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.
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.
QS/1 participated in the recent MTM and Medication Adherence Innovations Summit held in Chicago, IL. An estimated 70 healthcare professionals and industry leaders took part in an open discussion on how to improve patient adherence.
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.
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 is excited to release the first pharmacy-to-agency interface for Therap, the leading provider in electronic records and documentation in long-term care (LTC) environments for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.
(Spartanburg, SC – October 6, 2016) QS/1, a national leader in pharmacy software technology, announced it has released an enhanced interface with PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software for the senior care continuum.
(Spartanburg, SC – October 5, 2016) QS/1 has announced the release of an interface from its Workflow process to the eNGAGE Patient Management platform.
According to 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, 78 Americans die from an opioid overdose each day. The CDC has declared that the U.S. has a prescription drug abuse epidemic.