One of the biggest challenges to patient adherence is that patients can’t take their medications if they can’t afford them. In December, McKesson developed a solution for its customers to help their patients stay adherent with their prescriptions.
Phil Hagerman, CEO and Chairman of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc., joined attendees as a special guest speaker for a “Specialty Lunch and Learn,” at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015. “Specialty is the new pharmacy,” Hagerman said.
Attendees at McKesson ideaShare 2015 met the sunrise Friday morning with a special breakfast session that aimed to help independent pharmacies navigate the changing reimbursement landscape and gain entry to more narrowly focused preferred pharmacy networks.
Four regional Health Mart pharmacies were recognized for their excellence with nominations for McKesson’s Pharmacy of the Year award, here at McKesson ideaShare 2015. Drug Store News caught up with each of the finalists in a series of one-on-one interviews at this year’s event, and it became clear that three traits were common among them.
The focus on education at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015 didn’t stop when the exhibit hall opened Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday in San Diego saw a robust lineup of Continuing Education and Lunch & Learn sessions that aimed to keep independent pharmacy owners and pharmacists apprised of the latest developments in patient care and the current state of the business.
New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report released on Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued guidance indicating that the agency would give pharmacies an additional four months to comply with product tracing requirements scheduled to take effect July 1, 2015.
McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off Wednesday with a full day of continuing education sessions to help independent pharmacists remain at the cutting edge of patient care and pharmacy practice. Over the course of the four-day conference, McKesson will host more than 30 CE sessions, covering such important topics as medication synchronization, marketing in a digital world, building prescriber relationships and much more.
Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.
DSN had an opportunity to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing about helping Health Mart owners and pharmacists promote their pharmacies their way. With more customizable tools and resources to promote their specific service offerings to local patients and prescribers, Health Mart stores can attract new patients and reinforce their value to existing patients.