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Ready for the Exhibit Hall

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11 October 2017 The NCPA Annual Convention begins Oct. 14 in Orlando, and in addition to educational sessions, networking, and business takeaways, several hundred vendors are expected in the exhibit hall, covering a range of services that can help your pharmacy (see the exhibit hall layout here). Our columnist George Pennebaker wrote a column on […]

Disaster Planning: Ready to Help

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This fall has once again brought to mind the need to have a regular backup routine and a disaster plan in place for your pharmacy. It makes good business sense as any disruption to your routine means lost time and money, and it doesn’t even have to be huge storm. It could be as mundane […]

Featured Vendors at ComputerTalk.com

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Computers have served as the hub of the pharmacy for 30-plus years now (it’s the reason ComputerTalk was founded). Today this is still true. The pharmacy management system may be the workhouse, but the interfaces and integration from the many vendors in the space give pharmacist additional value. The Retail Buyers Guide (our March/April issue), […]

Tipping the Scales on Quality — One Patient at a Time

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In our July/August issue we interview Arete Pharmacy Network’s Darla Bodnar, R.Ph., director of clinical services, who describes how Arete Pharmacy Network’s Quality Center helps member pharmacies achieve and exceed performance goals. The Quality Center, a web-based platform for member pharmacies of Arete network, has tools and resources that improve performance ratings. Bodnar gives an overview […]

A Quick Guide to AI

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The next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) will start to do a lot of thinking and strategizing for all types of business owners, including pharmacy, says Joe Desert in his July/August feature story “Not Your Father’s Toolbox: New Ready-to-Run Artificial Intelligence Business tools.”   You can read the full article here, but for a quick […]

More From The 2017 Chain Survey

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Read The 2017 Chain Report Cover Story Here  Specialty and Compounding The survey results showed approximately 70% of the chains responding dispense specialty, while just over 50% offer compounding. Over 80% of respondents deploy a separate technology platform for specialty to address needs around billing, reporting and data feeds, accreditation, case/patient tracking, and document and […]

Five Ways Perpetual Inventory Managing Boosts Pharmacy

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In this interview, Todd Treon, VP of eCommerce & Digital Marketing at Cardinal Health, talks about Cardinal Inventory Management (CIM), a powerful perpetual inventory tool that optimizes inventory with a direct impact on the pharmacy’s service level and bottom line. Find out how CIM works and five key benefits you can look for if you […]

Three Steps To Being So Good They Can’t Ignore You

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I didn’t expect Steve Martin during a pharmacy conference general session key note presentation. The famous comedian, musician, author, and actor wasn’t there in person, but Jeff Key, president of PioneerRx and sponsor of the second general session, relayed some excellent advice from Martin at the center of remarks he made to conference attendees. Key […]

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 […]