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Medication Management Council’s Top 10 Compliance Best Practices for 2017

The Medication Management Council is a thought leadership initiative of Omnicell. Formed in June 2014, the Council’s mission is to identify medication management best practices and generate top 10 lists of best practices in the areas of safety, efficiency and…

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Policies for Preventing and Detecting Diversion in the Pharmacy

This is the third in a series of posts based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. With the high volume of medications present in pharmacies—including powerful…

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Polypharmacy: What Providers Need to Know

In the U.S., instances of polypharmacy—or taking five or more medications—have increased 70% among individuals over the age of 65 in the last 12 years. With chronic conditions on the rise, and the average life expectancy growing, managing multiple medications…

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News Corner: Increasing Healthcare Security Should Take Purchasing Precedence

In an attempt to better patient care, lighten nurse workloads, and improve hospital business, many facilities are upgrading their technology. This spend for technology for most hospitals, according to a recent study by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives,…

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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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