Nearly 1,000 pharmacy professionals and more than 40 exhibiting partners attended the inaugural Technology Health Experience Conference in St. Louis, MO. Attendees enjoyed networking, educational courses taught by industry and business leaders, Computer-Rx and Rx30 pharmacy software training labs and classes, and more. With more than 120 class sessions, the Technology Health Experience focused on delivering a one-of-a-kind educational experience centered around technology, tools, resources and tactics which support pharmacy success. Attendees also had an opportunity to learn how Transaction Data Systems, parent company of Computer-Rx and Rx30 pharmacy management software, is dedicated to helping them continue to be successful through innovation and support in the constantly-changing independent pharmacy industry.
T.H.E. Conference kicked off the educational experience with incredible attendance at multiple class sessions on Thursday. Attendees and Prime Partners were invited to cap off the day at the event’s official Welcome Reception in the Grand Hall of the beautiful and historic St. Louis Union Station Hotel.
On Friday, Mark King, former CEO of adidas, took the stage as keynote to share his experiences on how to build and drive a successful organization in an incredibly competitive market. Mr. King’s inspired and thoughtful keynote was followed by a transparent session with Transaction Data Systems leadership team who spoke to the history of Computer-Rx and Rx30 and the future of TDS as a partner to community pharmacies. The presentations were met with standing ovations as attendees learned what TDS has done and will continue to do to invest its resources, time, effort and passion in helping them become the most successful they have ever been.
After a full day of education and networking on Friday, attendees were invited to attend one of two evening experiences—The City Museum Adventure or the St. Louis Union Station Cocktail Party. Those who opted for the adventure jumped aboard historic trolleys to a local St. Louis landmark, The City Museum, where they enjoyed a cocktail reception hosted within this unique space. Guests could network with peers while exploring the product of the creative genius of Bob Cassilly, including a plethora of indescribable hands-on experiences, a 10-story slide, a vast network of man-made caverns, artwork from around the country, a school bus dangling from atop the roof, and countless artistic creations. Attendees who preferred to get their adrenaline rush from watching a live band and engaging in some friendly competition attended the Union Station Cocktail Party where they enjoyed a retro glow-party complete with pool tables, Foosball, air hockey, darts, video games, a live band and more!
The third day of T.H.E. Conference brought attendees the unique and inspiring insights of Robyn Benincasa, an extreme athlete and inspirational speaker. Robyn shared her experiences working as a team to overcome obstacles and achieve incredible results against all odds, and afterward, attendees flocked to the stage to meet her and thank her for sharing her story. The momentum from Ms. Benincasa’s keynote carried attendees into a full day of class sessions and some incredible panels on important topics, such Combatting the Opioid Crisis in Your Community, USP <800>, the 340B Drug Discount Program, Bringing the Community Back to Community Pharmacy, and more.
Attendees of the Technology Health Experience 2019 walked away with knowledge, tactics, inspiration, connections and incredible memories. If you are interested in attending the next Technology Health Experience in St. Louis, MO, you can learn more about the upcoming April 23-25, 2020 event at www.techhealthexperience.com.