Pharmacies have come a long way with the use of technology. From keeping better track of the medications being prescribed to patients, to called-in prescriptions, to safely identifying the medications, modern technology has helped this industry make huge strides.
As with any type of company that sends or receives personal information over the internet, many pharmacies are using multi-factor authentication or MFA solutions to protect access to their software and data, as well as make sure those using online services are who they are supposed to be. In this information age, keeping all information relating to prescriptions of medication secure is important.
VPPPA has partnered with experts at MindWise Innovations to present a monthly Q&A article addressing questions that members might be hesitant to ask about. These columns will address your questions about mental health, substance abuse, brain injuries, family issues and more.
December 17, 2020
By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations
Question: This holiday season I'm having an especially hard time focusing on gratitude. While I am grateful for so many things, those feeling continue to be overshadowed by general sadness for how many people are struggling right now. Is it emotionally unhealthy to feel this way?
By: Kevin Gardner
Technology is inherently linked to employee health and happiness, not just improving productivity. Here are five ways technology can improve employee productivity and happiness in the workplace.
By: Kevin Gardner
By nature, large enterprises have many interlocking parts and a wide scope, so it's important to find easy ways to increase efficiency without causing confusion. Here are some ways to improve employee efficiency.
1. Constructive Feedback and Training for Employees
Constructive feedback and criticism are important aspects of employee growth and training. If you offer feedback and support to your employees, they will be able to incorporate that feedback into their work and improve over time. Being thoughtful and respectful in your communications with employees, whether you're offering praise and encouragement or correcting a mistake, makes employees more willing to consider and learn from your feedback. Structured training is equally as important as on-the-job feedback.
Originally featured in the Autumn 2020 issue of the Leader magazine.
By Sabrina N. Williams, Ph.D.
Columbia Southern University
In the wake of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, telecommuting has become the “new normal” for many in the American workforce. As states and local municipalities continue to implement stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders, telecommuting remains an integral part of many employers’ efforts to reduce the transmission of the virus in the workplace.
Article originally published here.
By: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
What is blue light?
Blue light is a perfectly normal and natural spectrum of light that is found in sunlight. Light ranges from 400 to 700 billionths of a meter (nanometer, nm) 400nm being violet to 700nm being red. When combined the individual spectrums of light creates "white light" or sunlight.
By: Kevin Gardner
Owning a piece of real estate is a source of pride. However, that source of pride goes hand-in-hand with some challenges. Pieces of property can break, leak, wear-out and overheat. The pressure of maintaining your property increases if you rent out your home. A critical piece of machinery in your property is the water heater. No one wants to stay in a house where the water is unreliable. Rather than waiting until the water heater breaks, it is important to take proactive steps to monitor the heater. Read on to learn what you can do to oversee the performance of your water heater so you will know the warning signs when it is time to be replaced.
This blog was originally posted here.
Do you sometimes find it hard to sleep at night? Chances are that blue light is affecting your body's biological clock and disrupting your sleep patterns. This is a reality for many people if you consider that an average modern human being spends almost 5,000 hours staring at screens that emit blue light.
It’s inevitable that as digital technologies continue to be available to more people, exposure to blue light will also increase. But what is blue light? Where can you find blue light? Is blue light good or bad for your eyes? If blue light has adverse effects on your eyes, what can you do to protect your eyes from these effects?
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