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Monthly Archives: November 2015

News Corner: Giving Patients Access to Physician Notes Can Improve Adherence

As hospitals transition to electronic health systems, information sharing is designed to be easier between providers. A recent post on this blog looked at the benefits of physicians sharing EHR information with community pharmacists. Patients are also looking for access…

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Automation for Independent Pharmacies Increases Net Profit and Sustainability

Are you looking to spend more time with patients and give individualized care and better service while adding to the bottom line? One way to do this is through the use of technology. As the role of an independent pharmacist…

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Working Together to Reduce Nursing Injuries

Healthcare workers across the U.S. are concerned about becoming injured on the job, and with good reason. According to 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal injuries from overexertion in healthcare occupations are among the highest of all…

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Hospitals Work Toward Giving Patients a Better Night’s Sleep

Traditionally, hospitals schedule nighttime activities around their healthcare workers, rather than their patients. Checking vitals, drawing blood and other necessary actions are typically aligned with shift changes or morning rounds. All patients might receive the same number of check-ins per…

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News Corner: When Pharmacists and Physicians Share EHR, Patients Win

As hospital executives look for ways to reduce readmissions and better manage patients’ health beyond the physical four walls, pharmacists are proving to be an invaluable asset. While hospital pharmacists can participate in programs such as antibiotic stewardship and discharge…

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Stopping Drug Shoppers in Their Tracks: Hospitals Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse

With prescription drug abuse on the rise nationwide, hospital emergency departments (EDs) are looking for methods to better track and stop patients who demonstrate drug-seeking behaviors. As we discussed in an earlier post on this issue, these “drug shoppers” not…

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