Visit AAP at RBC in Las Vegas July 13-16
AAP is looking forward to celebrating and supporting independent pharmacies at Cardinal Health’s Retail Business Conference (RBC), July 13-16, in Las Vegas. Make plans to stop by the AAP Resource Room in Mandalay Bay, Level 2, Breakers Ballrooms K – L. Enjoy interactive sessions on ProfitAmp and SmartSync, plus a special Members-only reception on Thursday evening. Learn more about the event here
Cardinal Health issues new alert on fraudulent activity
Cardinal Health issued a new alert regarding recently reported fraudulent activity. There are reports of individuals falsely claiming to be representatives from pharmaceutical wholesalers and courier service employees. This is an industry-wide issue, as criminals attempt to place orders and intercept delivery of the product. Be on the lookout, and read the full alert here.
More than 90 percent of people in the United States live within five miles of a community pharmacy. Additionally, patients visit the pharmacy twice as often as they visit their primary healthcare provider. So, your pharmacy can make a significant impact on the lives of your community members, but you must get them through the door first.
One way is standing out from your competition by personalizing your services. From simple handwritten, thank you notes for a new patient to loyalty programs or just recognizing a birthday, the possible ways to connect with patients are endless. To learn more ideas about how to increase your pharmacy customer base, watch the AAP Preferred Partner webinar from TDS here.
Recognizing pharmacy techs as 'heroes,' Walmart vows to raise pay and hire more workers
Walmart recently announced its plan to raise wages for its more than 36,000 pharmacy technicians working in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. Additionally, the retail giant plans to hire an additional 5,000 workers in these positions this year. Are you ready to compete for staffing with Walmart? Read the full article from Drug Topics here.
Digital medication information reduces your printing costs
Have you ever thought about what it would take for your pharmacy to go green? If you could give your patients their medication information digitally, it would save you thousands of dollars every year in paper and toner costs. Our Preferred Partner, Vuca Health, has an innovative solution called MedsOnCue. Their platform has a library of informational videos about hundreds of medications, in both English and Spanish.
Setting business goals and measuring success
Do you know what your pharmacy will look like in three-, five- or even 10 years? Do you have milestones you are trying to reach and a plan to meet them? Creating a strategic plan and sticking to it is your only chance for long-term success. By analyzing your pharmacy’s finances, operations and team growth, PDS can help you establish your strategic objectives and implement metrics for success.
Tips for making your pharmacy more successful
We know that every pharmacy faces different challenges. That is why we partner with a variety of vendors to give you choices that address YOUR business needs. Our Preferred Partner, Rx30, can make your pharmacy faster and more efficient by optimizing your workflow and customizing it around you.
How pharmacies should bill for medical services
Independent pharmacies are the cornerstone of every community. And the role your pharmacy plays in your community is constantly evolving. You are not just filling scripts. You are doing healthcare counseling and testing. In many underserved areas, you are becoming the primary care provider for many patients.