Mon, 30 April 2018
Making the Most of Your Pharmacy Benefits Program
Pharmacy benefit management. In the United States, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) is a third-party administrator (TPA) of prescription drug programs for commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and state government employee plans.
1. Employees should learn what is available to them through the pharmacy
2. Employees should try to eliminate duplication
3. Benefits are a part of employee compensation
4. Owners should learn to be open to what employees want instead of projecting what they thing employees want
5. Owners should communicate their benefits effectively
6. An non communicated benefit is not a benefit at all
Direct download: IOS_Making_the_Most_of_Your_Pharmacy_Benefits_Program.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Fri, 27 April 2018
NSU College of Pharmacy hosted the 2018 Futures Summit on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center.
Dr. Scott Kjelson Pharm.D., CPh. is Director of Student Transitions & Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kjelson organized the student interactive event with 50+ industry organizations.
The FUTURES Summit provided pharmacist candidates a glimpse of what the pharmacy profession truly has to offer. From new clinical breakthroughs to advancements in technology, pharmacists hold positions that bring great value to health care systems.
Thu, 26 April 2018
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Tue, 24 April 2018
This week Seth DePasquale and Bryan Prince discuss the differences between endotoxin and endospores; diving a little deeper into the post from last week. Seth & Bryan talk about the basics of these two, why they’re important and how to kill or deactivate them.
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Mon, 23 April 2018
Today on The Fit Pharmacist Podcast of the Pharmacy Podcast Network we have our very own Dr. Erin Albert: an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, health outcomes pharmacist, attorney, coach, podcaster and speaker. She is the founder of two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), and a health outcomes pharmacist for an accounting firm. She has penned over a dozen books on a range of topics, including entrepreneurship, career development, and pharmacy practice.
In addition, she also podcasts for the Pharmacy Podcast Network under the channel entitled: Pharming Your Career, which is about healthcare career development. She was named an Indianapolis Business Journal 2017 Woman of Influence. Her most recent book is Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later, and she just returned from SXSW where she was a speaker and mentor!
TOPICS COVERED ON THIS EPISODE:
Your story- from Pharmacist to Changing the World! What is Your WHY?
-Started as PIC – can have immediate impact on pt care
-Pharmaceutical Industry: working hard to impact patients
-Academia X 10 years at pharmacy school
-Writing and contributing
-Accounting firm & government health outcomes payers
-Blogging X 10 years ago, initially no pharmacy, then shifted to serve followers
-Mission to elevate health and care for healthcare
-How to develop robust content for voice-activated devices
-How do I do the career portfolio thing?
How to Focus in a Distracted World to Optimize Your Time
-Commit, carry the ball all the way through to the end zone
-You cannot work on multiple books at once: focus on ONE thing
-Lifelong learner = best way to master your craft
-Break down tasks to small chunks so they’re not overwhelming
-Keep focused and in the moment: look at one year, break it down to quarters, then to months
Advice for Where to Start/Not Get Overwhelmed or Caught Up in Details
-We all have interruptions
-Priorities, mission, what to focus on, people hijacking your time and inboc
-There is a reason why the letters N and O are next to the others in the alphabet
How to Make An Impact
-Gear to present day, value of the profession, not just one on one
-Think who they are: strengths finder, Take 5; What’s your mission? *payhip- create a CV of your own personality- YOUR
-Lottery Test: if you won, what would you do
-Curate content, not just create it
-What is your exciting therapeutic area? Pick one, then a passion outside of pharmacy, and see if the two mash up
*Spring clean on yourself! Pull out your list and objectively look at it
How people can reach the guest!
How People Can Reach Dr. Albert:
Social for the show notes:
-*Twitter: @ErinLAlbert @PharmingCareers @Pharmllc
-Free download cheat sheet on pharmacy APPE precepting: https://payhip.com/b/yhdk
-Course I recommend on publishing books (Self-Publishing School): https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/sps4fta-vts/bookbrosinc5921
Fri, 20 April 2018
The Nontraditional Pharmacist Podcast co-host and infrastructure technology business development executive for UCG Technologies Matt Paterini PharmD talks with Pharmacy Podcast Network founder Todd S. Eury about the facinating demographics of Millennials.
More than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%) are Millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. As of 2017 – the most recent year for which data are available – 56 million Millennials (those ages 21 to 36 in 2017) were working or looking for work.
That was more than the 53 million Generation Xers, who accounted for a third of the labor force. And it was well ahead of the 41 million Baby Boomers, who represented a quarter of the total.
Millennials surpassed Gen Xers in 2016. Meanwhile, the oldest members of the post-Millennial generation (those born after 1996) are now of working age. Last year, 9 million post-Millennials (those who have reached working age, 16 to 20) were employed or looking for work, comprising 5% of the labor force. These labor force estimates are based on the Current Population Survey, which is designed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and serves as the basis for its unemployment and labor force statistics.
Being a Millennial X means working hard, smarter, and being innovative in your work. Being a Millennial X -- means CRUSHING IT!!
