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Monthly Archives: January 2016


Top 10 Compliance Best Practices for Medication Management

The Medication Management Council formed by Omnicell in 2014 recently issued its Top 10 Compliance Best Practices, which are shared below. The mission of the Medication Management Council is to identify medication management best practices that will move the industry…

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Pharmacists: Filling Prescriptions and Patient Care Gaps

The number of Americans battling diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other chronic diseases has been steadily increasing. Meanwhile, the amount of primary care providers (PCPs) handling these diseases is decreasing. As the gap between patient needs and available resources continues…

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How Nonclinical Activities Impact Patient Experience

Why You Shouldn’t Call Your Patient “Honey” Due to changes in Medicare’s policies, patient experience is playing a larger role in hospital ratings and reimbursement, and hospital executives are taking note. While many hospitals understand the major factors that contribute…

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News Corner: Is Meaningful Use Going Away?

On Tuesday this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt publicly stated that the opportunity to sunset the less-than-successful meaningful use program might have come. While many of the goals and desired…

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Surprise Inspection! Pharmacies Face Increased Scrutiny from DEA

Drug Diversion—Not Just a Problem for Hospitals For years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been tightening surveillance of medication tracking in hospitals in an attempt to better control the not uncommon problem of drug diversion in the workplace. While…

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How Are Your Cleaning Procedures Impacting Patient Safety?

Tray tables, light switches, toilets, call buttons – these high-touch surfaces are common mediums for spreading germs among patients and staff in hospitals nationwide. And while research has shown that certain cleaning techniques lead to a reduction in bacterial cells…

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New Study Shows Alarmingly High Rate of Medication Error in Surgeries

According to a new study published in Anesthesiology, almost half of today’s surgeries result in medication error. The study tracked more than 275 surgical procedures at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)—a Harvard-affiliate institution and a national leader in patient safety—and is…

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