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Community pharmacy at a crossroads unites on new path

With clear evidence of their value, community pharmacies are ready to unite and take their healthcare services even further. Gathered online this week for McKesson ideaShare 2021, pharmacy owners, pharmacists, technicians and leaders from McKesson and Health Mart celebrated the successes of the past year while focusing on how to unite and grow their businesses…

Future-proof your pharmacy

The changes affecting pharmacies today are coming from multiple directions, not only regulations and reimbursement rates, but also evolving patient expectations. “We need to align our offerings so that we can future-proof our pharmacies and be the heath care destinations and providers we were always meant to be,” said Eyad Farah, president of Health Mart…

It’s time to seize a historic opportunity for the future of pharmacy

Armed with undeniable evidence that community pharmacies play a vital role in healthcare, pharmacists and other advocates are ready to push the case for provider status and payment change at the federal and state levels. The U.S. public health system wasn’t equipped to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but when the government expanded pharmacists’ authority…

The future of pharmacy is now

Independent community pharmacies have done more than just be responsive and resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. They laid the groundwork for playing a bigger role in the future of healthcare. “The future for our profession starts now,” said Nancy Lyons, Health Mart vice president and chief pharmacy officer, during the opening session of McKesson ideaShare…

McKesson ideaShare 2021 will help independent pharmacies unite, learn and grow

Are you ready for McKesson ideaShare 2021? Starting at 10 am CST on September 14, the 38th annual McKesson ideaShare brings together 2,000 independent pharmacies to virtually unite, learn and grow their businesses. McKesson ideaShare 2021 will provide opportunities to:   Unite Community pharmacy teams will join together virtually to support, strengthen and sustain the…

Shoppers are changing – is your pharmacy?

What you need to know to update your shelves and shopping experience In brief: Don’t assume you know why people come to your pharmacy or what they want Understand consumer trends and adapt to meet changing needs From skin care products to online shopping, don’t miss trends that could send shoppers to other stores Shoppers’…

Close gaps in patients’ diabetes care

Offer new methods to help your patients control their diabetes  In brief: One identical approach to caring for all patients with diabetes won’t address the varying needs of these diverse patients Identify different segments of patients based on their different situations, behaviors and needs Close care gaps by diversifying the interventions your pharmacy provides  …

How your pharmacy can help reduce vaccine hesitancy

Strategies to reduce vaccine hesitancy in your community In brief: Since vaccines for COVID-19 have been developed and are being manufactured and distributed, the most significant challenge to overcome is “vaccine hesitancy” Roughly 40% of patients are reluctant to get vaccinated, with greater hesitancy among groups such as Black individuals Several strategies can help reduce…

Lessons from Health Marts that are leading the way in COVID-19 vaccination

Lessons from Health Marts that are leading the way in COVID-19 vaccination In brief: About 600 Health Mart pharmacies are already administering COVID-19 vaccines Health Marts are participating in both federal and state COVID-19 vaccination programs Best practices include preparation, efficient workflows and leveraging strong relationships Pharmacies on the vaccination front lines Independent community pharmacies…

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