Win a 3-night Conference package when you register by Feb. 14.
Independent Pharmacy Conference 2020
Meet us in Huntington Beach, CA!
Join us in Surf City, April 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to discovery new solutions to help your business thrive in the new decade. At this esteemed event you’ll have access to up to nine hours of business-focused continuing education courses, a tradeshow with more than 70 of the industry’s leading vendors and plenty of chances to network with like-minded individuals. Register by February 14 and you’ll be automatically entered to win a free conference giveaway!
As a member of Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, you’re empowered to help choose the direction of the organization by nominating another IPC primary member or yourself for the IPC Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity to move your pharmacy forward toward a better tomorrow - participate in your future and nominate a candidate today! All names for consideration must be received by Feb. 29, 2020. All IPC primary members may submit recommended candidates.
Send proposed candidate information to Linda Reedy prior to the date of February 29, 2020 via phone at 1.800.755.1531 ext. 6029 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immunizations: Increase Foot Traffic and Revenue
Help Keep Your Community Healthy With Vaccinations
Vaccinations are among one of the most recognized way to stay healthy during the flu season, but they also provide a great benefit to independent pharmacies. By offering vaccines you can increase revenue and foot traffic while also establishing yourself as a trusted health care provider for your community. According to the CDC, this flu season there have been nearly 3,000 deaths from flu and 55,000 hospitalizations. Providing vaccines can help protect the members of your community.
Merging Technology and Experience Helps Pharmacies Grow
IPC has aligned with OmniSYS, a technology company dedicated to serving pharmacies with its innovative solutions. OmniSYS currently works with over 25,000 pharmacies, connects to hundreds of payers, and touches millions of patient lives. With over 25 years of experience and its expertise in technology, OmniSYS provides medical billing, price management, clinical documentation, immunization services, and patient communication solutions that drive value and deliver real results.
FDS MyDataMart is the pharmacist’s secret weapon against shrinking profits. Armed with data insights, you can identify potential issues (like prescriptions sold at a loss and non-adherent patients) and take action before they become a problem. With MyDataMart you can track patient refill activity, prioritize outreach, improve star ratings, and much more. Pharmacies using FDS’s analytics tools have generated an average of $30,000 in additional profit per year.
Expand your front-end profile with a wide selection of sought-after gift cards on the 144-peg Tower Spinner offered through IPC. At only $300, this display will not only drive traffic to your store but also give customers a convenient option for that last second birthday gift. Available gift cards include AMC, Home Depot, Old Navy, Starbucks and more along with new favorites like Grubhub, Nintendo America, and Texas Roadhouse.
Prime Liberty Pharmacy held a grand opening celebration in November 2019 to welcome neighbors and community members to their store in Van Nuys, CA. IPC recently spoke with Diana Moskovyan, pharmacy owner, about her store, how she got started in independent pharmacy and the challenges she faces.
This year IPC’s Government Relations team will be involved in 10 states and providing support – when needed – through our partnership with PACE in an additional 14 states. We are already supporting some great legislation in states like Wisconsin, Florida and fighting for PBM reform in New York. Our direct involvement in states last year resulted in nearly 10 legislative changes in six states. We hope to have similar success in 2020.
Congratulations to the #IPCPharmacyFamily Contest Winner! Cain’s Drug Store in Vandalia, Illinois shared a photo of their ugly sweater contest over the holiday. The pharmacy received a $50 gift card for their winning IPC photo contest entry. We always appreciate when our members send us photos, no matter what the occasion or celebration. Email us at email@example.com or tag us in your pictures – we will like and share so that all of our followers will be able to see it too! We will have more social media contests in 2020; your pharmacy could be the next winner!