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Play to your strengths for a more successful pharmacy

It’s easy to get distracted about what your competitors are doing and making the inevitable comparisons between your community pharmacy and larger operators. While it’s important to keep a watchful eye on what’s happening in the external environment, sometimes we neglect what it is that makes your particular business special.

Here are three steps to follow to make the most of your strengths and keep you focused on what’s important to customers about your business.

July 26th, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

MedView Medicines Workspace – Bridging the gap between acute and community care

One of the key problems facing Australian health care professionals continues to be the lack of consolidated medications information and an inability to easily share information between health professionals. When patients move between community care and hospital and aged care, the absence of good quality and up to date clinical data can contribute to these interactions becoming high risk, resulting in medication misadventures and unnecessary hospital readmissions.

July 5th, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

Making business easier with a ‘mission control’ view

Be in the driver’s seat of your pharmacy and put your business in the picture with the latest advances in Fred Office management software.

For Pharmacist Chris Thompson, operations manager of the Peak Pharmacy group now consisting of five pharmacies in the Geelong and Bellarine region in Victoria, the purchase of the second pharmacy in Newtown highlighted the need to be able to access reliable management data easily and quickly.

June 14th, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

Ventura Health and Fred IT Group join forces to deliver world-class pharmacy systems

Retail pharmacy specialist Ventura Health and Fred IT are partnering to implement the Fred NXT cloud solution nationally, providing Ventura with long term competitive gains whilst also catering to the individual needs of its pharmacies.

As a multi-brand pharmacy resource centre, Ventura Health supports the diverse retail management and technology needs of more than 80 pharmacies, including Cincotta Discount Chemist, Mega Save Chemist, You Save Chemist, Max Value Pharmacy, Better Buy Pharmacy, and My Medical Pharmacy.

May 19th, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

Getting into the flow – streamlining your pharmacy to save time and money

Pharmacists today face a dilemma. On the one hand they are facing increased economic pressures due to changes in the regulatory environment; but on the other hand, their workloads are generally the same or increasing, and their customers more demanding.

In this environment, it’s more important than ever that your systems and processes are running efficiently – in terms of time and money spent, while maintaining the same quality standards of patient care.

May 4th, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

An uber awakening for pharmacy

The plight and success that Uber has seen shows that no industry is safe from disruption and any business or trade that thinks it can hide might do well to wake up.

Uber, the ride-sharing service that utilises its app to connect passengers to potential drivers in their area for a fraction of the cost of a traditional taxi ride, has dealt with a string of bad press. Yet the company has effectively disrupted the taxi industry, as well as changing people’s expectations of taxi services and pricing

April 26th, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

Fred IT to release first phase of MedView Medicines Workspace in MyHR trial

Pharmacy software specialist Fred IT will try out the first phase of its new MedView Medicines Workspace during the later stages of the Northern Queensland trial for the opt-out model of the My Health Record.

First announced at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast earlier this month, Fred's MedView Medicines Workspace will eventually allow doctors, pharmacists, hospitals and patients to have shared access to critical medicines information and services.

April 1st, 2016|In the news|0 Comments

2015 Year in Review

As 2015 draws to a close I am pleased to share the highlights of Fred’s year with you, a year shaped by our commitment to making life easier for you, our valued customers.

The innovation and achievements noted in the below infographic are all fuelled by the support you have shown us as we continue to work together to implement the opportunities and challenges our profession is being presented.

December 24th, 2015|In the news|0 Comments

Worried about risk management in your pharmacy?

With pharmacists taking on a bigger role in healthcare, it’s more important than ever to ensure your risk management processes are up-to-date.

To ensure peace of mind it’s important that you have the systems in place to stay ahead of potential risks. Here are some key areas to watch:

December 7th, 2015|In the news|0 Comments

eRx launches 2015 Pharmacy Survey Report identifying business value of ETP

eRx Script Exchange today launched the results of its 2015 Pharmacy eHealth Survey identifying the business impact of ETP (electronic transfer of prescriptions) on community pharmacy since eRx’s launch in 2009.

A total of 740 pharmacies, representing 14% of Australia’s community pharmacy sector, took part in the survey, which ran in the first half of this year. The survey honed in on four key areas of dispensing and workflow, patient outcomes, challenges and priorities, and innovations for the future.

October 13th, 2015|In the news|0 Comments
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