Archives for topic: Clinical Performance

Mark the new year with fresh marketing

Experiment with new approaches to draw more customers In brief: The marketing that drew new customers in the past could be a dud today The way to improve your marketing is to test and tweak new approaches Tips: support your community, build an email list, hire an expert Get new customers by marketing in new…

Business plan essentials for opening a new pharmacy

Opening a successful new pharmacy starts with a well-thought-out business plan In brief: RxOwnership® has helped thousands of pharmacy owners get started. Key lessons learned: understand the basics, develop a business plan, assemble a team and pick a good location. A business plan is foundational. Understand all of the essential elements. Focus on financing; lack…

Move beyond filling prescriptions to filling gaps in care

Keeping patients with chronic disease healthier makes your pharmacy healthier In brief More than 50% of adults have a chronic disease, such as diabetes, hypertension or depression By identifying care gaps and providing services, a pharmacy can improve patients’ lives Multiple opportunities exist for pharmacies to be paid for disease state management Independent pharmacies can…

10 areas to grow your bottom line in 2020

Expand your services to add new revenue streams In brief: Independent pharmacy revenues were flat last year and owner salaries continue to drop But many pharmacies are growing revenues by innovating and adding services Discover 10 ways to grow your pharmacy’s revenues Then, decide and prioritize which ideas to pursue in 2020 The need to…

Why becoming an Amazon Hub Counter can be fulfilling

Draw customers into your store with Amazon package pickups In brief: More than 100 million Americans subscribe to Amazon Prime1 Many shoppers don’t want packages left on their doorsteps To accommodate these shoppers, Amazon created a program with retailers across the country to establish Amazon Hub Counters Providing package pickup at your pharmacy can draw…

How to avoid pharmacy burnout

Don’t ignore signs of pharmacist burnout Overview: Being a pharmacist and owning a pharmacy are hard, and many pharmacists experience burnout When you are burned out, it is bad for patients, who can sense burnout A new screening tool can assess your well-being and provide tips to improve your life Changing your daily habits and…

Flu season doesn’t end in October

Check patients’ immunizations year-round In brief: While most flu shots are given by the end of October, flu season can last into May A flu shot can protect patients as long as the virus is circulating CDC provides resources to promote National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 1–7 in 2019 To ensure that patients are fully…

Take steps to avoid pharmacy work-related injuries

Assess ergonomics so employees are safe, comfortable and productive In brief: An ergonomic evaluation of pharmacy tasks was conducted by NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health This evaluation found multiple issues that can lead to employee injuries Ergonomic solutions for pharmacists and technicians can be simple and inexpensive Analyze your workplace and…

The value of a patient with diabetes

Why serving patients with diabetes is good business In brief: The magnitude of the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. is staggering Patients with diabetes spend more than $6,000 per year on average on medications and supplies Patients with diabetes spend far more per year than patients without diabetes A patient with diabetes may be worth…

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