Archives for topic: Clinical Performance

Prepare seniors for the upcoming flu season

Prepare seniors for the upcoming flu season In brief: Patients 65 and older account for 57% of hospitalizations and 75% of deaths from seasonal flu While older patients often get a flu shot, this year poses more challenges Due to COVID-19, offering flexible flu shot options for older patients is important and requires preparing now…

Ensure the health of your business with a succession plan

Why your pharmacy needs a succession plan Owning an independent pharmacy business can be extremely rewarding, however down the road there may come a time when you find yourself in the position of wanting or needing to sell your business. Whether it is because of retirement or the wish to pursue other endeavors, it is…

How Grubb’s Pharmacy built diversity and community support

Create a pharmacy that welcomes diverse patients and staff In brief: Communities across the U.S. are becoming more diverse To serve these communities, pharmacies must treat all individuals and staff with respect A success story in Washington, DC shows that when a pharmacy supports the diverse community, the community will support the pharmacy Diversity is…

Prepare for a very different back-to-school season

COVID-19 adds new health needs for students, families, teachers In brief: Back-to-school preparations will be very different amid COVID-19 Help families with obvious needs related to COVID-19, like masks, wipes, hand sanitizer But don’t forget less obvious but very important back-to-school needs, like immunizations In 2020, nothing is normal Most years at back-to-school time, families…

Telepharmacy: The digital house call to reach patients

Learn the telepharmacy basics and benefits In brief: Telepharmacy continues to take the spotlight as the industry looks for ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and increase patient access to care. Estimated start-up costs for a telepharmacy could be anywhere between $75,000 to $150,000 less than a traditional pharmacy. Before you can pursue telepharmacy…

During COVID-19, keep chronic patients on track

Focus on adherence, education and immunizations In brief: With all the attention on COVID-19, make sure to focus on patients with chronic diseases Multiple factors may keep these patients from taking their meds as prescribed Pharmacist intervention can improve adherence and other health measures Since February, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines, which will likely continue.…

How Health Mart serves local need for access to COVID-19 testing

In partnership with an approved HHS testing contractor, eTrueNorth, select Health Mart pharmacies offer free COVID-19 testing to patients. In brief: Federal and state action has cleared the way for pharmacies to offer COVID-19 testing Most consumers are comfortable with COVID-19 testing and treatment at pharmacies In May, select Health Mart® pharmacies started offering free…

How to make your pharmacy’s front end profitable this summer

Show customers you have everything they need for summer In brief: After a spring to forget, people are longing for a fun summer Prominently promote summer basics like sunscreen and insect repellent Pair basics with complementary items Become your community’s go-to summer resource by encouraging customers to stock up on everything they will need at…

During uncertain times, communicate!

When in a crisis, communicate with customers. In brief: Because of COVID-19, many patients are scared, anxious and uncertain Even when juggling lots of responsibilities, during times of uncertainty, communication is critical Provide patients with basic, timely information Learn from pharmacies that are taking the lead to communicate with their customers In a crisis, don’t…

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