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Monthly Archives: March 2016


Pharmacy Automation on the Rise

Reports are showing an increase in the adoption of pharmacy automation. This can be attributed to the crackdown on the increasing number of preventable medical errors, which, according to an article on WhaTech.com, pharmacists and healthcare providers are being tasked…

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Tackling Readmissions: The Role of Hospital Administrators in Reducing Readmissions

This is the fourth and final post in our series on reducing hospital readmissions. With high readmission rates causing concerns—and steep financial penalties—for hospitals all over the country, medical professionals are seeking ways to reduce and prevent the number of…

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News Corner: NQF Guidelines Support HIT Innovation and Patient Safety

Health IT continues to skyrocket, supporting hospitals and providers as they strive for increased efficiency and cost savings. However, throughout this progress, the patient cannot be forgotten. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released their “Identification and Prioritization of Health…

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Tackling Readmissions: The Role of Pharmacists in Reducing Readmissions

In part three of this series we look at the role pharmacists can play in reducing avoidable readmissions. The clinical process of care and patient experience–both of which have pharmaceutical implications–make up 45 percent and 30 percent of hospitals’ performance…

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News Corner: How Pharmacists Improve Patient Outcomes in the ICU

A new study shows that as pharmacists’ roles expand in the hospital, it may be appropriate to take advantage of their clinical expertise in the ICU.  Pharmacists can help improve patient outcomes by knowing when to reduce drugs that cause…

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News Corner: “Innovate or Die” and Other Trends from HIMSS16

Last week was the 54th annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. This year’s show featured over 1,300 exhibitors, 40,000 attendees and a dozen specialty areas on the show floor. As in the past, data and healthcare interoperability continued to be major…

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Nursing our Nurses: Maintaining Nurse Well-Being for Better Patient Care

With long shifts, long lists, and many long hours being spent on their feet, it is no surprise that the medical profession is physically taxing. Up to this point, methods for maintaining the health and well-being of caregivers have focused…

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Tackling Readmissions: The Role of Nurses in Reducing Hospital Readmissions

This is the second in a series of posts about readmissions. As readmission rates continue to be a concern for hospitals looking to mitigate financial penalties from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, programs that extend patient care beyond…

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Hindering Human Error: Establishing Systems to Eliminate Drug Dispensing Errors

After ten years of tracking closed claims, the pharmacy underwriter group CNA and Health Care Providers Service organization, teamed up to publish a study which called for more systematic approaches to drug dispensing. According to the study, just over 75%…

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