3D Printing for the Medical Industry

3D printers are especially helpful in advancing treatment options in medicine. The printers are used to manufacture surgical tools less expensively than their traditional counterparts. 3D printing has also been used to create models to solve medical problems and to recreate body tissues. One day, the technology may be successfully implemented as an alternative to…

Amazon is Joining the Healthcare Industry

Amazon has managed to become a global giant by putting their resources in as many baskets as possible, but their newest venture is a bit unusual even by their standards. Amazon is moving into the healthcare industry. While their new business model could open up bold new opportunities for healthcare, it also opens a wealth…

The Future of the Global Pharma Marketplace

Building a transparent pharma marketplace is a challenge. The entire supply chain process in pharma is complex, and pharma teams need to differentiate their business from all others on the market. The latest innovations from companies such as the new pharma-centric marketplace Trade Pharma Network can help them do this. While some pharmacies rely on…

Texting Patients? Avoid These Pitfalls

For years, pharmacies have called patients to let them know about important updates to their service, like prescriptions that are ready for pickup or paperwork that needs to be filled out. Maintaining this kind of communication between patients and pharmacies is vital for the smooth day-to-day operation of a pharmacy and the patient’s satisfaction. Many…

Will Amazon’s Acquisition of Pillpack Impact the Opioid Epidemic?

The pharmaceutical world trembled a bit when Amazon acquired Pillpack at the end of June this year. With Amazon’s door to door shipping ability and, its entry into this market signals potential trouble for pharmacy giants like CVS and Walmart, whose stock dropped immediately upon announcement of the sale. The long-term implications may spell a…

My Secret to Personal Branding on LinkedIn and Twitter

When is the right time to work on your personal branding? NOW! You wouldn’t believe how many people reach out to me when they are between positions or unhappy in their current position and ask: How do I get my LinkedIn looking good? But their timing is off. It takes years to finetune your brand…

5 Pharmacy Remote Processing Considerations

Having spent the past 18 years using, implementing and maintaining pharmacy systems, I have often discussed whether a pharmacy gains or losses efficiencies by utilizing remote processing. Remote processing is also known as load balancing or alternate site processing. For the sake of this blog, I will refer to it as remote processing. Remote processing…