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Nursing in 2017: Expanding Roles and Responsibilities

Nursing is becoming an increasingly regarded field in the healthcare system as hospitals are fast realizing the valuable roles nurses fill. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses are the largest component of a hospital’s staff and…

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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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World Health Organization Takes on Medication Errors

Last week we celebrated Medication Safety Week, an event that was first recognized in 1999 by the Women’s Heart Foundation to bring to light the dangers of improper medication management. Over the last 18 years, we’ve seen progress made in…

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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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Navigating the Shift to Price Transparency

As deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses rise, so does the pressure for hospitals and other healthcare services to increase price transparency. Over the last five years, we have seen multiple healthcare promotion policy acts introduced in Congress. While no federal bill…

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Minimizing Diversion Risk in Procedural Areas, Operating Rooms, and Emergency Departments

This is the second in a series of articles based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell, and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. The Inherent Risk of Procedural Areas In 2009, one Colorado…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 1: Public Health, Home Care and Medical Centers

Love nursing and looking for new challenges? There are many exciting career opportunities for those new to the field, or experienced nurses wanting to make a change. In this four-part series, we will examine the options available for nurses who…

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General Policies for Preventing Drug Diversion

This is the first 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. The Fourfold Risk of Drug Diversion As drug diversion becomes…

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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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News Corner: Deadline to Respond to FDA Hospital and Health Systems Compounding Guidance Is Looming

By John Barickman, RPh, MBA, IV Pharmacist Consultant, Omnicell     If you are responsible for sterile IV compounding, you’ll want to be aware of and weigh in on new oversight being proposed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently…

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