Addressing the medication needs of approximately 6,500 patients in more than 60 facilities across Georgia requires a blend of adept operations and commitment to customers. To do it successfully for 30 years in an ever-changing industry takes an open, flexible mindset.
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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.
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.
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.
Excellence is a strong word. So, if you use it, you better be able to back it up. Kevin Welch, president of Integra® LTC Solutions, and Saul Factor, president of QS/1, are more than comfortable using this adjective when it comes to the customer-driven strategic realignment of PrimeCare®.
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.
An updated Interpretive Guidance (IG) was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 5, 2017 that has far-reaching implications for long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and the pharmacists and pharmacies that provide services to residents.
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.