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ASAP 2014 Annual Conference

The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) held its 2014 annual conference in January at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.

ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists held its 2013 Annual Meeting & exhibition in Seattle.

News from Liberty Software about Vince Leonard; Ateb about Bjorn Thommesen and Rebecca Chater; Surescripts about Harry Totonis; and InfoWerks about Casey Robb Smith.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Medical Advances Continue to Amaze

Medscape ran a great article series last year on cutting-edge medical advances. Entitled “Science or Science Fiction: Cutting-Edge Medical Advances,” the series involved writers Bret S. Stetka, M.D., and Marrecca Fiore walking readers through 25 fascinating developments.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Workflow Is Important

Making sure work flows instead of stumbles can make huge differences in your day. Every pharmacy needs workflow analysis on at least an annual basis. There are some easy things you can do if you take a few minutes to do them.
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Current Events

The American healthcare IT market will hit $31 billion in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% from 2012 to 2017. Driving this growth is the demand for clinical IT and the use of IT to reduce the cost of healthcare delivery. It is just a matter of time before paper-based systems disappear entirely and the entire system is digitized.

Blue Button

To start 2014, we are going to look at patient engagement. We have touched on this topic in previous columns, but would like to focus solely on patient engagement at this time.
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What’s Coming with Track and Trace

The key provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) will be phased in over the next 10 years and will make it easier to trace where a drug has been in the supply chain; detect and remove counterfeit drug products; and facilitate drug recalls when necessary.

From Chaos to Calm: The Benefits of Workflow in a Busy...

Whatever a pharmacy’s focus — retail, LTC, or specialty — workflow can play a major role in moving prescriptions through the dispensing process efficiently and managing patients better. From staff specialization to automating administrative tasks and the built-in tracking and safety measures, pharmacies are using workflow to save time and money, improve service, and create a technology foundation to support their strategic objectives.

A Look at the Future: The Pharmacy Home Project

There’s a great deal of discussion about how the pharmacist’s role is changing from that of a pill dispenser to a provider of clinical services. And there’s a recognition that pharmacy technology needs to be more tightly tied into the health information technology spectrum to help this happen. We’re a little closer to that future now, thanks to a Web app, The Pharmacy Home Project, created by Community Care of North Carolina. You will see what this app is all about and how it’s being put into play to support enhanced care at the community pharmacy.