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What Might Pharmacists Do With Time?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 21, 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 / February 21, 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 / February 21, 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 / February 21, 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('cloak161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a = 'charles' + '@'; addy161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a = addy161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a + 'AskDrS' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a = 'charles' + '@' + 'AskDrS' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a').innerHTML += ''+addy_text161513d52d698e143c5a74d6fce20a2a+''; THANKS FOR COMING IN TODAY! LET'S RIDE ON!  

Which Pharmacies Are Now ePharmacies?

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

Will mAdherence and mHealth Virtualization Trends Advance Pharmacy ROI?

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

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 ...

ZERO misfills with RxMedic ADS Dispensed Drugs. PERIOD!

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

Do You Have Misfills? Probably…with many unrealized or not noted. With over 3.5 Billion prescriptions filled yearly by some approximately 250,000 pharmacists human error must occur. Read more ...

Stress, Holidays and Almased®: The Dieter’s Opportunity Triad

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

Is Stress In The Air? With various Holidays forthcoming...if you are like me...you begin to think of those fabulous special dishes we only create once or thrice yearly. What's your ticket to ride? Candied yams? Pineapple soufflé? Salted caramel pecan pie (a Southeastern US favorite)? Read more ...