On September 15, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy opened up first online ThoughtSpot conference. This conference is annual and including trade show, which should represent that organizators continued commitment to ensuring pharmacists all the resources that they may need during coronavirus infection pandemic, and for successful assistance to the local community.
Since COVID-19 pandemic started, it was decided that ThoughtSpot 2020 will take place online. Meeting will be hosted through AmerisourceBergen’s new event platform ABLive. Traditionally company presents for participant’s new tools, knowledge and practices optimizing business operations, quality of service and making a profit.
ThoughtSpot 2020 Topic List:
- Live & on-demand speakers, like general session and industry panels
- More than 40 continuing education sessions
- A virtual exhibit hall with a pharmacy, marketing lab and solutions area
“This year, we were focused on executing an immersive and interactive experience to connect with our customers and partners, and it’s been an exciting process bringing ThoughtSpot 2020 to life and sharing, learning and growing with our customers in this new, virtual environment. Beyond maintaining access to care, community pharmacists have quickly adapted to serve their communities in new and inspiring ways this year, and we were proud to stand by them and recognize their resilience during this year’s show. This is also why we were proud to honor the 2020 Generics rebate for customers who had registered this past spring to attend the original conference, despite not being able to meet in-person,” said Rich Tremonte, Executive Vice President and President of Community & Specialty Pharmacy at AmerisourceBergen.
4,000 Participants In Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year
AmerisourceBergen represent Family Pharmacy of Pottsboro, Lily’s Pharmacy of Johns Creek, and McCoy-Tygart Drug as finalists for Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s 2020 Pharmacy of the Year Award. This award is annual reward for one from 4,000 independent community pharmacies that display excellence in patient care, community outreach, and innovative pharmacy practice within the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network.
Good Neighbor Pharmacy reminds us that voting will continue till October 16, on the website of company, which contains videos highlighting the three finalists are posted. Rewarding will be held on October 20th during a special virtually presentation on ABLive.
Besides, during the event participants join to the first discussion about healthcare disparities in local communities.
AmerisourceBergen announced four key areas of focus for independent community pharmacies and their supporting in the year during the general session event:
- Sustainability: Offering impactful solutions that help protect independent pharmacy operations during today’s challenging business and health care environments and market evolution.
- Digital & Technological Advancement: Continuing to build solutions that attract new customers while retaining existing ones through Good Neighbor Pharmacy digital platforms, telemedicine, and eCommerce offerings.
- Diversifying Pharmacy Profitability: Supporting business expansion that diversifies pharmacy profitability – beyond dispensing – such as convenience packaging, clinical services, point-of-care testing, and more.
- Leading Advocacy Efforts: Advocating at both federal and state levels to encourage payment reform and expansion of the pharmacists’ scope of practice.
“If last year’s ThoughtSpot was a rally cry for pharmacists to shout their unique stories from the rooftops, this year’s huddle was all about evolving the game and leaving it all on the field. Protecting the business of independent community pharmacy takes teamwork, and we believe that we have the right team of experts and set of solutions in place to help pharmacies reach the next level of ownership and practice.
We are committed to helping our independent community pharmacies expand their services, advocate for themselves and their businesses, and connect with customers in new ways. Put simply, we want to give them more opportunities to do what they do best: deliver personalized, standout care to patients,” concluded Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD, President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy.