Drive-thrus are common among chain pharmacies as well as many smaller independent drugstores. Pharmacies began introducing drive-thru services in the 1990s, adding convenience and faster service for their customers.
Pharmacists spend their entire day focused on their customers’ health and wellness, sometimes leaving little time to attend to their own healthy habits. On a normal day, pharmacists can spend hours standing in one place, eating on the run and perhaps wearing shoes designed more for fashion than utility.
One of the burning questions fueling healthcare provider discussions is: What’s going to happen to the Affordable Care Act? The first answer was provided on March 24, 2017, when House Republican leaders pulled the proposed American Health Care Act legislation from a vote. However, on May 4, 2017, the House passed the American Health Care Act.
When most people start running for exercise with the idea of becoming a “runner,” they likely have a goal in mind. For example, they think, “I’d like to be able to run a mile.” When they become more ambitious and comfortable with the idea, they might strive to run a 5K. The bottom line is that having an objective in mind is important to achieve success
PrimeCare, the most comprehensive long-term care (LTC) pharmacy software in America, will transition to the leadership of Kevin Welch and Integra LTC Solutions. The move will further sharpen customer focus within both QS/1 and Integra.
If you run or own an independent long-term care (LTC) pharmacy in 2017, you’re probably wondering how your independent LTC pharmacy will compete with chains. There are many things to consider as you look toward the future.
Competing against the big guys is always part of running a small business and is a particularly relevant issue for independent pharmacies that operate in the face of considerable pressures.
I want to tell you about a wall. One that stands between you and the value you create for your patients and the rest of the healthcare system. This wall may be preventing you from helping patients improve their health and preventing sustainable community-based pharmacy business models.
I hear it all. As the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), I have the awesome opportunity to speak in-person to over 5,000 pharmacy owners most years − the very people the organization exists to represent. During those conversations, owners usually have two issues on their minds: here and now issues (keeping the lights on per se) and where the profession is going in the future (seeing around the corner).
Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) audits continue to plague pharmacies. There are more desk audits than ever before and plans are finding new ways to recoup payment on prescriptions.