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Survey: 75 Percent of CIOs Concerned About Incomplete, Inaccurate Medication Data

June 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Despite multidisciplinary efforts to improve medication reconciliation, hospital CIOs still report unsatisfactory results, with three out of four concerned that their organization’s medication history data is incomplete or inaccurate, according to a new survey...

Michigan Plans to Link State PDMP with Provider EHRs

June 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The State of Michigan is directly adding the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) into the electronic health records (EHRs) and pharmacy management systems of hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies across the state.

At UTMC, Data-Driven “Meds to Beds” Program Leads to 20 Percent Drop in Readmission Rates

May 23, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC), based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is leveraging data analytics to improve medication compliance and patient outcomes. Through its use of a health care data integration and analytics platform, UTMC has reported a 20...

Empowering Nurses to Address the Persistent Challenge of Medication Errors

November 15, 2016  |  Katherine Kenny, D.N.P., R.N., associate dean of academic affairs, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
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Medication learning tools provide nurses with the tools and technology that help them better recognize potential for medication error before the point of need.

Organizations Connecting Behavioral Health Providers through HIEs

November 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health information exchanges (HIEs) are making progress with connecting behavioral health providers with HIE services, in order to facilitate better data exchange, according to two briefs released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) this...

UPMC Enterprises Invests in Predictive Analytics Startup RxAnte

October 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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.

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.

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

August 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?

When It Comes to Care and Transition Management, We’ve Got to Get the Basics Right First

July 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The details of a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Health News report on a patient safety event involving a fatal pharmacy dispensing error speak to the challenges and opportunities inherent in improving transition management and care management going forward

As Opioid Legislation Moves Forward, AHA, Other Organizations Call for Changes to Part 2 Privacy Rules

May 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Several healthcare organizations are pressing federal legislators to amend the privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 to enable providers to access a patient’s entire medical record in order to better coordinate care for patients with substance use disorders.

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