In the May 2010 Issue of the American’s Pharmacist Magazine the article titled – Strategic IT Management will focus on data-management and strategies for Independent Pharmacies.
With the unprecedented business challenges facing independent pharmacies today, owners must be searching, planning, and implementing alternative strategies that create efficiencies, increased productivity, and new profit opportunities. Independent community pharmacy must accomplish more in any given day on the job to create more opportunity for success, sustainability, and increased patient services.
Managing your pharmacy’s technology, automation, and process are keys to optimal effectiveness, and can have a significant impact on the store’s productivity and profitability. The use of pharmacy automation is more than just medication counting and packaging. Strategic planning and independent pharmacy’s adoption of automation can affect the entire process, from receipt of a prescription order to the actual dispensing of a finished product. In the May issue, Todd Eury discusses ways for independent pharmacy to leverage data to improve outcomes.