Is it strep or the flu? When they’re sick, your patients want the answer as soon as they can get it, and the shortage of primary care physicians makes you a logical, trusted, and easy alternative.
Some of our favorite things to do in the summer come with health implications that are also predominant during warm weather.
Chances are, you’re still filling a prescription for a patient years after you first dispensed it. You’ve probably also had to alert patients or their doctors that a prescription they brought in might not be a good fit with what they’re currently taking. With so much of healthcare becoming drug based, it was probably inevitable that people would end up being prescribed more meds, for longer, than is good for them.
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.
Over recent decades, obesity has grown into a global health crisis where 38% of U.S. adults and more than 17% of children are currently obese. A 2015 study revealed statistics that are even more alarming: more than 600 million adults and 100 million children worldwide are considered obese.
As a 36-year QS/1 customer, the Heart of Texas Community Health Center, known locally as Waco Family Health Center, has relied on pharmacy solutions that fit its unique setup and can be customized as the need arises.
Of all the caregivers a patient encounters, community pharmacists are often the most accessible. There is increasing focus on how their availability and clinical know-how can be used to create better outcomes for patients, particularly the high-risk and chronically ill.
Remember wondering: When will I ever use pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling? Recall constant musing over: How will I keep my patients loyal to me? Or, how can I have a new revenue stream that ties into my professional license? Well, enter personalized and precision pharmacotherapy.
Communication is one of the key components of a successful business; communicating internally with your staff and externally with your customers and the local community you serve. It’s critical that the message you’re communicating internally aligns with the message that makes its way to the masses.
Pharmacies and Home Medical Equipment (HME) providers can gather patient data to improve patient medication adherence, set up synchronization programs and increase revenue.
I remember my dad taking me to watch the Atlanta Braves play the St. Louis Cardinals. I’ll never forget the Cardinals making their arrival, because their shortstop – Ozzie Smith – took the field with a trot, a cartwheel and a backflip. If a back flipping shortstop doesn’t make your heart race, you may not be a baseball fan. Theatrics aside, shortstops are exciting because they are often defensive captains whom others take cues from, the link between the infield and outfield and the second base ghost that keeps runners honest. Similarly, pharmacists are becoming the captains of the patient healthcare team: implementing patient care plans; connecting healthcare team members, patients and family members with meaningful assessments and therapy data; keeping conditions in check and intervening when necessary.