August 12, 2014

Kirby Lester, a pharmacy automation provider, announced that 97% of the company's KL60 and KL100 pharmacy robot users reported that the device improved their pharmacy's operations.

August 12, 2014

According to a Reuters report published Tuesday, Apple is in talks with health providers, including Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, around its "HealthKit" service. 

 

August 6, 2014

Higi and Stayhealthy on Wednesday announced that the companies have completed a transaction, creating the largest connected retail health kiosk network in the United States.

August 1, 2014

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, in conjunction with the Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Screening for Mental Health and Family Practice and Counseling Network, are officially introducing on Aug. 5 the first Behavioral Health Screening Kiosk inside a retail-based health clinic in ShopRite here in Philadelphia.



August 1, 2014

QS/1 is implementing additional security measures to better validate electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, the company announced.

July 29, 2014

SmartStory Technologies on Tuesday announced it has deployed its SmartStory enterprise platform, which automates the delivery of short, sequenced and personalized videos in several U.S. retail pharmacies. 

July 24, 2014

ScriptPro and TCGRx announced that the companies will be exclusive partners in a distribution and co-marketing agreement that allows ScriptPro to bring TCGRx adherence packaging technologies to retail pharmacies throughout the United States.

July 23, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation launched its new Adherence Performance reporting tool, which uses pharmacy data to supply pharmacies with the data they need to make improvements on the adherence of their patient base, the company said.

July 23, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation announced the launch of the largest software release for its Pharmaserv pharmacy management system in four years at 2014 McKesson ideaShare.

July 23, 2014

Thomson Reuters and BGC Partners on Wednesday announced an agreement to expand customer access to over-the-counter pricing data.

July 22, 2014

Canadian drug store chain Rexall has chosen Toronto-based communications company Allstream to design a telecommunication system for the company.

July 21, 2014

The new KL1Plus double counts the tablets it dispenses and can then store the count data for up to 10 years.

July 16, 2014

Capsa Solutions, a provider of medication management systems, mobile computing carts and medical cart platforms for healthcare facilities, announced the acquisition of Kirby Lester, LLC — a provider of automated medication dispensing solutions in retail, institutional, hospital and ambulatory pharmacy settings.

July 16, 2014

HelpAround on Wednesday launched a mobile platform for people with diabetes — and their friends, family and caregivers — that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, such as getting caught without essential over-the-counter blood glucose test strips.

July 15, 2014

CVS Caremark announced a $1.5 million commitment to the "Technology Solutions for Smarter Health" grant program.

July 11, 2014

AmerisourceBergen Technology Group on Thursday launched FastPak Elite, a tool that "reinvents the pouch packager to meet the demands of high-volume pharmacy operations, by putting medications in convenient multidose packaging," the company stated. 

July 10, 2014

With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.

July 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

July 10, 2014

VoicePort on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreens that covers 11 U.S. patents and patent applications owned by Walgreens in the field of prescription alignment.

July 8, 2014

Rexam Prescription Products on Tuesday is changing its name to Centor, the company announced.

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

July 7, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this fall will launch a consumer outreach campaign Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 to raise awareness around the national Blue Button Initiative, a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

June 30, 2014

Armada Health Care and PDX on Friday announced that Armada’s prior authorization solution, known as ApproveRx, will be integrated with the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System, PDX Classic and Community Pharmacy system, PDX’s newest system.