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Monthly Archives: June 2015


Six Ways to Minimize Interruptions for Nurses

Frequent interruptions have become a part of the day to day routine for nurses. Yet studies have shown that these interruptions can be dangerous, leading to wasted time and medication errors. Of course, if a patient needs immediate attention, a…

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Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Medication Adherence – Digital Patient Tools

This is the fourth and final post in our Medication Adherence series. While pharmacists can provide valuable support in medication management, the ultimate goal is to enable patients to manage their medications independently. For seniors, the ability to successfully manage…

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News Corner: Destruction Through Diversion

Diversion is a serious issue that’s putting patients’ lives on the line every day. A recently published in-depth article by Newsweek  uncovers how alcohol and drug addict David Kwiatkowski, a radiology technician, spent close to 10 years traveling from hospital…

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How to Develop a Proactive Drug Diversion Program

By Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Diversion Consultant and Educator. This is the tenth in a series of posts about drug diversion. The main priority of any drug diversion program is to ensure safety and protect patients from the harm…

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Survey Shows Healthcare CIOs Largely Satisfied with Career

According to SSi-Search’s findings from its annual chief information officer (CIO) survey, hospital IT has made recent efforts to direct greater focus toward the mission of an enhanced overall health system, playing a larger role in healthcare than ever before….

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News Corner: Hospital Jobs Surge After Two Years of Stagnation

Given that hospitals are typically the largest employers in any given region, progress in this sector is usually reflective of overall economic growth. However, while the number of private sector and healthcare jobs (sans hospitals) has grown steadily since July…

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What to Do When You Suspect Drug Diversion

By JoAnne Myhre, CPhT, BA, and Ann Byre, PharmD, of Allina Health. This is the ninth in a series of posts about drug diversion. Diversion in healthcare facilities is a serious issue that can jeopardize patient safety and create enormous…

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Alternative Career Paths for Pharmacists: Part 3

Despite perceptions that few jobs in pharmacy exist outside of the traditional setting, this is not the case.  In our previous posts on this subject, we discussed many of these paths. Here, in the final installment of our alternative pharmacy…

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News Corner: 21st Century Cures Act Part 2: Telemedicine and Interoperability

As we discussed in our post last week, the recently proposed 21st Century Cures Act holds promise for many aspects of healthcare. While we previously focused primarily on how the new bill would impact the FDA and NIH, the proposed…

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Using Analytics to Detect Diversion

This is the eighth in a series of posts about drug diversion. Analytics software tied to automated medication dispensing systems is often used to detect drug diversion in hospitals. It can reduce the time needed to audit clinician transactions at…

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