If you receive and transmit electronic prescriptions, you’re probably aware that they conform to a standard set by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).
The shower of crumbs after turning over the average keyboard is probably a good indicator of how much TLC most computer hardware gets. But if your hardware isn’t fast enough, can’t handle the latest features, or is even running non-supported software (Windows 7 users, look out), then you are struggling unnecessarily – which affects your pharmacy’s performance.
A new member of the J M Smith corporate family, Mevesi is now part of the Integra product suite. Already integrated with QS/1’s NRx and Integra’s PrimeCare, its platforms include Business Intelligence, Pharmacy Edge, and Transitions of Care geared to the pharmacy-hospital relationship.
The customer conference was exciting for Point-of-Sale (POS) customers as I reviewed updates, demoed the new SharpPOS, and showcased our new hardware. If you were unable to attend or would like a review, here are the highlights.
It’s not only important to ensure your operation is performing regular backups; it’s crucial to know how long it would take to resume operations if you had to scrap your current system and restore it from a backup.
It always comes back to the foundation and infrastructure. No matter how swanky the front end or conscientious the staff, if your hardware is not up to speed (figuratively and literally), or if it does not offer the functionality you need to manage your workflow and support your customers’ demands, then you are struggling unnecessarily, which can affect your profits and your business.
Your pharmacy management software and how it handles ancillary services is the lifeline of your community or long-term care pharmacy. Every pharmacy’s goal is to grow and maximize profits while ensuring the best patient outcomes, and keeping your software up to date is a vital part of making sure you have the tools you need to reach your goals.
It takes months of planning, testing and multiple departments to produce QS/1’s monthly system updates. In addition, our software enhancement teams develop and troubleshoot throughout the entire development process; a method that produces quality updates faster and provides a level of transparency in what we do and how we do it.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 75 percent of physician office visits involve drug therapy, and more than 50 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription medicine, making pharmacies a key element in a patient’s care plan.
QS/1 is more than just your pharmacy management software vendor – we are a part of your team. And as your team member, we want to ensure you are aware of everything our software and services have to offer so you can get the most out of your pharmacy management system.
Cyber security. Hackers. Viruses. Data breaches. These words have become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that they don’t quite pack the same punch they used to…unless they affect you. Chances are, you have been the victim of a cyber-related mishap, either personally or professionally, and dangers seem to lurk everywhere. Even mundane tasks, like clicking an email attachment, visiting an ATM or paying for gas at the pump with a credit card, have become risky.
It’s no longer news that social media outlets have earned their place in the marketing mix. For organizations with fewer resources to devote to self-promotion, platforms such as Instagram™ offer an unbeatable price tag and an increased potential reach (600 million active, monthly users). Perhaps even more compelling is the fact that these platforms are all about community building – a natural for independent pharmacies. So what exactly does Instagram offer for pharmacy marketing?