Ukraine Pharmacy Today-The America’s Pharmacy Tour to Europe

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / January 12, 2018

It's about Cash and Carry. No insurance is available for the private citizen currently. No government assistance exists to the private citizen for medications or typical healthcare or surgeries and has not been available for many years. This is anticipated to change with the recent approval in late October of 2017 by the Ukraine lawmakers of a long-delayed overhaul of the health system. To this seasoned US pharmacist it appeared pharmacy is like an independent pharmacy practice within a 1970 US healthcare system. Read more

America's Pharmacy Tour Collaboration

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / October 23, 2017

Which comes first? Technology or Automation or Sustainability or Profitability. Read more

Points of Difference Define Pharmacy Technology Today

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 29, 2017

How Is It We Are? Which comes first? Technology and automation or sustainability and profitability? In today’s independent pharmacy environment many of the needs for sustainability and profitability has caused an influx of new automated technologies that emphasize labor reduction, improved workflow efficiencies and error avoidance. Automated technology designers and equipment manufacturers have been brought to the independent pharmacy marketplace by these needs. Read more

Sustainability Toward the Intersection of Pharmacy Technology and Its Future

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / February 20, 2017

How Is It We Are? Where were we with pharmacy automation and pharmacy technology ten even five years ago? Can you recall? I do and it is such a success story. As pharmacists, we are ascending a very special path toward sustainability for independent pharmacy profitability. Why? Those independent pharmacies owners who have embraced newer technologies know this. Many large retail chains are even adopting the independent pharmacy learnings. How do we know independent pharmacy is on a special ascension? Read more

Be Prepared! Payments for Pharmacy Services Are Changing

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / January 13, 2017

Are you aware of the changes forthcoming to the New York State Medicaid Payment System? Your financial future will soon be “in the balance” if your pharmacy operations management system and software are not in tune with the forthcoming New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) set to implement a little over one year from now. Read more

How Is It Pharmacy Automation Drives Budget Savings and Sustainability? Community Pharmacies

In Pharmacy Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

All Pharmacies Face Budget Cuts As offered in Part 1 of this series on pharmacy automation and its impact on budget savings and promoting sustainability in the hospital sector, budget management in the community pharmacy sector diverges from the efforts for hospitals. The major difference? Read more