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Be Prepared! Payments for Pharmacy Services Are Changing

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

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 ...

What Do Pediatric and Geriatric Patients Have In Common?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Millennial mothers and elder caregivers know. When there is a need to provide odd-tasting medications to their children or age-challenged dependents, they go to their independent pharmacy ... and often use social media to send the success stories of how the adjusted taste improved adherence ...and re-tweet or re-pin their delight. Are you surprised that techno-elders who need comfortable tasting meds also have joined the social media? Who is the winner in these scenarios? Of course, it's the child, the mother, the elder and the independent pharmacy which provided the flavored medication. Read more ...

Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Is Demanded By Our Customers

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

Customers Expect Automated Pharmacy Dispensing in Hummelstown, PA David and Jeanne Lutz, owners of the Rhoads Pharmacy and Gift Shop in Hummelstown, PA know how to be successful in business. This 16,000 square foot operation is dedicated to patient and customer health and satiety…and the over 350 customers a day to this downtown Hummelstown location ( 17 West Main Street) have become accustomed to the latest technologies utilized by the operation. Read more ...

See Food Differently with Almased

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

Using health-tasker Almased®, an all-natural powder blend for dieting and diabetes control, would appear to cause health-conscious users to view food differently. Perhaps an unexpected event…but true. Read more ...

Pharmacies, Interoperability, Star-Ratings and Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

Interoperability and Patient Portals WOW… pharmacy is advancing healthcare and has changed the healthcare ecosystem in the last two (2) years. Surprised? Read more ...

How Is It Pharmacy Automation Drives Budget Savings and Sustainability? Hospitals

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

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 ...

Believe It, Almased® Affects Permanent Weight Loss for People with Diabetes!

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

Believe what you read? The back of an Almased® sample packet has a number of statements that caused me…a pharmacist…to further investigate the product. Only after a thorough investigation (easy these days with the internet availability of credible studies), guess what? They are all true Read more ...

Another Eight Hours Please

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

Do you dream? In Color? Consider this: “Last night, when I awoke from a dream, I was at my bank looking at the green ATM machine color screen. I received the message: We can’t complete your request.” What had I wanted to receive? Another eight hours please! Read more ...

Personal Perspectives: The Value of Almased® in Brain Fatigue

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

Tired Brain? Brain Fatigue? Slow Brain? Brain Fog? Brain Sluggish? Brain fatigue. Tired brain. Fuzzy brain. Slow brain. Brain fog. Adrenal fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Exercise challenge? Writers challenge? Not knowing what James Brown, the R/B singer really meant when he sang "I feel good, knew that I would", that concept for many individuals applies to a personal perspective about the value of Almased® use. Read more ...

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

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 2019

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 ...