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Thu, 19 April 2018
Women Entrepreneurs over the Long Haul: A Discussion with Author
Dr. Erin Albert - Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later - new book
About guest interviewer: Kristin O'Donovan:
About Dr. Albert and her new book: Dr. Erin Albert is an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, health outcomes pharmacist, attorney, coach, podcaster and speaker. She is the founder of two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), and a health outcomes pharmacist for Myers and Stauffer. She has penned over a dozen books on a range of topics, including entrepreneurship, career development, and pharmacy practice. In addition, she also podcasts for the Pharmacy Podcast Network under the channel entitled: Pharming Your Career, which has over 67,000 subscribers about healthcare career development. Her most recent book isSingle Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later. Her website is: www.erinalbert.com.
Connect with Erin
@ErinLAlbert and @PharmingCareers - Twitter
Author site: www.erinalbert.com
Where to get the new book:
Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later
Amazon (Kindle version only): https://www.amazon.com/Single-Women-Entrepreneurs-Years-Later-ebook/dp/B07BJ6NHK5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522713167&sr=8-1&keywords=single+women+entrepreneurs
*Physical Book - EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Pharmacy podcast listeners can get a physical copy of the new book for JUST 1 penny! Here's how:
1. Goto www.erinalbert.com
2. Click on store
3. Click on the first book cover - Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later
4. On the drop down box "Select an option" click the drop down window and select "Pharmacy Podcast Discount Price"
5. Pay the penny plus a S&H feel and the book will be mailed to you!
6. NOTE: This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER! We will be removing it in the very near future and cannot guarantee this offer will be up long as we have a limited print run of books. This offer is good for the 48 contiguous United States ONLY. Not Alaska, Not Hawaii, Not OUS.
Single Women Entrepreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SWEntrepreneurs/
First Single Women Entrepreneurs Book: (Kindle Version): https://amzn.to/2IoaGDi
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Wed, 18 April 2018
Part Two: Design Thinking in Pharmacy
LIGHT THE FUSE!!
Cohost for the episode - Kristin O'Donovan:
Kristina Redgrave info:
Design Thinking in Pharmacy (PART ONE)
Tue, 17 April 2018
Shelly Spiro is Executive Director of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative (Collaborative). The Collaborative is an organization of the major national pharmacy associations and associate members focused on advocating and educating key stakeholders regarding the meaningful use of health IT and the inclusion of pharmacists within a technology-enabled integrated health care system.
The goals of the Collaborative are to assure pharmacists’ services through health IT are accessible, can connect, and support national quality initiatives. Spiro is active in national pharmacy associations, standards development organizations (NCPDP, HL7 and X12) and is a leader in Pharmacy HIT including 2014 appointment to Federal Advisory Committees Health IT Policy Committee’s Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Workgroup.
She is an American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Past President and 2014 Archambault Award recipient. She earned her BSPharm degree in 1976 from University of Illinois College of Pharmacy She has authored several articles and is a national speaker on topics relating to various professional pharmacy, HIT systems, terminology and electronic prescribing.
Mon, 16 April 2018
Interview with a Drug Dealer and Woman Leader in Community Pharmacy Practice: DeAnn Mullins (PART 2) - PPN Episode 588
PART ONE HERE:
Pharmacist, entrepreneur and diabetes educator DeAnn Mullins, BPharm, CDE is devoted to keeping people well — As the owner of Mullins Pharmacy and WeCare Wellness, she inspires, educates and fights for patient rights, by empowering real people to care forthemselves.
DeAnn’s award-winning WeCare Diabetes Education Program has helped thousands of people gain the skills to balance their blood sugar levels — and lead longer, healthier, more joyful lives.
She has published numerous articles on diabetes and was a regular diabetes care columnist for Retail Pharmacy Management. Her column reached every retail pharmacy in the United States and then some—totaling more than 60,000 pharmacies—and had an estimated 120,000 readers.
DeAnn received her formal training from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy — but her role as a caregiver and wellness crusader began long before that, when her brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, at age 9.
As the Immediate Past-President of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Board of Directors member, she is deeply committed to the continued growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy.
DeAnn is a former member of the Florida Board of Pharmacy and is currently serving on advisory boards and committees for Cardinal Health, Samford University, Prescribe Wellness and the NCPA Innovation Center.
DeAnn has been recognized for her professional and patient care efforts with awards including the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award; Samford University Professional Service Award; Eli Lilly Award for Ethics, Scholarship and Leadership; ASHP Leadership Award; and the FPA Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award.
Married for 29 years to husband Ken and Mom to Stevie-Marie (21) and Gracie (18), DeAnn considers her girls to be her best contribution thus far towards making the world a better place.
Learn more about her story at mullinspharmacy.com.
The Know Thyself Kit: https://payhip.com/b/YnrU
NCPA Digest: http://www.ncpanet.org/home/ncpa-digest
Fast Company article on Adaptability: https://www.fastcompany.com/40522394/screw-emotional-intelligence-heres-the-real-key-to-the-future-of-work
All of Us – https://allofus.nih.gov
Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network – www.CPESN.com
Community Care of North Carolina – https://www.communitycarenc.org
ZDoggMD pharmacy podcast episode #107 at (and all pharmacy podcast recent episodes at): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pharmacy-podcast-network/id309303712?mt=2
Just a Pharmacist Tribute Video: http://zdoggmd.com/just-a-pharmacist/
Health 3.0 movement: http://zdoggmd.com/health-3-point-0/
Interview with a Drug Dealer: http://zdoggmd.com/incident-report-095/
Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM
CEO, Pharm, LLC
Direct download: DeAnn_Mullins_PharmingYourCareer_PART_2.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:00am EDT