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You’ve got to have a plan for your pharmacy. No matter how good or how broad an array of technology you have, or how on...
So you just installed a new inventory management system. All your worries are over because the computer magically does all the work, right? Far...
Pharmacy has been in a state of evolution for some time now, with consistent effort from many sides within the profession to integrate a...
Community pharmacy has the potential to be the strongest, most influential group in healthcare, but it is no stranger to adversity. Between the retailers who are rumored to try their hand at pharmacy and the PBMs (pharmacy benefit managers) that are wreaking havoc on profits with clawbacks and DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees, independent owners have their work cut out for them. Now, more than ever, pharmacists need to be united in their efforts to stay ahead.
As a pharmacy owner, it can feel like you’re out there on an island by yourself. It can be a lonely feeling because you’re dealing with problems, sometimes for the first time. You don’t have a point of reference. You don’t have a friend you can call up. There are just a lot of situations that take place as an independent pharmacy owner that you can’t look up on the internet — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) helps independent pharmacy owners make those connections.
Bob Lomenick, R.Ph., has built a reputation based on his work with med sync and adherence. He’s also proven to be a generous mentor, helping pharmacy by having conversations and building relationships with his fellow pharmacists. Find out why Lomenick views mentoring as crucial to the profession.
Fifteen or 20 years ago, point-of-sale systems were considered by many as “glorified cash registers,” and their primary benefit was in the front end. These days, as margins continue to decline, and pharmacy owners need to offer more services to their customers, the POS system has emerged as an essential business tool for a successful pharmacy.
It seems as if the clinical, claims, and business practice contingencies a pharmacy needs to address are ever increasing, with the rules varying by drug, payer, and patient. Tim White, R.Ph., has seen great value in using manual edits in his pharmacy software, bringing a level of pharmacy-specific customization to the workflow logic that in years past an owner would have had to ask a developer to implement.
More from the May,June 2016 Cover Story: Amina Abubakar, Pharm.D., talks about Rx Clinic Pharmacy's patient intake form.
Amina Abubakar, Pharm.D., Rx Clinic Pharmacy, on how systems support measuring pharmacy interventions with patients, the significance of that data, and where measuring outcomes needs to go.
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