NCPA 2018 Annual Convention Recap

Independent Pharmacist of the Year Awarded
During the Second General Session of the recent National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2018 Annual Convention held from October 6-9 in Boston, Jim Spoon, PharmD (above), owner of Spoon Drug in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, was named the NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. Read More

Driving Outcomes Via Personalized Medication Delivery
In an educational session titled “Personalized Medicine Delivery That Plan Sponsors Value,” presented during the NCPA 2018 Annual Convention, several independent pharmacy presenters offered their insights into maximizing and extending the impact of strategic medication-delivery driver programs, from checking for fall hazards in the home to offering patient counseling through an iPad. Read More

Partnering for Successful 340B Discount Programs
In an educational session titled “The Future of 340B,” presenters described the medication-discount program receiving a lot of attention on Capitol Hill and in the press, offering strategies for reaping potential 340B financial rewards as well as avoiding possible pitfalls. Offering Insights on how the relationship between participating hospitals and contract pharmacies may change with legislative or regulatory developments, the session put forth best practices. Read More

Jim Huling Describes His 4 Execution Disciplines
NCPA Annual Convention Second General Session keynote speaker, Jim Huling (above), a noted managing consultant, outlined his 4 Disciplines of Execution (Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on the Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; and Create a Cadence of Accountability). Huling highlighted insights from pharmacy peers who have put the bestselling business strategy into practice. Read More

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