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Monthly Archives: August 2015


News Corner: Meals on Wheels Reducing Readmissions With New Program

According to recent reports, over half of hospitals will receive Medicare reimbursement penalties for high readmission rates in 2015. As a result, hospitals across the country are looking for innovative ways to respond to the national mandate under the Affordable…

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New Website Provides Free Drug Diversion Resources

Headlines about drug diversion incidents are appearing with alarming frequency these days. In July, a nurse was accused of taking controlled substances away from patients at a skilled nursing facility in Mississippi. In August, a pharmacist working at two New…

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News Corner: New Programs Incentivize Veterans and Others to Consider Nursing Careers

There is great concern among those in healthcare about the nationwide nursing shortage expected to occur as baby boomers retire or leave the field. In an effort to resolve the issue, various scholastic and healthcare institutions are stepping up with…

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Magnet Status Can Help Improve Patient Care and a Hospital’s Bottom Line

Past research has shown that Magnet hospitals provide improved outcomes for both patients and nurses. Not surprisingly, a recently released study shows that just the process of applying for Magnet status can lead to a better work environment and enhanced…

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Biosimilars: What Pharmacists Need to Know

Recently, Pharmacy Times reported on new research from the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy evaluating how the introduction of biosimilars to the U.S. healthcare market is expected to impact pharmacists in selecting and dispensing products. While these substances…

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Nursing Shortage Projected to Grow as Baby Boomers Retire

With the baby boomer generation entering retirement age, we are seeing a greater demand for healthcare workers, specifically nurses and doctors. But just when an influx of nurses is needed most, many nurses are leaving the field altogether. The reason,…

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Drug Shortages in the U.S. – A Serious Issue with No End in Sight

Drug shortages in the U.S. have been prevalent for years. Although there have been attempts to mitigate the issue, it’s still a serious problem that has only gotten worse over time. In this post we explore some of the causes/effects…

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How Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners Teamed Up to Cut Readmission Rates

According to an article published in Hospitals and Health Networks Daily, pharmacists and nurse practitioners are working together to reduce hospital readmission rates. Medication management issues play a large role in preventable readmissions, and these concerns can be greatly improved…

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