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Smart Labels. Smart Receipts. What’s Next?

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

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 ...

Synmed® Automation System is Poetry in Motion

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Is Synergy Like Poetry in Motion? What is synergy? "Combined action or operation" is Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary definition. Synergie Medicale of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada ( www.synmedrx.com ) has applied this definition to the development, manufacture and marketing of a sophisticated, highly-evolved pharmacy automated dispensing system designed to deliver multi-dose blister card-packaged oral solid medications. Read more ...

Tech-Savvy Pharmacies Using Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Are Ahead of the Curve

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Many Information-Based Technologies Can Effect Patient Engagement and Adherence Located on the main floor of the full service Redfern Health Center Clinic is the Redfern Pharmacy. With an automated dispensing system, this pharmacy fills approximately 40 prescriptions per hour for a unique population...college students...attending Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Read more ...

The Integration Advantage: Finding Hidden ROI

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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('cloak09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b = 'charles' + '@'; addy09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b = addy09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b + 'AskDrS' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b = 'charles' + '@' + 'AskDrS' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b').innerHTML += ''+addy_text09fa3e53e307caba08afcd3581866f9b+''; THANKS FOR COMING IN TODAY! LET'S RIDE ON!