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…

Latest Articles

How Accurate are Drug Expiration Dates and Could Ignoring Them Save Millions?

With drug prices increasing 7.3% a year, hospitals are doing everything they can to cut back on spending. Beyond finding ways to reduce costs—including increasing inventory transparency and proactively navigating drug shortages—industry leaders are working to extend existing drug inventories…

Benefits of Insourced, Automated IV Compounding: Lessons in Successful Implementation from the University of Rochester Medical Center

Medication compounding is a complicated and high-stakes operation that many hospitals have outsourced to compounding centers in an effort to save money and cut down on liability. However, recent high-profile events where sterility and safety issues have resulted in patient…

Unexpected Drug Shortages – Are You Prepared?

Drug shortages are a frequent problem hospitals have to navigate, but a recent shortage of note is particularly unexpected. Sodium Bicarbonate, aka baking soda, is reported to be experiencing severe shortages. This drug is used to reduce acidity in the…

News Corner: Reflections on the Advancement of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Potential Impact on Hospitals

By Ken Perez, Vice President of Healthcare Policy at Omnicell After two tumultuous months since the Republicans’ first Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement bill was introduced, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is working its way through Congress,…

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News Corner: Interoperability and HIT Policy—Hot Topics at HIMSS17

The annual HIMSS conference took place this week in Orlando, Florida and featured a whopping 1,200 exhibitors and approximately 45,000 attendees. The focus, as in past years, was on ways to improve on existing technology. The conference included more than…

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News Corner: Legislation Reintroduced to Give Provider Status to Pharmacists

This past week, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act was reintroduced by three senators from different states. This legislation aims to allow pharmacists to receive Medicare reimbursements for delivering immunizations and helping community members, especially seniors, adhere to…

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