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Monthly Archives: March 2015


The Connected Healthcare System: Interoperability Impacts the Way Clinicians Work

Interoperability has been a trending buzzword for several years, and early hopes suggested it would be far more advanced than it is today.   According to HIMSS,  interoperability is defined as systems and devices being able to exchange data, and interpret…

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News Corner: Innovative New Label Design May Reduce Medication Errors in the OR

With firm evidence that the majority of medication errors occur in the operating room, researchers are finally taking action. New research from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System published in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety discusses how the…

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Nursing + Technology = Nursing Informatics

Technology is playing an increasingly larger role in the way healthcare facilities operate. For better or worse, nurses are among the most affected by the benefits and pitfalls of technology. As such, it makes sense for a facility to have…

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Drug Diversion 101: What You Need to Know

This is the first of a series of articles about drug diversion. Drug diversion by healthcare workers is a multi-faceted, serious issue that has a number of consequences. Not only is the person committing drug diversion affected, the healthcare institution, patients and…

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When it Comes to Pharmacy Automation, Hospitals Should Level-Up

There are a few hospitals in the U.S. that are exceptionally automated. From the moment a patient enters the hospital, nearly every workflow is pristine, with each interaction electronically and securely captured with accurate and consistent information. Many of these…

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Moving Away From the WhiteBoard: When Drugs Are in Short Supply

Drug shortages are happening at an alarming rate.   According to a 2013 study by the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 83 percent of cancer doctors reported that they have faced shortages in…

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Decline in Hospital Acquired Conditions

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, the number of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) declined by 17% between 2010 and 2013, which translates into saving more than 50,000 lives. The report, which measured the success of hospitals…

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