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3 Benefits of Consolidating Your Health Care Logisitics Process

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Logistics operations in health systems are highly fragmented with an array of critical deliveries slated to be distributed to providers and patients regularly.

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Topics: Health Care

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Steve’s Precision Dental Labs of Nashville

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Jul 26, 2018 12:09:22 PM

With over 40 years of experience, Steve Hansen, a third-generation Dental Laboratory Technician founded Steve’s Precision Dental to provide dentists with quality restorations for their patients. They’re a full-service lab operating in Nashville with additional satellite locations to better serve more patients. The products they provide include fabricated crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, and partials.

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Topics: Featured Clients, Health Care

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Inovatiqa of Houston

Posted by Safeena Walji on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

After working in the medical supplies industry for six years, Muhammad Iqbal launched his own business called Inovatiqa, a global distributor of laboratory, medical, and dental supplies. Based in Houston, TX, Inovatiqa serves clients in Houston and its surrounding areas, including the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Topics: Health Care, Featured Clients

Study Reveals Health Care Shoppers Expect More From Delivery

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Apr 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you think of products you wish were delivered same-day, what immediately springs to mind? If you’re a typical U.S. consumer, it’s probably groceries. But prompted with the idea of having prescriptions and medical items delivered, the majority of consumers would jump at this convenient prospect. Health care items represent one of the greatest opportunities for retailers to satisfy consumers’ growing expectations around delivery speed, especially as projections for health care spending increase every year.

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Topics: Health Care

Another Sign That Walmart Is Looking to Reshape the U.S. Health Care Industry

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Apr 17, 2018 12:41:51 PM

According to recent reports, Walmart is in discussions to acquire Humana, a $37 billion dollar health insurance company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Although the terms of this deal are unknown, it could bring a dramatic shift in the health care industry, including medical deliveries.

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Topics: Food & Grocery, Health Care

6 Signs That You Need a New Medical Delivery Service Provider

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Jan 9, 2018 1:29:44 PM

People’s needs are evolving as technology and innovation become more deeply ingrained in their lives. They want fast and efficient services available to them on demand - the same way the apps on their phones respond to a swipe or a tap.

In the health care world, this is fast becoming the norm rather than the exception. Patients want their medical supplies and prescriptions delivered to them - fast! In a study we recently conducted, 50% of respondents who recently had a health care item delivered to them said they prefer to receive these items same-day. 

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Topics: Health Care

How Local Pharmacies Can Compete as Amazon Enters the Market

Posted by Sean Spector on Nov 30, 2017 10:03:51 AM

Amazon is positioning itself to enter yet another market. With the continued acquisition of pharmacy licenses in 12 states (and counting), Amazon is well on its way to establishing a foothold in the U.S. medical supply and pharmacy market.

Stocks in the pharmaceutical industry responded. Shares in Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens all dropped between 3 and 5 percent after the announcement - similar to the drop in grocery stocks with Amazon’s earlier acquisition of Whole Foods.

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Topics: Health Care

Why Diabetics Can Benefit Greatly From Working with a Pharmacy that Offers Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Ernie Faucher, Pharm. D on Nov 14, 2017 11:00:49 AM

Is it you or the person next to you who could be walking around with undiagnosed diabetes? According to the International Diabetes Federation, 1 in 12 adults worldwide has diabetes, and 1 in 2 adults with diabetes hasn’t been diagnosed. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin, or when the body doesn’t respond appropriately to insulin.

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Topics: Health Care

Why This Former Pharmacy Manager Joined Dropoff

Posted by Ernie Faucher, Pharm. D on Oct 18, 2017 11:07:00 AM

“Where is my delivery?” is not what you want to hear when you pick up the phone at your healthcare facility. We have all received this call and then scrambled to find the answer. How much time is lost finding out where the item is in its course?

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Topics: Health Care

Health Care Same-Day Delivery Heating Up

Posted by Ernie Faucher, Pharm. D on Aug 22, 2017 9:22:39 AM

 

 

Imagine this: You get home from work and find a box at your doorstep. After inspecting the return address, you realize it's from your pharmacy. When you open the box - which is partially crushed - heat escapes from inside, where your medication has been stored for an unknown amount of time. This medication is something you are supposed to take to improve your health. Now you have a choice: take the medication as-is or attempt to contact the pharmacy to ask for a replacement, or at least an explanation why your medication - and ultimately, your health - was handled with such minimal care. This experience occurs daily to patients.

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Topics: Health Care, Same-Day Delivery