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Tis the Season

Flu season is here, meaning it is a great time to evaluate your status as an immunization provider. Since pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals, we are valued members in our communities. Expanded scope and authority have provided pharmacists the ability to impact the availability and utilization of vaccines to a patient base that may not have otherwise been immunized.

QS/1 is First Pharmacy Software Provider to Partner with Appriss® Health NARxCHECK

Spartanburg, SC – January 4, 2017) As more states require stringent reporting of the dispensing of controlled substances, QS/1 is excited to be the first pharmacy management software provider to partner with Appriss Health and integrate NARxCHECK into pharmacy workflow. The Appriss PMP Gateway® provides real-time access to data collected by prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). If a premium membership with Appriss is held, NARxCHECK, an analytics tool, provides insight into a patient’s controlled substance use with risk scores. All information displays without interrupting workflow.

A Prescription for Stress

When you made the decision to become a pharmacist, you knew you were entering a profession that was honorable, respected and would bring you great rewards when helping people in your community. But most jobs with high-reward payouts tend to bring a level of stress also. As more demands are placed on pharmacists, and the pharmacy staff, work hours tend to be nonstop. It’s rare to take a break to catch your breath and ensure you are not only filling prescriptions correctly but also keeping up with the many regulatory demands that cannot be overlooked.

The Millennial Patient

So far, 2016 comprises a heated presidential race, the summer Olympics, the continued growth of social networks and much more. In the mix of all that consumes our news, you may have missed the passing of the torch to the Millennial generation. Millennials, defined as ages 18-34 in 2015 by the U.S. Census Bureau, have reached 75.4 million of the population and surpassed the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.

The Senior Patient

Adults 65 years of age and older may be your most unique customers. These patients play a significant role in the success of pharmacies – retail, specialty and long-term care. According to the Administration for Community Living’s report on health and healthcare, seniors are likely to have multiple chronic conditions.

New Opioid Law Promises Sweeping Changes

On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. This is the first major federal addiction legislative package in decades and is designed to tackle the opioid epidemic through a six-part initiative: prevention, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, criminal justice reform and overdose reversal.

QS/1’s QDM Does More Than Store Documents

In an effort to continuously create solutions that help pharmacies adapt to their ever-evolving operating environment, QS/1 is launching a new Document Management system, QDM®. This resource was developed as a way to help pharmacies successfully manage documentation needs while enhancing patient and partner engagement.

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