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Performance Networks

We will review the types of performance networks and the different strategies employed to drive measurements designed to improve patient outcomes.

Thinking About the Ideal Medication Information Resource

A graduate student here at Auburn is studying optimal methods to deliver information to patients about the medications they are taking. When we began looking into this topic, we were quickly reminded what a confusing mash of terminology is used in this space.

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Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference 2015

Cardinal held its 2015 RBC in Las Vegas, with the event drawing a big crowd of independent pharmacists looking for the latest in technology. One technology highlight of RBC 2015 was the release of the Order Express app, which was developed in response to customer requests for a better, simpler tool for building and receiving orders.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot 2015

AmerisourceBergen held Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s (GNP) ThoughtSpot 2015 in Las Vegas. The centerpiece of the program was the unveiling of the Elevate Provider Network, a new core of services designed to support independent pharmacies in their efforts to improve profitability through enhanced patient care and better business practices.

NACDS Total Store Expo 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores held its 2015 Total Store Expo in Denver. Business Insight sessions provided a wide range of educational programming and the exhibit hall featured a wide array of technology vendors.

Pharmacy Driving Healthy Outcomes

Frank Sheppard has made the core of Ateb’s medication synchronization program the integration of “big data” into actionable steps through appointment-based models (ABMs). In this interview with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, Sheppard talks about Ateb’s ABM platform and Time My Meds® medication synchronization program.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Updates Roadmap

The Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative has released an updated Roadmap for Pharmacy Health Information Technology Integration in U.S. Health Care. The new roadmap provides guidance to pharmacy stakeholders, including vendors, payers, policymakers, and provider organizations.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Time Flies, Things Change

My first “George’s Corner” was published in the July 1984 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. That was more than 31 years ago (31 years, six issues per year, equals 186 columns — wow).

Years of Experience: Longtime Employees Reminisce

John Frady joined QS/1 in 1990 and Charles Garner joined in 2005. Both retired this summer, and in this they share stories and memories about how the pharmacy industry has changed.