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How to Bring Blue Sky Thinking to Your Practice

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<h1>July/August 2016 Pharmacy forward</h1> <p>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? </p> <img src=”http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1928070&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.computertalk.com%2Fhow-to-bring-blue-sky-thinking-to-your-practice&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

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

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<span class=”byline”></span> <h2><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>How can a ransomware attack affect you?</span></h2> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>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 a label? What if you can’t even power up […]

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

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<p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>A 2015 study, “</span><a href=”http://ncpa.co/uploads/Arkansas-Report-Final.pdf”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Addressing Medication Non-Adherence through Implementation of an Appointment-Based Medication Synchronization Network</span></a><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>,” conducted for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) in cooperation with the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and with support from Pfizer, found that patients in a med sync program are 2.5 times more likely to […]

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

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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 Pharmacists Association and with support from Pfizer, found that patients in a med sync program are 2.5 times more likely to be adherent compared to their peers.  Source: […]

Interesting Developments

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I have been following the problem pharmacies are having with <a href=”http://www.ncpa.co/pdf/faq-direct-indirect-remuneration-fees.pdf”>DIR (direct and indirect reimbursement)</a>. 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 egregious act on the part of PBMs to profit at the expense of […]

Interesting Developments: DIR Fees

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Publisher’s Window 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 egregious act on the part of PBMs to profit at the expense […]

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

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<p><img style=”width: 99px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; float: left;” title=”CT_May_June16_Cover.jpg” src=”http://blog.computertalk.com/hs-fs/hubfs/CT_Issue_Files_201603/CT_May_June16_Cover.jpg?t=1483390890190&amp;width=99&amp;name=CT_May_June16_Cover.jpg” alt=”CT_May_June16_Cover.jpg” width=”99″>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 source […]

Technology And The Patient-Care Process

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Cover Stories 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 source of revenue, and it can still be a tricky task for […]

Highlights from APhA's 2016 Pharmacist Patient Care Services Digest

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APhA released a new edition of its Pharmacist Patient Care Services Digest at its 2016 Annual Conference. The organization highlighted four findings from the 2016 Digest: Pharmacists’ services are expanding. Confidence in pharmacists’ ability to deliver these services continues to grow. Pharmacists are improving access to care, reducing gaps in patient care, and improving performance […]

Why Pharmacist Care Needs To Be Specific, Predictable, and Measureable

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Another theme was APhA’s role in pharmacy practice accreditation. The premise here is that: “For any new service to scale, it must be ‘specific, predictable, and measureable.’” To this end, APhA has been working through the Center for Pharmacy Practices Accreditation (CPPA). In addition to creating community pharmacy standards, CPPA is launching or beta-testing programs […]