Community Pharmacists Unite, Learn, Grow at McKesson ideaShare

Independent pharmacy education and networking conference provides
takeaways for improving business

ideaShare 2019
is the leading conference designed to help
independent pharmacy owners and their staff grow their skills and build
a stronger business. More than 2,000 independent pharmacies and 5,000
attendees will come together at the Orange County Convention Center in
Orlando from June 26–30, 2019 to make meaningful connections, share
expertise and strengthen the future of independent pharmacy.
Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and pharmacy technicians have the chance to register
until May 24.

“McKesson ideaShare is the opportunity for all of us to unite, learn and
grow,” said Nimesh Jhaveri, MBA, RPh, president, Health
. “As a pharmacist, I know the importance of cultivating
knowledge, gaining new tools and learning from our peers. And, I most
look forward to learning from more than 2,000 of my peers.”

Personalized schedule for success

To focus on what matters most to their pharmacy, attendees can create a
personalized schedule for the conference. Registered attendees can see
recommendations based on their goals for continuing education courses,
workshops, meet-ups and one-on-one appointments through the My Schedule
Builder tool, available now.
Attendees will also have access to their schedule on the Event4Me 2019
app launching in June.

Highlighted educational sessions

According to Chandni Patel of Injoy Health Mart Pharmacy in Chino Hills,
Calif., “I was very impressed at the overall set up and interactions
that were provided at McKesson ideaShare. I was able to take learnings
back to the pharmacy and apply them to our daily tasks. The experience
also gave me a new perspective on how to improve our financial forecast.”

With more than 40 continuing
courses, including sessions on diabetes, immunizations and
prescriber partnerships and more than 80 meet-ups and workshops with
hands-on demonstrations, pharmacy owners and staff can develop new
strategies that work for their independent practices. Top session topics

  • Immunizations: Offering year-round immunization services
    provides patients with prevention and pharmacies with new revenue
    streams. Learn more about the new 2019 Advisory Committee on
    Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.
  • Diabetes care management: Transform your clinical expertise
    into a revenue generator by becoming a diabetes destination. Learn
    more about your role in prevention, screening, education and more.
  • Point-of-care testing: Offering point-of-care testing services
    can provide patients with a convenient way to get needed treatment for
    acute illnesses and provide pharmacies with new revenue streams. Learn
    options for implementing these services in your pharmacy as a
    telehealth option or under a collaborative practice agreement.
  • USP <800>: The new USP <800> chapter goes into
    effect December 2019. Break through the complexities and learn how the
    hazardous drug requirements will affect every pharmacy.

Attendees will also have the chance to schedule one-on-one
demonstrations of the latest pharmacy technology and solutions or
explore the newest products from more than 170 exhibitors.

Connections that matter

Key networking events include the third annual Women in Pharmacy –
Own It
event and the Those D*MN DIR Fees! session, an
interactive public policy discussion surrounding elusive DIR (direct and
indirect remuneration) fees, their impact and what pharmacies can do to
combat them.

When attendees head back to their pharmacies, they will have a clear
plan on how to manage their businesses, gain access to the right
networks, bring patients to their stores and expand services for more

About Health Mart

® is the nation’s fastest-growing independent
pharmacy franchise with more than 5,000 locally-owned community
pharmacies across all 50 states. Health Mart pharmacists provide
personalized care and take the time to help patients understand their
prescription-drug coverage, how to safely manage multiple medications,
and how to take advantage of lower-cost medication options. Patients can
find a locally-owned Health Mart pharmacy by visiting

As an important member of the healthcare team, Health Mart pharmacists
possess strong clinical knowledge and collaborate with patients and
other healthcare providers to help patients manage and improve their
health. The Health Mart franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc.,
which is part of McKesson
. Pharmacists and pharmacy owners interested in learning
more can explore


Kristen Kouk, Public Relations
T 972.446.5788