Tag: pharmacy workflow

Seven Reasons Automated Will-Call Defines Cost-Benefit for Pharmacies

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 10, 2017

Recent independent pharmacy visits have confirmed the value of in-place automated will-call or retrieval systems. This technology, when integrated within the existing pharmacy operational software, pays for itself through the savings in time and various costly error correction events that can occur during everyday pharmacy workflow. From my experience as a pharmacist, I offer the following reasons below. These reasons are based upon use of an Automated Retrieval System (the ARS) offered by RxMedic Systems of Wake Forest, NC. www.rxmedic.com. It is the only automated will-call retrieval system available today which is integrated into existing pharmacy software and is not a separate software add-on to deliver medications at point of sale. 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 ...

Eyecon Quicker (Video)

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 10, 2014

Balancing the Knife Between Medication Adherence and Pharmacy Workflow

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

GAME ON! It's About Medication Adherence and I'm Helping Myself® As a practicing pharmacist, my days are already stretched. Another eight hours please® probably explains it best. Yet with the recent re-challenge proposed by the "A3".... the Adherence Action Agenda... offered by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), we've been challenged as pharmacists to do more...much more. Read more ...

How To Master Pharmacy Workflow

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 7, 2014

The Carolina Apothecary folks in Rockingham County, NC have mastered pharmacy workflow. Located near the North Carolina-Virginia border, this operation (one of three sister companies owned by Arnold Britt since 1971) and its efficient pharmacy workflow design is absolutely amazing. Read more ...

Prescription Perfect Storm® on the Horizon…the Clock is Ticking!

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

1.8 Billion New Prescriptions in 2014 Are you ready? With the Affordable Health Care Act apparently taking hold here in October of 2013, this isn’t just another Fall with early leaves falling and insurances beginning to change for many of our Medicare customers. I’ve mentioned in earlier articles that I dream a lot. My last dream was actually more like a nightmare. Consider the following thoughts. I sense it may even be a pharmacy workflowTidal Wave of challenges to many of the many pharmacy operations for which I consult. 1.8 Billion new prescriptions possible in 2014! Oh, my… Read more ...

Smart Labels. Smart Receipts. What’s Next?

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

Kudos! A New Pharmacy Workflow  Enhancement Kudos to the Integral Solutions Group in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Their new ScriptChek® vial label and receipt is a long needed improvement to our traditional wrap around vial label and corresponding receipt. Does the label you currently print always seem to be too small to fit those deliciously complicated directions written by some practitioners? Would you agree? I like to think of this new design ScriptChek® label as “smart”. Read more ...

What Might Pharmacists Do With Time?

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

Automated Pharmacy Dispensing is Integral to Our Business Model Kelly Hunt, RPh, a pharmacist-owner of Kelly's Family Pharmacy has an answer to the question "what might pharmacists do with time". Read more ...

Where Do Medication Synchronization and Adherence Packaging Meet?

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

Is It Where the Winds of Confusion Swirl? Delivering adherence packaging to effect medication synchronization would at first seem...to the casual observer...an easily achievable but robust endeavor. It is...but what approach is best from a patient and also, pharmacist perspective? Read more ...