Front End Inventory and Supplies
Stock your front end with OTCs and merchandise that will keep your patients coming back.
Whether you decide to go with paper, plastic, and/or other alternatives, your pharmacy will need bags both for prescriptions and for front-end products. They’re also a great place for branding!
Credit Card Processors
Before opening, be sure your business is set up to receive at least all standard forms of payments. Also consider whether you would like to accept other forms of payment such as Apple Pay, Google Wallet, etc.
Laws and Regulations
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules protect the privacy and security of health information and provide individuals with certain rights to their health information. You play a vital role in protecting the privacy and security of patient information.
Serving older patients with Medicare is an important part of being a pharmacist. Read through these free online materials
for Medicare Parts C and D general compliance training.
Pharmacy Management Systems
A pharmacy management system (PMS) is a computer-based system that manages and organizes the medication dispensing process in a pharmacy. A PMS automates the pharmacy’s workflow and handles tasks such as:
- Reviewing orders
- Preparing medications
- Managing inventory
- Making medication orders
- Billing and insurance
- Identifying incompatibilities
- Prescription filling and processing
- Point of sale
AAP’s Preferred Partners include several systems to choose from.
Build Your Brand
A website is an essential part of making sure patients can find you, and a great opportunity to build your brand and provide information about your products and services. Have all relevant information about your business available and placed prominently: Phone number, address, email, hours of operation, and the like.
Make it easy for your patients to recognize your brand everywhere! If you do not have a printing solution available near you, you can easily create and print posters, flyers, business cards and more with cost-effective, high-quality online printers.
Create social media accounts to interact with your patients and community. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram are usually the best options for businesses, but only start as many as you have time to update. Like mentions and reply promptly to messages and strive to provide content that is useful to your patients