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News Corner: Reflections on the Advancement of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Potential Impact on Hospitals

By Ken Perez, Vice President of Healthcare Policy at Omnicell After two tumultuous months since the Republicans’ first Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement bill was introduced, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is working its way through Congress,…

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News Corner: Interoperability and HIT Policy—Hot Topics at HIMSS17

The annual HIMSS conference took place this week in Orlando, Florida and featured a whopping 1,200 exhibitors and approximately 45,000 attendees. The focus, as in past years, was on ways to improve on existing technology. The conference included more than…

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News Corner: Legislation Reintroduced to Give Provider Status to Pharmacists

This past week, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act was reintroduced by three senators from different states. This legislation aims to allow pharmacists to receive Medicare reimbursements for delivering immunizations and helping community members, especially seniors, adhere to…

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News Corner: Hospital Efforts Save 125,000 Lives, $28 Billion in Costs

Hospitals have increasingly focused their efforts on improving patient care while remaining cost conscious, and those efforts are paying off. A report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that from 2010 to 2015, hospitals were able…

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News Corner: ASHP Releases Industry Guidelines to Hamper Instances of Drug Diversion

The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) has answered the call for guidelines to support the creation of controlled substance diversion prevention programs. In October, the organization announced the first set of national guidelines to help healthcare organizations devise…

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News Corner: ICU at Home: A New Care Model to Reduce Costs

Stakeholders in all areas of the hospital seek to reduce costs and readmissions while maintaining excellent patient care. The latest initiative gaining popularity involves providing intensive care at home, which has the potential to ease bed-capacity problems, cut costs, and…

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News Corner: Increases in Electronic Prescribing and Communication Highlighted in Recent Report

Surescripts recently released its annual National Progress Report, which encompasses over 9.7 billion electronic transactions completed in 2015, including 1.4 billion electronic prescriptions. In addition to discussing advancements and increases in e-prescribing, the report suggests positive trends in electronic provider…

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News Corner: Celebrating National Health IT Week 2016

This week we celebrate National Health IT Week! Omnicell has partnered with HIMSS once again to show our dedication to improving health IT solutions across all types of healthcare settings. NHIT Week started on Monday, September 26th and runs through…

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News Corner: Industry Guidelines Enhance Standardization to Improve Patient Safety

Recent estimates from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Health and Medicine Division indicate that medication errors harm at least 1.5 million patients per year in the United States. A large portion of these errors can be attributed…

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News Corner: How the Opioid Epidemic Is Invading Hospitals

Almost every day in the headlines there is a story about the nation’s surging heroin and opioid problem, from the plights of broken families to needing better treatment, to prevention of addiction for patients. A recent study published in the…

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