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PTR PODCAST Episode 11: Discriminatory pricing in independent pharmacy with Bruce Roberts, Rph., NCPA

PTR PODCAST Episode 11 is focused on the subject of discriminatory pricing in independent pharmacy. In the prescription drug market, price discrepancies are common for independent community pharmacies and their patients. They cost consumers a fortune and largely determine winners and losers in the retail pharmacy community, rather than letting the marketplace decide. 

Special Guest: Bruce T. Roberts, RPh
Executive Vice President and CEO
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

Bruce Roberts has devoted his professional life to the advancement of independent community pharmacy and pharmacist-centered patient care. He is a staunch supporter of the vital role that pharmacists can and must play in our increasingly complex health care delivery system.


PTR PODCAST Episode 10: The Science & State of WEB2.0 in Pharmacy

Special Guest Dr. Kevin Clauson Pharm.D, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Kevin’s research, clinical interests, and expertise include consumer health informatics, medicine 2.0, complementary and alternative medicine, information quality, and eLearning.


We will be talking about the current statistical information available on the effect of social media in pharmacy and its potential to help significantly change the connection between patient and healthcare provider.


We look at the privacy concerns, pharmacy student interaction, and education benefits of WEB2.0 mediums used in the pharmacy industry.


Special Guest: Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Program

Nova Southeastern University

3970 RCA Boulevard, Suite 7006A

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410



Here a link to the Slideshare presentation created for a pharmacy CE meeting -created by Kevin Clauson:


Call in Guest: Dr. Jeff Cain

Director of Education Technology
College of Pharmacy Dean's Office and Office of Education


Cain J, Scott D, Akers P. Student pharmacists’ Facebook activity and opinions regarding accountability and e-professionalism. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009; In press.

Direct download: PTR_PODCAST_Episode_10_The_Science_of_WEB20_in_Pharmacy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

PTR PODCAST Episode 9: Getting Results: Creative Audio in Community Pharmacy
Todd Klocke President of World Wide Audio Media Music-Background & Foreground in St Cloud, MN talks about using creative audio in pharmacy. The WWAM team believes in delivering a complete marketing strategy and has been part of the pharmacy community for more than 20 years.
Developing a unique and professional sound used during holding times for customer calls helps to brand a pharmacy as an established and viable healthcare provider. We explore this technology and expand on the focal point of brand importance.

Todd Klocke


World Wide Audio Media



PTR PODCAST Episode 7 IT Strategy with StrongCord IT Management

Pharmacy IT Strategy: With Special Guest - Chairman of StrongCord Infrastructure Systems Management Corporation - Dave Gilmore.

When it comes to Information Technology (IT) the term “Strategy” is a direct fit.

The leadership of your Pharmacy is similar to Command Central from which the ideas of growth, being better at what you do, and achieving targeted results find their start.

As we have all come to understand, IT is a critical component to a Pharmacy’s business success. Without it, the Pharmacy would be unable to meet the growing demands for quality fulfillment, compliance reporting, and operational performance.

As Pharmacy Owners and Operators think about their “Strategy” to meet particular business goals, the importance of their IT strategy takes center stage.

Knowing which technologies to choose, how they interoperate, how to manage them, what is a reasonable cost, and what’s coming down the road that could possibly impact a technology choice, are all critical parts of a successful IT strategy.

Direct download: PTR-PODCAST-Episode-7_IT_Strategy_with_StrongCord_IT_Management.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

PTR PODCAST Episode 8: Mobile Applications in Pharmacy Healthcare with Jerry Fahrni

Length:  30 min 

Description: Today’s information age provides us with some incredible software tools to assist in providing better patent care.


Hospital System Pharmacy Informatics Guru - Jerry Fahrni and I discuss several dynamic applications used in Healthcare / Pharmacy featuring RxCalc.


Todd S. Eury

Pharmacy Technology Resource, LLC.

Office: (412) 735-4427

Mobile: (412) 585-4001

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PTR PODCAST Episode 6: Operational Efficiency in Pharmacy through Automation

Original Air Date: 8/17/2009 7:30 PM

In this episode we talk with Bonnie Spiers who's an Independent Contractor that develops and implements pharmacy automation strategies. A Columbus Ohio resident Bonnie has extensive experience in the pharmacy automation industry.

Bonnie worked for Artromick International as their VP of Pharmacy Systems and Development, she was a Director at NCS Healthcare for more than 20 years, and is a Buckeye at heart.

We will discuss the impact pharmacy-automation has on creating profitable opportunities for pharmacy and several modern systems in the market.

Direct download: PTR-PODCAST-Episode-6-Automation-in-Pharmacy-Bonnie-Spiers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

PTR PODCAST Episode 5: Jerry Fahrni with Pharmacy Informatics and Technology

Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Blog Author Jerry Farhni Guest Hosts.

Mr. Fahrni has been a licensed pharmacist in California since 1997 after obtaining his Pharm.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. His pharmacy experience is almost exclusively hospital based totaling nine years of inpatient pharmacy, including a couple of years as a pediatric pharmacist and five years of critical care medicine.

Mr. Fahrni has a special interest in technology coupled with pharmacy which creates a natural fit when he was offered the position of IT pharmacist at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, California. He works with IT professionals, physicians, and nurses on various projects including smart pumps, automated carousels, automated packagers, databases, pharmacy systems, bedside scanning, barcoding, Pyxis and Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE). We are honored to have Jerry Fahrni as our guest.


FSA Processing & Independent Pharmacy (Guest Host Brandon Shuey: FlexTrax Solutions)

Guest Host Brandon Shuey - President of FlexTrax Solutions. New IRS regulations take effect on July 1, 2009 that will impact how pharmacies process flexible spending account (FSA) transactions. read more To comply with these new laws, pharmacies will be required to use an IIAS compliant system, or risk losing FSA customers. The updated requirements are expected to dramatically impact independent pharmacies that, unlike their larger competitors, might not be able to afford a traditional, expensive POS.

FlexTRAX Solutions
245 N. Waco, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202
(888) 353-9449
Direct download: PTR-PODCAST-Episode-4-Flexible-Spending-Accounts-Processing-July-2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Episode 3 Pharmacy Automation - Remote Dispensing
Remote Dispensing Talyst Part 1
Remote dispensing solutions enable safe, cost-effective medication delivery to patients in care settings that do not operate a full service in-house pharmacy. These healthcare environments include nursing homes, assisted living centers, and correctional institutions.
Guest Host: Carla Corkern - CEO Talyst
Talyst Headquarters
13555 SE 36th ST.
Suite 150
Bellevue, WA 98006
By: Pharmacy Technology Resource, LLC.
(412) 735-4427
Direct download: Episode_3_Talyst_Blog_Talk_Radio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT


We explore the subject of pharmacy automation and the advantages for the independent pharmacy business owner.  

1) How to leverage and gain measurable ROI from these advanced systems.  

2) Marketing your new technology investments  

3) Gaining buy-in from your customers, prospects, community, and employees.  

Guest Callers:  

Mike Johnston - President

National Pharmacy Technician Association


Office: (888) 247-8700   


Mike Bailey - President

Pharmacy Automation Systems


Office (800) 448-8768

Direct download: Episode_2_Pharmacy_Automation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT