Driving growth of community pharmacy is focus of McKesson's annual ideaShare conference


There is still time to register for McKesson ideaShare 2012 Conference, which is slated for June 24 to 28, at Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Hotel. McKesson, the nation’s largest healthcare services company, expects thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the nation will convene at ideaShare.

McKesson’s annual trade show and conference has emerged over the more than three decades in which it has existed, as the premier education and networking event for independent retail pharmacies, enabling pharmacists from all over the country to share best practices and learn about the latest trends, technology and clinical solutions to help them achieve better business results. 

“Community pharmacies dispense nearly half of the nation’s prescription medicines,” said Brian Tyler, President, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical. “McKesson is proud to provide the clinical, technology and business-building solutions community pharmacies need to help improve the profitability and efficiency of their businesses. For more than 30 years, McKesson has enjoyed hosting this event where pharmacists from across the country share in the ideas and innovation that are helping to drive the growth of community pharmacy.”

McKesson ideaShare 2012 will feature dozens of expert-led sessions, including continuing education courses, a Public Policy Forum and an Ownership Transfer Luncheon. There also will be a variety of targeted interactive seminars focused on helping pharmacies increase efficiency and profitability, with special emphasis on clinical services, reimbursement, front-end solutions, marketing, technology and pharmacy operations.  

McKesson expects more than 200 exhibitors will be in attendance, displaying the latest solutions for retail pharmacy, including diabetes care and home healthcare products, retail accessories, and pharmacy technology and automation. Attendees also can take advantage of special deals.

In addition, Health Mart, the nation’s fourth-largest pharmacy network, also will be hosting its Annual Meeting concurrently with ideaShare 2012, and Health Mart executives will be on hand to help facilitate discussion and planning groups at the event. The Health Mart team will showcase core retailing principles that have resulted in the continued growth of the franchise, including being ranked as a Top Pharmacy Brand in the May 2011 Consumer Reports’ Drug Store Report and its recognition as a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion.

For more information visit McKesson ideaShare 2012. To register online, click here.

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