About Pharmacy

Our pharmacy-focused blog posts will help hospital, health system, and institutional pharmacists stay current on a variety of relevant topics. Read about clinical and operational practice issues along with information about pharmacy careers. Visit often to get the latest news….


About Nursing

Areas of concern and interest to nurses, nurse managers, and nursing executives primarily in the acute care setting are addressed in this section. Read about a variety of topics that include issues affecting nurse satisfaction and new approaches to managing and…


About Information Technology

Healthcare IT professionals as well as those in pharmacy and nursing informatics roles will find content relevant to them in this section. Read about changes being brought about by interoperability, the connection between automation and patient outcomes, evolving policies for…

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Drug Diversion: Overcoming the “It Can’t Be My Nurse” Hurdles

By Debra Rorie, RPh, Pharmacy Implementation Supervisor, Deaconess Health System This first-hand account of a real diversion scenario describes how it was uncovered and addressed by the healthcare institution. 2010 marked a year of change at Deaconess Health System in…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 4: Adventures with Travel

Career options available for those in the nursing field have never been better. In this four-part series, we examine opportunities for nurses who are looking for careers outside that of the traditional hospital bedside nurse. In the fourth and last…

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Drug Diversion: The Impact on Infection Control

This is the fourth in a series of articles based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. This post is based on information presented by guest speaker…

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News Corner: Increases in Electronic Prescribing and Communication Highlighted in Recent Report

Surescripts recently released its annual National Progress Report, which encompasses over 9.7 billion electronic transactions completed in 2015, including 1.4 billion electronic prescriptions. In addition to discussing advancements and increases in e-prescribing, the report suggests positive trends in electronic provider…

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News Corner: Celebrating National Health IT Week 2016

This week we celebrate National Health IT Week! Omnicell has partnered with HIMSS once again to show our dedication to improving health IT solutions across all types of healthcare settings. NHIT Week started on Monday, September 26th and runs through…

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News Corner: Industry Guidelines Enhance Standardization to Improve Patient Safety

Recent estimates from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Health and Medicine Division indicate that medication errors harm at least 1.5 million patients per year in the United States. A large portion of these errors can be attributed…

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