March 10, 2016

Held April 9-10, “Exploring Successful Management for Pharmacy Operations” will look at objectives, approaches, tools and technology that can help pharmacies keep up with a constantly changing industry landscape.

March 8, 2016

“Better care, smarter spending, healthier people.” Those were the goals set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September when it unveiled plans for a five-year federal experiment to gauge the effectiveness of expanded medication therapy management for Medicare patients.

March 8, 2016

As retail pharmacy increasingly becomes a healthcare destination, new telehealth models are helping to expand both access to care and the scope of care. Telehealth’s role in retail healthcare delivery was explored by MinuteClinic VP medical operations Tobias Barker as part of a six-part Retail Healthcare Webinar series, produced by Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association.

March 8, 2016
WHEELING, Ill. — MMF Industries is making a foray into prescription drug protection, launching its Med-Master line of locking storage units.    There are three Med-Master units —the Premium unit features a wireless RFID lock, as well as pill sorting tray, illuminated magnifier and dry-erase reminder kit; the Deluxe unit has the same features, but is secured by a three-digit combination lock; and the standard unit features a three-digit combination lock. All three are made of durable steel.   
March 4, 2016

With medication nonadherence leading to enormous health complications for millions of Americans — and generating staggering and needless cost spikes that add as much as $290 billion a year to the nation’s healthcare costs — the search for ways to get patients to take their prescription medicines as directed has become increasingly urgent.

March 4, 2016

Here’s a fact that keeps health plan administrators and anyone else responsible for budgeting health costs awake at night: 1-in-5 hospital patients ends up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. And the biggest factors pulling them back all have to do with medications — either through medication errors, nonadherence or adverse drug events.

March 3, 2016

A CNBC report on Wednesday noted that a software coding error may be behind making the prescription history and other basic information for a few thousand online U.S. pharmacy customers of Wal-Mart Stores visible to other users.

February 19, 2016

For example, DoubleJump Interchange can help connect the dots between a patient's wearable device data collected at home, to their vital signs taken at a retail clinic, to their historical health data stored with their primary care doctor.

February 18, 2016

Smith Drug announced recently that it would be implementing P4 Technologies’ inventory optimization, forecasting and replenishment solutions for wholesalers. 

February 11, 2016

Cardinal Health's MedSync Advantage web-based solution was designed with direct input from community pharmacists, creating a custom tool that supports easier identification of eligible patients.

February 11, 2016

Pharmacy automation company RxSafe and inventory software company Datarithm on Thursday announced a partnership aimed at streamlining inventory for pharmacy owners. 

February 10, 2016

QS/1’s certification covers the processing of new EMV chip cards as well as end-to-end encryption of credit card data and the tokenizing of card data for customers who store it for recurring charges. 

February 9, 2016

Responding to patient feedback, the Jean Coutu Group rolled out the latest version of its Health Record, a patient-pharmacist engagement tool. 

February 4, 2016
KLAS works with healthcare professionals and clinicians to gather data and insights for reports on medical devices, services and software. 
February 1, 2016

The authors recommend future studies with a focus on appropriate patient populations, the longevity of the effect and the influence on clinical outcomes.

January 28, 2016

Working in partnership with CSI (Computerized Screening, Inc.), which provides the in-store Health Stations for Price Chopper and Market 32, and now Doctor On Demand, the leading video telemedicine provider, customers will now have immediate access to board certified physicians around the clock. 

January 25, 2016

Rexall is the first retail pharmacy in Canada to offer OneStopMeds to patients in multiple provinces.

January 22, 2016
The goal of the partnership is to increase delivery of messages about the importance of adherence, reduce prescription abandonment and build brand awareness and loyalty at point of sale. 
January 21, 2016

BD is teaming with Silicon Valley’s Singularity University to identify and foster potential solutions that bring together medical technology and information technology to make medical devices smarter and more able to address global healthcare problems. 

January 21, 2016

Shark Tank style competition in a class at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy is encouraging students to develop tech solutions for the pharmacy. 

January 20, 2016

As a part of their new enhancements, PrescribeWellness is now offering their customers the use of text reminders to patients with prescriptions ready for pick-up and patients with pre-set appointments.

January 15, 2016
MDLive phone consultations are available around the clock, while video consultations are available between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day.
January 15, 2016

Telemedicine is growing rapidly and employers are taking notice. According to a survey by global HR firm Towers Watson, 71% of employers plan to give their employees access to telemedicine in the next three years. 

January 14, 2016
Open to all community pharmacies, the Reach for the Stars town hall tour will be making 31 stops this year to address this complex topic through specific actions pharmacists can take to improve their business and patient outcomes.