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Category: Pharmacy

Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Medication Adherence: An Overview

This is the first article in a series about medication adherence. Pharmacists have the skills and ability to impact patient lives, both in the hospital by managing medications, and after discharge by helping patients understand the importance of medication adherence….

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How Hospital Drug Diversion Puts Patients at Risk

By Seth Hartman, PharmD, Informatics Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University. This is the second in a series of posts about drug diversion. When healthcare workers divert drugs, it causes great harm to patients. Drug diversion is an ongoing…

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Drug Diversion 101: What You Need to Know

This is the first of a series of articles about drug diversion. Drug diversion by healthcare workers is a multi-faceted, serious issue that has a number of consequences. Not only is the person committing drug diversion affected, the healthcare institution, patients and…

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When it Comes to Pharmacy Automation, Hospitals Should Level-Up

There are a few hospitals in the U.S. that are exceptionally automated. From the moment a patient enters the hospital, nearly every workflow is pristine, with each interaction electronically and securely captured with accurate and consistent information. Many of these…

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Moving Away From the WhiteBoard: When Drugs Are in Short Supply

Drug shortages are happening at an alarming rate.   According to a 2013 study by the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 83 percent of cancer doctors reported that they have faced shortages in…

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