Publications

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2016

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz discuss the two broad types of pay-for-performance networks in the September/October 2016 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist.  Their Viewpoints article reviews the types of performance networks and the different strategies employed to drive measurements designed to improve patient outcomes. Click here to read the article “Performance Networks.”

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2016

PHSI President Tim Kosty discusses the final AMP rule in the July/August 2016 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist.  In his Viewpoints article, Tim reviews the regulatory changes within the final AMP rule and its impact on the various market segments. Click here to read the article “Final AMP Rule: Industry Implications.”

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2016

PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz discusses the benefits of using an inventory management system in pharmacies in the May/June 2016 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist.  The Viewpoints article discusses various aspects of setting up and utilizing a system to help reduce inventory and increase turns while ensuring the proper amount of product is in stock at the right time.  Click here to read the article “Getting a Handle on Your Inventory.”

 

 

Update 8/26/2016:

We received this great response from Erich Cushey, RPh, Owner/Operator of Curtis Pharmacy and wanted to share with all of you:

“Read your article in ComputerTalk on inventory control and really enjoyed it. We have aggressively reduced our inventory through our Sync program, and really see the benefits in both improved cash flow and tax savings as well. A shame more owners don’t pay attention to it.”

We encourage you to keep reading our posts and please don’t hesitate to send further questions or comments.
Thanks
The PHSI Team

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2016

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the January/February 2016 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don review the market dynamics driving the accelerating consolidation of retail pharmacies and the impact that consolidations have on various stakeholders in the industry.

Click here to read their article entitled “The Market Impact of Pharmacy Consolidation.”

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2015

PHSI Consultant Ann Johnson contributed to the November/December 2015 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In her Viewpoints article, Ann highlights the increased use of patient intelligence tools, focusing on fitness trackers. The article discusses the various applications of these devices to patient care and improved health outcomes. Click here to read the article entitled “The Impact of Patient Intelligence Tools on Healthcare.”

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2015

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Consultant Ann Johnson contributed to the September/October 2015 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Ann discuss the opportunity for expansion of pharmacy clinical services within ACO’s, and explore challenges for pharmacies and payers during implementation. Click here to read the article entitled “Influence of Accountable Care Organizations on Clinical Services.”

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2015

PHSI Consultant Ann Johnson contributed to the July/August 2015 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In her Viewpoints article, Ann discusses the pharmacy’s role in managing generic drug price increases by reviewing purchasing options, monitoring utilization trends, updating discount generic lists, evaluating U&C pricing, and monitoring MAC reimbursement. Click here to read the article entitled “Challenges of Managing Generic Pricing.”

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2015

PHSI Consultants Alan Sekula and Ann Johnson contributed to the May/June 2015 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Alan and Ann review the impact that biosimiliars will have on various stakeholders: drug compendia, payers, wholesalers, pharmacies, and manufacturers.  Click here to read their article entitled “Biosimilars: Facts and Future Decisions”.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist March/April 2015

PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz contributed to the March/April 2015 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Dave discusses the challenges surrounding e-prescribing of controlled substances and responsibilities that pharmacies have when utilizing the process and pharmacy system.  Click here to read Dave’s article entitled “E-Prescriptions Leading to Uncharted Waters”.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2015

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the January/February 2015 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don provide an annual forecast of market changes for 2015. The article reviews topics such as Track-and-Trace Implementation, Consumerism, Narrow Networks, and Measurements and Documentation for pharmacies.

Click here to read their article entitled “Predictions for 2015”.