Congress has a chance to advance one specific aspect of healthcare innovation, and it should make the most of this opportunity.
That awesome little dude pictured is my bulldog Petey. As I write this column, my wife is bringing him home after five nights in the animal hospital — for that I am happier than the limits of my word count could ever fully allow me to convey.
As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.
"The diabetic is a critically important patient for pharmacies to serve. Yet, with increased Medicare audits, stringent compliance requirements and reduced reimbursements, is servicing these patients really worth it?" writes Kevin Dore, a director at Emdeon, in his latest blog.
When NACDS Total Store Expo attendees depart Boston, the show is far from over.
What if you could replicate the physical in-store experience on the Web? The concept sounds incredibly powerful.
"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.
I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.