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Westlake Health Mart Pharmacy embraces digital

Westlake Health Mart Pharmacy embraces digital

Westlake Health Mart Pharmacy in Forth Worth, Texas, understands what today’s pharmacy customer wants: convenience and digital access. The new Health Mart, serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has a brick-and-mortar location but describes itself as a “digital pharmacy” whose “main goal is to provide medications in a timely manner, creating a convenient and stress-free service

Health Mart helps its pharmacies get an edge

Health Mart helps its pharmacies get an edge

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart’s Pathway to Better Pharmacy Performance and Profit is helping its more than 4,800 stores shift clinical pharmacy operations and performance to improve their financials and grow their business, says president Steve Courtman. Introduced at last year’s McKesson ideaShare meeting in Chicago, the Health Mart Pathway provides a step-by-step road map to

NCPA honors community Rx excellence at convention

NCPA honors community Rx excellence at convention

NEW ORLEANS — The National Community Pharmacists Association recognized pharmacy professionals and students with an array of awards at the NCPA 2016 Annual Convention, which started here this weekend and runs to Oct. 19. Health Mart pharmacist Randy McDonough, co-owner of three independent pharmacies in Iowa, has been named the 2016 Willard B. Simmons Independent

Health Mart slates town hall sessions

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart recently kicked off its fourth Town Hall CE series with events in Birmingham, Ala., and Oak Park, Ill. The new peer-to-peer series focuses on how independent pharmacies can maintain profitability and advance care in a changing pharmacy world, according to Health Mart, a network with more than 4,700 locally owned

Health Mart kicks off Town Hall tour

Health Mart kicks off Town Hall tour

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart has launched its fourth Town Hall CE series with events in Birmingham, Ala., and Oak Park, Ill. The educational tour is designed to help independent pharmacies better understand the shifting market dynamics in the pharmacy, health care arena and front end so they can improve the operation and performance of

Pharmacy patient satisfaction tracked by J.D. Power

Pharmacy patient satisfaction tracked by J.D. Power

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Pharmacies operating under the Health Mart, Sam’s Club and Publix Supermarkets Inc. banners are among the leaders in patient satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Pharmacy Study. The analysis notes that high customer satisfaction with both mail order and brick-and-mortar pharmacies is reflective of an increased focus on customers and

Health Mart leads drug chains in Rx customer satisfaction

Health Mart leads drug chains in Rx customer satisfaction

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Health Mart came in first among chain drug retailers in a pharmacy customer satisfaction survey by market research firm J.D. Power. Still, chain drug stores as a group trailed supermarket pharmacies and mail order pharmacies in terms of patient satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released on

Health Mart gives franchisees tool to thrive

Health Mart gives franchisees tool to thrive

CHICAGO — Health Mart, which now has more than 4,700 stores nationwide, has grown by 50% over the past three years because it helps member pharmacies deliver and be recognized for top clinical performance, according to president Steve Courtman. “In addition, our innovative solutions and implementation support help members level the playing field against the

A look at four forces shaping independent Rx business

CHICAGO — In the opening general session of McKesson ideaShare 2016 in Chicago, Chris Dimos, McKesson’s senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development, highlighted four major forces impacting the health care provided by independent pharmacies. These forces — generics scale; consolidation and integration; product mix shift; and reimbursement, performance and access— are shaping

Health Mart tool aids pharmacy management

Health Mart tool aids pharmacy management

Unveiled at last week’s McKesson ideaShare 2016 conference in Chicago, the myHealthMart online portal is aimed at helping independent pharmacies in the Health Mart network better manage their business by making personalized, up-to-date data and pharmacy programs and insights readily available. The online tool serves up a full picture of a pharmacy’s clinical and business

McKesson’s ideaShare a forum for independent Rx

McKesson’s ideaShare a forum for independent Rx

CHICAGO — McKesson Corp. Monday kicked off McKesson ideaShare 2016, an interactive forum for independent pharmacists to collaborate and gain ideas for expanding their business, driving profits and delivering better patient outcomes. The annual conference and exhibition provides attendees with access to industry thought leaders, pharmacy programs and solutions, continuing education courses, and networking events

Health Mart helps bridge competitive gap

Health Mart helps bridge competitive gap

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart has spurred its rapid growth by helping to level the competitive playing field for its member pharmacies with innovative programs and tools, according to president Steve Courtman. The McKesson Corp. pharmacy franchise, now with 4,610 locally owned pharmacies in all 50 states, has seen its ranks swell by more than

Good Day wins recognition for MTM

LOVELAND, Colo. — Good Day Pharmacy said it had been named best in class by OutcomesMTM, a Cardinal Health company that designs, delivers and administers medication therapy management ­programs. Good Day Pharmacy is an independently owned pharmacy chain under the Health Mart umbrella. It operates nine pharmacies in northern Colorado and employs 133 people. “The

Health Mart town halls to focus on med sync

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart is kicking off its third town hall event series to help pharmacies implement medication synchronization. The “Get in Sync: Medication Synchronization” events encourage pharmacists to consider an appointment-based model with medication synchronization, shifting them from reactive prescription filling to a service orientation. Health Mart will host more than 100 complimentary