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The Integration Advantage: Finding Hidden ROI

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

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 ...

To Leave Behind a Better Future: Medication Adherence

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Adherence. New word to pharmacists? New word to patients? New role for pharmacists? New role for patients? For the act of medication adherence to be successful, the patient must embrace a I'm Helping Myself ® posture regarding their health. Read more ...

Understanding the Value of Almased® on the Gut-Brain Connection

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Are you a "snacker"? You know, the 10AM, 2PM and 4PM need (cravings or lust?) for something to offset that hungry feeling. What controls that urge and the then-conscious decision to eat something...typically unhealthy? It's the gut-brain connection and result of lack of appetite control. Read more ...

What Might Pharmacists Do With Time?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

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 ...

What’s an EyeCon VCS?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Pharmacy automation and pharmacy workflow technology today can come to us from many directions and in all types, shapes and sizes. The EyeCon VCS countertop dispensing system, with a footprint of 1 sq. ft...yes 1 sq.ft... is much more than an automated counting device. Read more ...

Where Do Medication Synchronization and Adherence Packaging Meet?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

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 ...

About DrS

Category: Main Content Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Chief Executive Healthcare Officer at www.AskDrS.org Thanks for Coming In Today..... and WELCOME!Join us...Join your friends. We Can Advance Healthcare!50 (Fifty) Years in Healthcare!Nationally Acknowledged HEALTHCARE and PHARMACY QUALITY ADVOCATEPHARMACY AUTOMATION INFORMATICS EXPERT for Community and Retail PharmacyCONSULTANT PHARMACIST to the preferred Pharmacy Robotic automated dispensing organizationWELLNESS CONSULTANT to the most successful weight loss/meal replacement organization and anti-aging medical consortiumPROBLOGGER and WHITEPAPER AUTHOR - nearly 200 whitepapers, blogs or articles over the past 50 years. 65 publications since 2012.VIDEO CREATOR AND IMPACT PRESENTERHIGHER EDUCATION FACULTY/HEALTHCARE MEMBER (past and present) at 5 different Universities: University of Arizona, Butler University, Presbyterian College, Webster University (102 campuses worldwide) and Clemson UniversityPHARMA with 20 years of dosage form development including FDA New Drug Approval responsibilities for some 350 different dosage forms/medicationsCOMMUNITY RETAIL: Independent Compounding Pharmacies, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Walmart, Target and different Grocery PharmaciesCURRENTLY PURSUING: Certified Geriatric Pharmacy Professional status and Certified Healthcare Quality Professional statusLICENSED PHARMACIST in MULTIPLE STATES Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c = 'charles' + '@'; addyb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c = addyb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c + 'AskDrS' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_textb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c = 'charles' + '@' + 'AskDrS' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloakb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb0a5d2d3293a3f5205d691719c19476c+''; THANKS FOR COMING IN TODAY! LET'S RIDE ON!  

Which Pharmacies Are Now ePharmacies?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Independents? Chains? Outpatient Hospital Pharmacies? Which of these pharmacy organizations offer their customer/patients open access to their pharmacy medication profile? Which pharmacies have further expanded this client contact by offering mobile apps…eMobile? What’s the old expression? SNOOZE, you lose? Read more ...

Why “All Natural” Isn’t Always Natural

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Does Your Gut Like What You Eat? As interest in eating “healthy or organic” foods increases, many food and meal replacement producers are working to greatly reduce or avoid the use of genetically modified ingredients (GMO’s). Why avoid these types of ingredients? Read more ...

Why Reduced Hospital Budgets Value Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / May 20, 2019

Reduced Hospital Budgets and Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Are Allies Hospital administrators today are stressed. Challenges come from all operational, consumer and governmental directions. The needed success plan: Balance workflow efficiencies with quality of care. Read more ...