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At Small, Rural Hospitals, Telepharmacy Technology is Advancing Pharmacy Practice

November 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Just as with many other areas of hospital operations, healthcare leaders are increasingly adopting and implementing IT solutions within pharmacy departments to streamline medication-management systems, improve workflow and increase patient safety.

McKesson Unveils New Paragon Electronic Health Record Platform

October 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) announced the latest release of Paragon, its electronic health record (EHR) solution.

UPMC Enterprises Invests in Predictive Analytics Startup RxAnte

October 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Portland, Maine-based predictive analytics company RxAnte has received a growth equity investment from UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh.

NeHII’s Deb Bass: HIE Is Changing to Meet Changing Needs

October 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Deb Bass, the CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) sees a bright future for HIEs—as long as their leaders find ways to provide truly needed services

Department of Justice Awards $8.8 Million in Grant Funding for PDMPs

September 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In efforts to help states reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it is providing close to $9 million in grants to 19 state states to help create, implement and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

From Information to Knowledge: How Medication Learning Optimizes Patient Outcomes

August 23, 2016  |  Anthony Donato, M.D., M.H.P.E., Gregory Hood, M.D., M.A.C.P.
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Medication learning tools that are concise, evidence-based and delivered at the point of care may reduce variability and errors in prescribing, and could improve the overall patient experience.

Walgreens Launches Digital Platform Utilizing Gamification to Boost Medication Adherence

August 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Walgreens has partnered with HealthPrize Technologies to offer a digital patient engagement and medication adherence platform for patients filling certain brand-name prescriptions on the Walgreens website.

Study: Digital Health Technology Use Very Low Among Seniors

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While digital health technology has been advocated as a tool to improve healthcare quality and cost, a study by Boston-based Partners Healthcare finds low use rates of digital health tools among seniors.

Survey: Average Salaries for Health IT Pros Increased, But Compensation Dropped for Executives, Nurses

August 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare executives and nurses saw their salaries decline last year, but salaries for healthcare IT professionals and physicians and surgeons increased, according to a Health eCareers 2016 Salary Guide.

More Clarity on Cardiac Bundled Payments: Time to Look at Transitions to Post-Acute Care

August 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A report in the American Journal of Managed Care online is shedding some light on some of the care transitions that will need to be optimized, as mandatory bundled payments are mandated for cardiac care

Report: Policymakers Should Consider Mandatory E-Prescribing To Help Combat Opioid Abuse

July 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As Congressional leaders move forward on a number of bills focused on helping to curb the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic, the National Center for Policy Analysis issued a report calling on policymakers to consider the use of mandatory electronic prescribing (e-...

New Policy Now Requires Indian Health Service Providers to Utilize PDMP Databases

July 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new policy requiring Indian Health Service (IHS) clinicians to utilize their state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) databases prior to prescribing opioids.

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