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Monthly Archives: April 2015


Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Medication Adherence: Medication Therapy Management and Post-Discharge Care

This is the second article in a series on medication adherence. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Post-Discharge Care are two strategies that are particularly important when discussing medication adherence as it relates to acute care. With at least one-third of…

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Who Commits Drug Diversion and Why?

By JoAnne Myhre, CPhT, BA, and Ann Byre, PharmD, of Allina Health This is the fourth in a series of posts about drug diversion. Drug diversion can take on many different forms and faces, so it can be difficult to…

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Alternative Career Paths for Pharmacists: Part I

According to CareerCast, a job search firm, “pharmacist” was ranked in the top 10 best healthcare jobs for 2015. When most of us hear about careers in pharmacy, our mind automatically goes to positions in a traditional hospital or those…

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News Corner: The Rise of the Informatics Nurse: HIMSS Survey

The results of the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurses Survey were released at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, which took place in Chicago, IL on April 12 – 16.   Nearly 600 C-suite executives,…

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CNIO = YES; Nurse CIOs are on the Rise!

Technology is a major investment for any healthcare institution.  Enlisting the right people to implement new technologies is vital to ensuring maximum value and impact.  When it comes to choosing technology to improve patient care, more facilities are turning to…

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How Drug Diversion Harms the Healthcare Facility and its Staff

By Seth Hartman, PharmD, Informatics Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University This is the third in a series of posts about drug diversion. Drug diversion in hospitals and other healthcare facilities not only puts patients at risk—it also harms…

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Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Medication Adherence: An Overview

This is the first article in a series about medication adherence. Pharmacists have the skills and ability to impact patient lives, both in the hospital by managing medications, and after discharge by helping patients understand the importance of medication adherence….

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News Corner: Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Transitions of Care: Asking too Much?

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid recently released its proposed rule for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3. Designed to give providers additional flexibility and simplify the MU program, Stage 3 focuses on driving interoperability between different electronic health records and…

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How Hospital Drug Diversion Puts Patients at Risk

By Seth Hartman, PharmD, Informatics Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University. This is the second in a series of posts about drug diversion. When healthcare workers divert drugs, it causes great harm to patients. Drug diversion is an ongoing…

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News Corner: Convenience and Cost Factors Increase Medication Adherence for Seniors With Diabetes

As a company that provides medication adherence packaging, we’re always interested in other factors that contribute to medication adherence. A study by Kaiser Permanente determined that several criteria involving the health system correlated with high rates of adherence, according to…

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