Publications

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2019

PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz contributed to the May/June 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Dave discusses the importance of regularly scheduled reviews of pharmacy invoices to ensure that wholesaler contractual terms are being met or exceeded.

Click here to read Dave’s article entitled “Wholesaler Agreements: Pricing Caveats”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2019

PHSI Consultant Alan Sekula contributed to the January/February 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Alan discusses the 7 areas of focus in preparation for opening a specialty pharmacy.

Click here to read Alan’s article entitled “Considerations for Opening a Specialty Pharmacy”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2018

PHSI Vice President Don Dietz and Consultant Melissa Krause contributed to the November/December 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Don and Melissa discuss themes expected to impact pharmacy in 2019, including that pharmacies will continue to gain ground as healthcare destinations, through the expansion of immunizations administered by pharmacists; managing at-risk opioid patients; and continued market consolidation.

Click here to read Don and Melissa’s article entitled “Predictions for 2019”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2018

PHSI Consultants Melissa Krause and Ann Johnson contributed to the September/October 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Ann discuss the impact of drug product listings in the drug compendia to various stakeholders.

Click here to read Melissa and Ann’s article entitled “Importance of Correct Data in Health IT”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2018

PHSI President Tim Kosty contributed to the July/August 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Tim discusses the impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on electronically shared health information and the technology necessary to establish an interoperable system.

Click here to read Tim’s article entitled “Interoperability, FHIR, and Blockchain”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

Amazon Acquiring PillPack: Industry Perspectives

Pharmacy Practice News shares multiple perspectives on Amazon’s acquisition of PillPack.  PHSI President Tim Kosty contributes thoughts on the financial viability of multi-dose packaging by pharmacies.

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ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2018

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the May/June 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don discuss in detail four recent proposed mergers in the healthcare market and examine their impact on the pharmacy market.

Click here to read Tim and Don’s article entitled “Merger Mania Accelerates”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2018

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the January/February 2018 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don identify the expectations for 2018 including generic deflation and vertical integration through mergers and acquisitions.

Click here to read Tim and Don’s article entitled “2018 Expectations”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2017

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the November/December 2017 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don identify a detailed list of the top 20 key pharmacy areas that would be opportunities for virtual reality training.

Click here to read Tim and Don’s article entitled “Training Support with a New Technology Solution”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at http://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2017

PHSI President Tim Kosty and consultant Ann Johnson contributed to the September/October 2017 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Ann discuss the barriers that Amazon will likely face when entering the pharmacy market, as well as some areas of opportunity to become successful in the market.

Click here to read Tim and Ann’s article entitled “Amazon: Pharmacy Disrupter or Tough Going”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at http://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive.