Will Lockwood

The Opportunity in Adherence

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<p class=”p1″>The cover story of <i>ComputerTalk</i>’s November/December issue looked at the trends in community pharmacy and the opportunities that exist for growth. If there is a trend from this year that I think will continue to offer opportunity in 2017, it is adherence programs.&nbsp;<i>ComputerTalk</i>’s Will Lockwood wrote about this in our cover story “The trends […]

What’s the Big Deal: Why So Much Interest in Industry Trade Shows and Conferences?

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Ask any successful pharmacy owner or manager about “the key to success,” and you’ll likely hear comments such as: developing personal relationship with patients; having the medications and other products people need on hand; or something about being able to provide information about their medication that helps them understand how and why they should take […]

CE Opportunity: Pharmacogenetics

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<h2>Understanding the Science, Application and Outcomes in Pharmacy Today</h2> <p>Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer this opportunity to learn more about pharmacogenetics in pharmacies today. This continuing education program offers 8 live hours of CE. The program is offered for $200.</p> <h2 style=”text-align: center;”>The Event Will Take Place</h2> Date: January 7, 2017 Location: Stowe […]

The Network

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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 pharmacies that will honor your drug benefit insurance is an asset that PBMs bring to […]

Thinking Outside the Box: Smart Inventory Purchasing

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<h1>July/August 2016 Feature</h1> <h3></h3> <h3>Smart Business – Getting the Most out of New Services in your Pharmacy</h3> <p><em>A case study of Citrus Pharmacy’s decision to use PharmSaver</em></p> <img src=”http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1928070&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.computertalk.com%2Fthinking-outside-the-box-smart-pharmacy-inventory-purchasing&amp;bu=http%253A%252F%252Fblog.computertalk.com&amp;bvt=rss” alt=”” width=”1″ height=”1″ style=”min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; “> Source: CT Blog

How Phillips Health Mart Pharmacy Is Bringing Compliance Packaging to Retail

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<h1>July/August 2016&nbsp;The Back Page</h1> <p><br>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 leverage his experience in long-term care (LTC) by installing compliance packaging automation from TCGRx in the […]

Dispensing Errors and Lawsuits: How To Avoid Them

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<h1>July/August 2016 Pharmacy Forward</h1> <h2><em>Quick: How many strengths of levothyroxine are there our there?</em></h2> <p>How many does <em>your</em> pharmacy stock?</p> <p>Ever dispensed the wrong strength?</p> <p>Ever been subject to an insurance claim and lawsuit as a result?</p> <p>Well, <a href=”http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4123805/”>75% of dispensing error claims are the result of providing the patient with the wrong drug […]

The Performance-Based Pharmacy Model

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<p><em><strong>The Opportunity in central fill, adherence packaging,&nbsp;and SynMed Automation Solutions</strong></em></p> <p>In <em>ComputerTalk</em>’s <a href=”http://info.computertalk.com/july-august-2016-cover-chain-technology-report”>July/August cover story</a> we surveyed chain pharmacists and IT managers to see which technologies are at the top of their priority list for improving workflow and clinical programs. One finding in the 2016 survey was the importance of central fill for workflow […]

The Tools That Are Gaining the Most Traction in The Chain Setting Today

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<h1>July/August 2016 Cover Story</h1> <p>The results are in for our annual look at the state of the chain technology market. We highlight key findings from our 2016 survey, and this year we’ve also added something new: a roundtable discussion among three chain pharmacy executives where they highlight the most interesting topics and bring their perspective […]

Part D Plan Enrollment: Choosing More Wisely with Technology

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<h1>July/August 2016 Feature</h1> <p>As <a href=”https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan.html#collapse-3190″>open enrollment for Medicare Part D plans for 2017 approaches</a>, do you have a plan in place to help patients find the plan that’s right for them this year?</p> <p>Part D participants can and should assess their plan choice during each open enrollment period.</p> <img src=”http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1928070&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.computertalk.com%2Fpart-d-plan-enrollment-choosing-more-wisely-with-technology&amp;bu=http%253A%252F%252Fblog.computertalk.com&amp;bvt=rss” alt=”” width=”1″ height=”1″ style=”min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; […]