If you've talked with your credit card processing representative, or with anyone about credit card services in the last couple of years, it's likely that you've heard many different acronyms thrown around. You may already be familiar with terms such as FSA, EMV, NFC as services like chip card acceptance and Apple/Android Pay have become common place.
There's one important definition however, that may not have made your list yet. P2PE, or, Point-to-Point Encryption.
So what exactly is P2PE? For some expert answers, we turned to one of our many processing partners.Read More
It seems like such a short time since Memorial Day celebrations marked the beginning of summer. Suddenly it’s almost Labor Day. How did that happen?
Of course, my fingers are crossed that the sunshine ignores the date for at least another few weeks, but Labor Day is always a sign that the summer is coming to a close. Soon we’ll be planning for flu shots, putting a fresh coat of waterproofing on our boots and, like it or not, entering the months of pumpkin spice everything.
Whether you’re savoring every sunny day on the calendar, or wistfully thinking of exchanging your t-shirts for sweaters, Labor Day is the first reminder that Fall and Winter are on the way. Bringing rain, wind, snow and well, who knows what else. This year, weather forecasters are already calling for a colder than normal winter and an active hurricane season.
So, while Labor Day weekend is a wonderful time for one last summer fling, it’s also a good time to review your disaster and severe weather preparedness. Here are a few tried and true tips for pharmacies to keep in mind.Read More
Two weeks ago I woke up, attempted to get out of bed and promptly fell on my face. While I'm not what you'd call graceful, this kind of clumsiness is definitely uncharacteristic. A trip to the doctor's revealed that I had an ear infection, which was doing all sorts of nasty things to my equilibrium.
While I knew that ear infections could cause balance problems and dizziness, I'd never actually experienced it for myself. I was a bit surprised that something that seemed to be impacting me so little in every other way was throwing me off of my game so much.
There are so many working pieces that keep us balanced. Both physically, in our personal lives and in our businesses. In your pharmacy, there are dozens of seemingly small or unconnected things that can throw your entire pharmacy business out of balance if you aren't careful.Read More
This past weekend, northwest Washington showed just how much the groundhog's 2019 prediction for an early spring mattered. As Friday afternoon rolled around, the snow started falling. And it kept falling, pretty much all weekend long and late into Monday afternoon.
In the days leading up to our little winter storm, everyone was preparing for the worst case scenario-fearing days without being able to leave the house, potential power outages and who knew what else. Grocery stores were packed and it wasn't long before many began to run out of basics like bread, milk and eggs.
At the same time as I was watching newscasts showing panicked people rushing around to prepare for the storm, I got to experience a sharp contrast at RMS as emergency plans were calmly reviewed and put into action. With customers in every state across the country, the show must go on no matter what is going in our little corner of the world. So we checked the generators, tested battery backups, and made sure that every main office employee could still work and help customers just like normal. The ease with which we achieved business as usual in a less than ideal scenario served as a great reminder for how far a little preparation can take you.
If you don't have an emergency plan in place for disasters (weather or otherwise) here are a few helpful hints for your pharmacy.Read More
Bob just got promoted for increasing hospital revenue and improving patient outcomes. Watch Bob's story and see how he not only got things turned around, but got promoted in the process!Read More
With a New Year comes the thought of new goals and fresh starts. But we also get a lot of looking back - the best movies, most popular songs, biggest games. You name it, there's probably a "Best of 2017" list for it.
Most of these lists probably aren't that helpful outside of keeping up with popular culture. However, there is one that deserves our attention each year. Only, it's not so much a "Best of", but more a "Worst of".Read More
Many people start out Monday morning with a to-do list for the week. Sometimes losing sleep the night before, worrying about what we didn't get done before the weekend or what new project will be on the horizon.
And of course, as the week progresses, the to-do list doesn't really seem to get any shorter. For every one thing we check off, we add two or three more. It can be hard not to feel overwhelmed and almost impossible to not let something slip through the cracks.
While I am going to add a few things to your to do list for the week, taking a few minutes to check off these items is guaranteed to take a big weight off of your shoulders because you'll have a lot less to worry about once you're done.Read More
Strong passwords are requirment for many applications, including your point-of-sale system. This is a good thing as it's important to restrict access to potentially senstive information.Read More