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Software

Musings on software and pharmacy information technologies.

The other morning, before my staff arrived to work for the day, I took a phone call from one of the group homes we service. They wanted to know if we had received an order for a dose change on a patient’s sertraline. I looked in our systems and concluded that we had not yet received......
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EQuIPP scores are increasingly being used to compare pharmacies, and are the basis of some drug plan plan incentives. Understanding how these numbers are calculated can help a pharmacy plot a course of action to improve their scores. Today, the Thriving Pharmacist looks at the calculation of the compliance scores (the PDC) and some techniques to optimize your pharmacy's performance. ...
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What does the current court order requiring Apple Computer to assist the FBI by “hacking” into a criminal’s phone have to do with pharmacy? One word: privacy. More and more, our patients are using their “smart phones” to keep and store their health records. Apple even includes Health Kit in their core operating system on......
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Several weeks ago, this blog discussed our use of a Parata Pass robot and our implementation of SuperSync. At that time, we announced (somewhat like proud parents) that our Parata Pass (named Phyllis) was going to be a big sister. Well Maximus (a Parata Max) entered our pharmacy almost 2 weeks ago and this blog......
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keBack when I was a pharmacy student, there were still some pharmacies that kept prescription histories for their patients on paper and typed prescription labels on an electric typewriter. The Bates Number Machine was still a staple of many practices. Today, with the advances in computers and electronics, modern pharmacies in the United States use computerized Pharmacy......
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One of the most challenging issues facing today’s health care providers is sharing information. Technologically, one might assume that it would be easy to create a system of data exchange between providers. The reality, though, is that providers may be selective with what they will share, who they may share it with, and how they share it. The......
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A key factor in performing continuous medication monitoring (CMM) is knowing the indication of  each medication a patient is taking. Sometimes this is easy to decide, and other times it can be challenging. The important step, however, is documenting the information once it is known. This article will discuss strategies and workflows that we use to......
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Dispensing software is necessarily optimized for dispensing. To perform a clinical review, the software needs to present information in a very different manner....
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ver the last several years, we have watched many software companies struggle with paid upgrade cycles. As feature sets for applications have matured over the years, it has become harder and harder for companies to convince its users that they need the new features only available with the newest version. For example, I am an......
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