Archive for February, 2011

Survey Affirms Need for Pharmacist, Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

By Mark Hendrickson

A recent survey by two non-partisan groups of Congressional staff adds more urgency to NCPA’s call to pharmacists to “Get Involved!”.

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Collaborative Advances Pharmacists’ Role as Health Information Technology Moves Forward

Pharmacy has long been a health information technology (HIT) leader by exchanging patient information electronically to achieve point-of-care, third-party billing, but this technology’s potential benefits for patients and the practice of pharmacy are far from being realized. A recently formed pharmacy collaborative is making important strides toward that vision.

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Community Pharmacy 101 for Congress

By John Norton

One of the pillars of NCPA’s advocacy efforts is educating the U.S Congress. We want to dispel the antiquated notion that all independent community pharmacists do is count and dispense pills.

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State Pharmacy Bills Proposed; Highlight Need for Engagement by Pharmacists, Patients

The 2011 legislative session has officially begun in most state capitals in recent weeks and there’s already plenty of activity that could affect independent pharmacists and their patients – reinforcing the need for grassroots involvement.

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The Super Bowl of Pharmacy Ownership—Are You a Winner?

By Bill Popomaronis, RPh

Ok, because pharmacists are highly trusted professionals and for full disclosure, you should know this past weekend’s Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, sponsored by McKesson, ended at 12 noon on Super Bowl Sunday. Plenty of time for the football enthusiasts attending to get home and enjoy the game with the beverage of their choice.

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Protecting Patient Privacy in the Community Pharmacy Setting

This month marks the two-year anniversary of a law that enhanced patients’ medical privacy rights, while significantly expanding the obligations that pharmacies and other entities have for protecting sensitive patient information. The scope of these changes are worth revisiting today to make sure your pharmacy is in full compliance.

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Pharmacists as Diabetes Educators: Meeting Patient Needs, Growing their Business, Reducing Health Care Costs

By Bill Popomaronis, RPh

With attendee evaluations like “I think this was the best program I have attended in 40+ years as a pharmacist” and “Very practical, useful information” warming my brain, it was a lot easier to board the plane from 75 degree San Diego to 9 degree Baltimore, in returning home from NCPA’s latest Diabetes Accreditation Standards-Practical Applications (DASPA) program.

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