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ComputerTalk's blog on what we're finding interesting at the intersection of pharmacy management and technology.

Part D Plan Enrollment: Choosing More Wisely with Technology

Aug, 2016

July/August 2016 Feature

As open enrollment for Medicare Part D plans for 2017 approaches, do you have a plan in place to help patients find the plan that's right for them this year?

Part D participants can and should assess their plan choice...

How to Bring Blue Sky Thinking to Your Practice

Aug, 2016

July/August 2016 Pharmacy forward

Operating a successful community pharmacy isn’t easy. There are too many headwinds, and too many tasks to grind out every day to do much more than stay afloat, right?

[Webcast] Don't Click The Link! Ransomware Risks for Pharmacy

Aug, 2016

How can a ransomware attack affect you?

Attacks can shut down systems connected to the internet, from IP phone systems to pharmacy management systems. What if you suddenly found you couldn't access your patient records, submit a claim, or print...

Med Sync & Appointment-Based Models: Arkansas Study Proves Value

Aug, 2016

A 2015 study, “Addressing Medication Non-Adherence through Implementation of an Appointment-Based Medication Synchronization Network,” conducted for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) in cooperation with the Arkansas...

[ViewPoints] Getting a Handle on Your Inventory

Aug, 2016

There are many benefits to using an inventory management system in your pharmacy. The software needed is probably included in your pharmacy management system. If not, you may be able to purchase an inventory management...

[Catalyst Corner Corner] Health Information Exchange: Where Does the Pharmacist Fit?

Aug, 2016
by Marsha K. Millonig, R.Ph., M.B.A.

Through our current evolution of adopting health information technology, pharmacy has often led the way. We were the first to have real-time claim submission and adjudication. We’ve led the way in receiving...

Interesting Developments

Aug, 2016
I have been following the problem pharmacies are having with DIR (direct and indirect reimbursement). This is nothing more than a rip-off of pharmacies by the PBMs, and clawing back a portion of the patient’s co-pay is something I find an...

[Technology Corner] Information Technology Enhanced Dispensing

Aug, 2016

by Bill G. Felkey, M.S. and Brent I. Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

If this column captures your imagination, we suggest that you acquire the book, Information Therapy: Prescribed Information as a Reimbursable Medical Service, by Donald Kemper and Molly...

[George's Corner] The Spring of 1985 and Now

Aug, 2016

Some big changes. Some things never change. It was the spring of 1985. I was trying to figure out what I was going to do next. I knew I was going to be on the University of California’s board of regents for the next...

May/June 2016 | Technology And The Patient-Care Process

Aug, 2016

Patient care has become the keyword for the pharmacy profession. From star ratings to MTM and provider status, the trend is to find innovative ways for pharmacists to position themselves as care providers. Of course, this is not yet the primary...

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