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

[ViewPoints] Final AMP Rule: Industry Implications

Oct, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Medicaid Program Covered Outpatient Drugs final rule in the Federal Register on February 1. This publication ended a 10-year regulatory odyssey that...

[Catalyst Corner Corner] Upping Your Game

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

Pharmacies are now competing on so many fronts — to be in payer networks, to offer additional services, to achieve high-quality metrics to retain patients — it is a challenge to evaluate all of the options and...

The Network

Oct, 2016
Not a social network, but where pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) sign up pharmacies to participate in their network. This network, in my opinion, is the backbone of prescription drug plans. Being able to have access to a large number of...

[Technology Corner] What Technologies Are Employers Asking For?

Oct, 2016

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

Specializing in information technology has opened the doors for both of us to attend meetings held by every discipline and specialty in healthcare. Bill just returned from a health benefit...

[George's Corner] A Bit of History

Oct, 2016

Rank Your Key Pharmacy Issues for 2017

Oct, 2016

The cover story for our November/December issue will look at the year ahead from the vendor’s perspective. We've pulled one question from that survey and we'd like to see what pharmacists, pharmacy owners, and pharmacy managers think as well.

Thinking Outside the Box: Smart Inventory Purchasing

Oct, 2016

July/August 2016 Feature

Smart Business – Getting the Most out of New Services in your Pharmacy

A case study of Citrus Pharmacy’s decision to use PharmSaver

How Phillips Health Mart Pharmacy Is Bringing Compliance Packaging to Retail

Sep, 2016

July/August 2016 The Back Page

Wayne MacArdy, R.Ph., is co-owner and managing pharmacist of Phillips Health Mart Pharmacy, which is in its 70th year serving the people in and around Mauston, Wis. Earlier this year, MacArdy made the decision to...

Dispensing Errors and Lawsuits: How To Avoid Them

Sep, 2016

July/August 2016 Pharmacy Forward

Quick: How many strengths of levothyroxine are there our there?

How many does your pharmacy stock?

Ever dispensed the wrong strength?

Ever been subject to an insurance claim and lawsuit as a result?

Well, 75% of...

The Performance-Based Pharmacy Model

Sep, 2016

The Opportunity in central fill, adherence packaging, and SynMed Automation Solutions

In ComputerTalk’s July/August cover story we surveyed chain pharmacists and IT managers to see which technologies are at the top of their priority list for...




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