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Which Pharmacies Are Now ePharmacies?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 ...

Category: Main Content Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Seventy Five Years YOUNG With Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

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

Remember 1939? Larry Irwin, pharmacist-owner of the Elk Pharmacy in Elkin, North Carolina is a successful independent pharmacy owner. This pharmacy has been in the Irwin family for 75 years. Yes, the pharmacy began in 1939, located in downtown Elkin on...as you might expect...Main Street. Where were you in 1939? Read more ...

Pharmacy Success In A Shrinking Playing Field

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

Do You Feel the "Caring" When Entering a Pharmacy? It's always exciting (Yes...each of us has different endorphin "rushes" when spending time with our colleagues in pharmacy) to visit highly successful independent pharmacies which have been in existence for over 50 years. Read more ...

Pharmacist to Pharmacist Healthcare: “I Have Alzheimer’s”

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

Unexpected Pharmacy Workflow Challenge...Sound Familiar? This past week during a visit to perform one of my consultant complimentary independent pharmacy workflow assessments, the pharmacist/ owner offered...almost immediately before we started the assessment..."I have Alzheimer's". Momentarily taken back, I then asked: "Why do you believe this?" The individual said: "My memory is failing. I go to do one thing and get distracted by something else and wind up doing something different. I only remember what I went to do when I come back to where I first had the thought". Sound familiar? Read more ...