POS POV
The Retail Management Solutions Point-of-Sale Point-of-View

The End of Summer is Almost Here. Time to Prepare Your Pharmacy for Winter Weather

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy point-of-sale, customer service, pharmacy pos, pharmacy security

5 Things That Can Throw Your Pharmacy Off Balance

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Apr 04, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy point-of-sale, pharmacy technology, Efficiency, pharmacy pos, pharmacy security

How to Make Emergency Preparedness Plans for your Pharmacy

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy point-of-sale, pharmacypos, employees, pharmacy security

Outpatient Hospital Pharmacies - Meet Bob!

Posted by Mike Gross on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy point-of-sale, pharmacy technology, pharmacypos, Efficiency, Pharmacy Profitability, EMV, pharmacy pos, pharmacy security

Little Things That Add Up Big Time In Your Pharmacy (VIDEO)

Posted by Cassandra Castillo on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Read More

Tags: prescriptions, Efficiency, Pharmacy Profitability, employees, pharmacy pos, pharmacy security

Time to Refresh Your Password Policy for a Secure Pharmacy in 2018

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Jan 04, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy point-of-sale, pharmacy security

3 Quick Reminders For A More Secure Pharmacy

Posted by Karen Deckard on Mon, May 01, 2017 @ 09:39 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy technology, pharmacy security

Secure Password Requirements Making you Crazy? Try This Alternative.

Posted by Karen Deckard on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

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

Tags: pharmacy point-of-sale, Efficiency, pharmacy security

A Brand New E-book from RMS - The Best Pharmacy POS Blogs of 2016

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

The end of another year means that we have another year's worth of blog posts in the books - over 100 were written in 2016! Posting two articles a week, every week, for the last year, means we've built up a lot of great content on pharmacy management, pharmacy technology, business strategies, security, and much more.  

Read More

Tags: pharmacy, pharmacy technology, employees, pharmacy security

A Few Questions Answered about RMS' New EMV Solution

Posted by Karen Deckard on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Last week, RMS announced release of a single hardware solution for EMV card acceptance and signature capture with Vantiv Payments.   We have been overwhelmed at the positive response we’ve received after publishing this information and are excited to start transitioning customers to this new solution. 

Read More

Tags: pharmacy, EMV, pharmacy pos, pharmacy security

Follow RMS Online!

Subscribe via Email

Latest Posts

Pharmacy POS Buyer's Checklist
Outpatient Pharmacy White Paper - 5 Must Have Features

"RMS' [pharmacy POS system] has increased our efficiency, which means less customer confusion and more time for other things. RMS employees are excellent, responsive, and quick – which makes us very satisfied. RMS has improved both our customer service and our business, every year.." – Jim Smith, Owner & Pharmacist, The Medicine Shoppe, Shelton, WA 

 

Retail Management Solutions is the industry leader in pharmacy point of sale technology for retail and outpatient pharmacies. having installed more pharmacy POS systems in the independent and outpatient pharmacies than any other company, RMS has become the industry standard. Whether you operate a single register pharmacy, 15 register superstore, or have multiple locations, we have a fit for you. You can count on us for prompt service in all 50 states, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RMS is proud to be the only pharmacy POS provider in the nation that focuses strictly on the pharmacy market.