In part 2 last week of our series on the NCPDP’s new standard for ePrescribing, which becomes effective January 1, we talked about the standard’s new ways for pharmacies and prescribers to communicate. In this third installment, we explore an important, if somewhat controversial, update in version 2017071 – the ability to mark a prescription as urgent.
In part 1 last week of our series on the NCPDP’s new standard for ePrescribing, which becomes effective January 1, we talked about the many new fields contained in version 2017071. In this second installment, we explore the standard’s new two-way communication possibilities.
Nobody likes gaps in information that can cause missteps in decision-making. That’s especially true when you’re responsible for someone’s health and safety, and it was a big concern when updating the NCPDP standard for ePrescribing.
The NCPA Innovation Center is now taking submissions for its annual NICE Awards, which recognize the best of community pharmacy branding and marketing. QS/1 is excited to sponsor these awards. Why should you consider applying?
Pharmacist salaries, OTC cold remedies for kids, a pharmacy exam cheating scandal, and sharing data on pharmacy techs – check out 4 developments in our field that are worth knowing about, plus one for some Halloween fun.
Did you know there’s an oft-quoted statistic that 64% of features in a piece of software are never used? What a waste of both resources and potential, right? It’s enough to make us all ask ourselves, about both our software and our career in general, “What am I wasting because I’m not effectively using what I already have?”
They say there’s a silver lining to every cloud, but pharmacists know there can also be extra complexity with every additional revenue stream. Not to say it’s not worth it! Each pharmacy added brings the potential for greater profits. But having multiple pharmacy locations can present a dilemma to owners – paradoxically, this is especially […]
Exhaustion. Indifference. Tense muscles, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping. Irritability, anxiety, relationship problems, depression – this is what burnout looks like, and it’s reached a critical juncture for today’s pharmacists, say leading industry organizations. They want it to change.
It’s hard not to notice that specialty drugs are becoming pharmacy’s biggest players. New drugs with price tags upwards of 2 million dollars are hard to ignore. Even while society wrestles with these drugs’ unprecedented health and financial implications, community pharmacists have been exploring what their role in specialty dispensing might be. Specialty definitions and […]
We love our moms, and even when we’re grabbing a card and flowers at the last minute, we love to show them on Mother’s Day. Aside from stocking popular gifts for their special day, what are some simple ways your pharmacy can show moms the love – every day?
As a saying goes, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” Could you be avoiding fruitful collaboration with physicians because you’re just – umm – uncomfortable about how to start?
Community pharmacists are providing more clinical services and getting paid for them, finding new ways to grow their business.