests and why is it notable that pharmacies can offer them?
• What do pharmacists need to know to be able to offer COVID-19 tests?
• Are pharmacies that aren’t currently doing any POC testing able to offer them?
• What does the HHS decision to allow for pharmacies to provide COVID-19 testing mean for pharmacies long-term?
• How can pharmacy look to build on this new avenue for applying clinics skills for patient care?
COVID-19 Testing Kits Available for PrescribeWellness Network Pharmacies
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Corporation® (TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, has announced a partnership with Irvine-based HealthQuest Esoterics, Inc., to support the preparation and delivery of thousands of testing kits for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The testing kits will be available for TRHC’s PrescribeWellness nationwide network of community pharmacies.
Resources From The CDC
Resources From NCPA
NCPA is updating its resource page daily at 9 a.m. ET to make sure community pharmacists have timely information.
How the CARES Act Can Help Improve Cash Flow and How to Act on It
April 2, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
NCPA Pharmacy Tele-townhall - March 22, 2020
COVID-19 Webinar - Addressing Personnel and Safety Issues - March 26, 2020
• Best Practices from CPESN® Pharmacies
• How employers about safety and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• How community pharmacists can care for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Combating COVID-19 in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities.
• Resources to answer questions from your patients and give them guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
Information and Resources on COVID-19 for Pharmacists and the Communities They Serve
• New Updates and Activities
• APhA Working for You
• Public Resources
• What Pharmacists Should Know
American Public Health Association Public Health Newswire
COVID-19 Conversations: A new APHA/National Academy of Medicine webinar series
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
A portal for NACDS members provides media resources,
government links and live data, and more.
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Information
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). More Information.