Tag: pharmacy roi

Automated Retrieval System Prevents Patient Medication Delivery Errors

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 16, 2017

Seamless Integration into Existing Workflow Software “The RxMedic Automated Retrieval System (ARS) (www.RxMedic.com) and our RX30 pharmacy management operating system (www.RX30.com) work together seamlessly. The prescription filling and point of sale delivery for our customers, due to the integration of the ARS within our RX30 workflow, creates a comfort for our pharmacists and technicians. We avoid patient delivery errors.” These comments from Eric Russo, one of the two pharmacists in charge at Hobbs Pharmacy in Merritt Island, Florida (Mark Hobbs is the other PIC), were captured during the last stop of the 2016 Healthcare Advocate Tour (www.AskDrS.org). Recall the phrase “Save the best for last”?  Read more ...

Be Prepared! Payments for Pharmacy Services Are Changing

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written 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? Hospitals

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

All Pharmacies Face Budget Cuts Let’s not muck about !!! (Australian/British expression for hesitation and procrastination) It’s time to use pharmacy automation “across the board” to drive budget savings and improve sustainability. Read more ...

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

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written 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 ...

Pharmacy ROI Is An Ever-Evolving Oddity

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Isn’t It Funny How Times Change…Or Is It? Walter Hughes, Jan Smith and James Martin of the Sadler-Hughes Apothecary in Clinton, SC have seen it all in the past 10 years. As pharmacists, they have adjusted to the regular challenges offered by new national agendas for patient medication adherence, rising generic drug prices, preferred generic medication pricing available to mail order pharmacies, slowness for current pharmacy benefit manager “PBM” pricing remuneration and the increase in demand for shareable patient-centric health data and mobile access to pharmacy services. Who here remembers pharmacy 10 years ago? How about 50 years ago? Read more ...

The Integration Advantage: Finding Hidden ROI

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Do Pharmacies Have Hidden ROI? Successful pharmacy operations know this to be true. Recovery of hidden ROI (return on investment) can be accelerated through use of highly integrated workflow software combined with automated counting or dispensing systems. All pharmacies utilize pharmacy management systems today. Oft times, when automated equipment is used in the daily workflow, third party interfaces and workflow software are purchased separately to potentially increase efficiencies. Read more ...

Will mAdherence and mHealth Virtualization Trends Advance Pharmacy ROI?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Is What We Knew Last Month Now History? Who reading here believes that what we thought we knew last month is now history? In our environ of rapid, almost immediate (if not daily) national healthcare “thinkings”, how will these challenges cause our customer service and patient-oriented adherence activities to change? What to do? Read more ...