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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The Future of Smart Hospitals is Now

The term “smart hospitals” is nothing new in healthcare, but new technologies are helping take this slowly building trend to a new peak. Electronic health record (EHR) adoption in the hospital is at an all-time high—with 96% of hospitals using…

The Opioid Crisis in Hospitals – What You May Not Know

It’s no secret that the opioid crisis has taken hold across the country. We continually see news reports and stories that highlight its serious repercussions. Earlier this summer, the federal government even went so far as to declare this crisis…

Using Analytics Tools to Control Drug Diversion: Hackensack University Medical Center

The news has been inundated with reports of the increasing prevalence of opioid use throughout the country. Dubbed the “opioid crisis,” addiction to controlled substances is no longer a rare occurrence happening behind closed doors—it affects those of all socioeconomic…

News Corner: Celebrating American Pharmacists Month

October is American Pharmacist Month, #APhM2017, recognizing and celebrating the pharmacy profession and its staff, who contribute toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. Pharmacy roles are quickly growing as pharmacists are tasked with transition…

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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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