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.
News: Community Pharmacy
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.
On any given day in a community or long-term care (LTC) pharmacy, there are dozens of outside factors that can affect your business and its profits. The industry is in constant flux, and that uncertainty led to the closure of more than 600 retail pharmacies in 2017. Independents closed 67 locations; chains decreased by 138; grocery store pharmacies lost 169 and mass pharmacies shrank by 252.
Momentum continues to build toward the integration of pharmacists into the overall healthcare team, recognized (and reimbursed) for their clinical knowledge and patient care.
Policymakers in Washington, DC, are exploring reforms to Medicare Part D that could mark the most significant changes to the popular program since its inception in 2006.
“Good, good, good . . . good vibrations.” Remember when you used to sing that ditty in the shower as you got ready for work? Now, you’re trying to come up with a plausible excuse to call in sick, which is tough if you’re the boss or the only pharmacist on duty that day.
From pharmacy’s inception, patients have arrived at the door seeking more than medicine – and although selling side items is nothing new, dwindling profits on prescriptions make it increasingly important for revenue.
Saul Factor has been at the helm of QS/1 for just over six months, and during that time his impact has become apparent both inside and outside QS/1. When he took over the Company in July, he had barely settled into his office before he hit the road, crisscrossing the country on a journey to meet and talk with you, our customers, to get your take on the Company.
In community pharmacies, taking care of patients is a central part of the normal work day. Talking to patients about their health, educating them about a new medical diagnosis or explaining how a new prescription might affect their chronic conditions are just a few examples of daily interactions between staff and patients.
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.