Incorporating Data Analysis Into Your Specialty Pharmacy

By incorporating new technologies into your pharmacy operations, you can gain access to a wide range of new data. Using analytics reporting to evaluate the data can results in actionable ideas for improving your operations. In a recent article for Pharmacy Times, Jennifer Barrett discusses what she learned about utilizing clinical data systems in the pharmacy setting when she attended a recent conference.

Firstly, you need to implement the new system. Barrett learned two key strategies for putting data analytics into use in a pharmacy: be disciplined and focus on good decision making. Evaluate the various parts of new systems and see how they can be used to the greatest advantage in your operation.

Once the system is in place, focus on making sure that you and your team understand how to use it properly. Make sure that you are clear about how to read the data that it reports, then work to translate that data into new strategies.

Lastly, draw on the data you can now collect in order to paint a picture of your pharmacy’s operations. You can use the data to validate the hard work of your staff and show them that they’re operating effectively and efficiently.

For more details, read the article in full at Pharmacy Times.