As value-based, enhanced services become more prevalent, the healthcare industry is looking for solutions to well-rounded patient care. Innovative pharmacists are stepping in to break the mold of traditional care by collaborating with each other and other providers. Without it, independent pharmacists won’t thrive. As the industry continues to progress, it demands more pharmacists step away from the counter and connect with one another.
Pharmacy-related associations are key players in bringing pharmacists together. Organizations such as the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) are working to encourage communication amongst pharmacists across the country and raise the awareness of legislators. Other groups like Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN℠) are equipping community pharmacists with the resources and support needed to highlight their patient care services. To achieve greatness on a national scale, forward-thinking pharmacists must first band together on a regional level to strengthen relationships and improve their communities.
I always look forward to Connect and walk away each time impressed by the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of the attendees. It’s perhaps the most concentrated gathering of big-idea pharmacy owners that I see all year long!
- Troy Trygstad, CPESN
Because a pharmacy’s management software is the foundation of its workflow success, PioneerRx strives to unite its users at its sixth annual Connect conference on June 8-10, 2018. Attendees will spend three days immersed in an atmosphere of learning, expansion, and innovation amongst the industry’s movers and shakers. Held in the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Connect 2018 will begin with a compelling keynote from J.R. Schumann, Senior Director of Programming for Sirius XM, who will share his personal experience with shifts within his own industry. This year’s sessions will center around enhanced services and collaboration, with dynamic instructors who are aware of the issues pharmacists want to discuss and have the knowledge to address these issues with PioneerRx’s capabilities. Connect 2018 will be an exclusive opportunity for pharmacists and pharmacy owners to network with the CPESN luminaries of their region. Attendees will also have the chance to interact with dozens of vendors and explore the latest available technology.
I’ve met so many great people here! We’ve been able to exchange a lot of ideas to improve our own facility, and we’ve made a lot of great, new connections.
- Courtney Dunham, Cape Fear Pharmacy
This is a chance for pharmacists to take their experience beyond the counter and interact with like-minded people in the pursuit of elevated care. By banding together, community pharmacists can still be independent without being alone.
This was my first Connect, and I had a great time! I’ve seen some unbelievable speakers and learned a ton of ways to innovate my pharmacy and keep our doors open as the chains work to close us. I’ve had a fire lit under me today, and I’m looking forward to everything else I will learn. Thanks for a great show!
- Alec Ginsberg, C.O. Bigelow
PioneerRx users can register for Connect 2018 and view the official prospectus by clicking on the banner featured on the software’s login screen.
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