Archives for topic: Business and Operations

Send yourself to the school nurse’s office

Work with school staff and families to prepare students for school In brief: Many children need to take medications during the school day Schools often lack staffing and expertise in dealing with medications Pharmacists can assist school nurses and staff, families, and children in preparing to safely go back to school Helping school nurses help…

Pack the max into McKesson ideaShare 2018

Discover innovative solutions at McKesson ideaShare In brief: McKesson ideaShare 2018 is July 8-12 in Las Vegas McKesson ideaShare 2018 features 2,000+ independent pharmacy owners, about 200 exhibitors and 100+ educational sessions A new app makes it easy to find and schedule sessions Take advantage of opportunities to grow your business More than 2,000 independent…

Make preparations to recharge this summer

Prepare your pharmacy staff for your vacation In brief: Taking a vacation can recharge you and strengthen your business Train your staff to handle the business in your absence Once your staff can run the pharmacy smoothly without you there, you will be free to work on growing the business Benefits of a vacation —…
self-care

Take care of your pharmacy by taking care of yourself

3 ways to protect yourself from burnout In brief: Small business owners tend to experience stress and social isolation. This can lead to physical and mental health issues. Tips for reducing stress are: control your schedule, work more efficiently, connect with others. By better managing yourself you’ll be in a stronger position to manage your…
antipsychotic-injections

Does your pharmacy offer antipsychotic injections?

How everyone can benefit when pharmacies administer LAIs In brief: About 8.5 million American adults live with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.1 Failure to take medications as prescribed is a major problem in those populations. Long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) can help improve adherence. Pharmacies can provide LAIs in about the same time as a flu shot.…
improve-your-appearance

10 ideas to improve your store’s appearance

Invest in renovations that pay off with increased sales In brief: Freshen your pharmacy’s look about every 5 years.1 Sales can increase up to 10% in the year following a redesign. Which of the 10 ideas below is the best fit to help your pharmacy increase sales? If you haven’t updated your pharmacy’s appearance in…
pharmacy-inventory

Want more cash? Clean up your inventory.

Manage inventory efficiently to manage funds In brief: Part of any good spring cleaning includes cleaning up your pharmacy’s inventory and improving your inventory management process. Better managing inventory frees cash. Best practices for managing inventory include taking advantage of medication synchronization, automation, effective purchasing processes and monitoring. 4 steps to cleaner inventory Just as…

3 tools to improve med adherence and safety at home

Help patients safely stay on track with their prescriptions In brief: Patients’ failure to take medications as prescribed leads to up to $300 billion in avoidable healthcare costs annually.1 Teaching patients to use technology and other tools at home can improve adherence and help avoid unsafe usage of medication. Patients don’t properly take about half…
pharmacy-provider

Pharmacist as provider: A view of the future

Three steps for pharmacists to become full providers In brief: Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals in America. Pharmacists’ scope of practice continues to expand. Pharmacists can provide immunizations and dispense certain medications in most states without a prescription. Pharmacists are increasingly being paid for professional services, but further policy changes are needed to…

Take control of your time in 2018

Improve your time management, improve your life and business In brief: Most small business owners feel overwhelmed by work and want more time. Studies show that people are more effective when they master time management. Staying organized allows for more achievement with less work. Overwhelmed? You aren’t alone. One survey found: Pharmacy owners can improve…

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