What do Dickinson County Healthcare System, Hendrick Health System, Sonoma Valley Hospital, Sky Lakes Medical Center, University of Vermont Health Network, Reconstructive Orthopedic Center of Houston, and Delta Dental Plans Association have in common?
It’s the time of year to have a little fun with the spooky and dreadful. If the workload in your pharmacy can provoke screams and haunt dreams – read on for sweet nuggets to help you work smarter.
All systems are go for the new e-prescribing standard. New SCRIPT 2017071, which replaces current version 10.6, is effective on January 1, 2020. Getting the standard to the point of release was a huge undertaking. That indicates there are solid reasons behind it, so read on for details.
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.