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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.

GAO Report: VA Pharmacy System Must Improve Ability to View, Exchange Data

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pharmacists cannot always efficiently view necessary patient data among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical sites, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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...

Report: Adoption of Telehealth Can Generate Cost Savings for Rural Communities, Hospitals

March 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The adoption of telehealth technologies in rural areas can result in significant cost savings for hospitals and their communities due to transportation cost savings, lost wages savings, hospital cost savings and increased revenues for local labs and pharmacies,...

BayCare Health System, Publix Partner on Telehealth Sites in Central Florida

March 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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BayCare Health System, based in Clearwater, Florida, is collaborating with Publix Pharmacy, headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., to create “telehealth sites” at Publix locations in four central Florida counties-Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk.

Study: Use of e-Prescribing Reduces Diabetes-Related Adverse Drug Events

March 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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According to research published in Medical Care, the use of electronic prescriptions with diabetes patients is associated with a lower risk of emergency department visits or hospitalizations for diabetes-related adverse drug events.

CVS Health Selects Epic EHR System for its Care Management Programs

March 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CVS Health, based in Woonsocket, R.I., will use Epic as the electronic health record (EHR) system for CVS Specialty's care management programs.

OSU Wexner Medical Center’s EHR Links with State Prescription Reporting System

February 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, based in Columbus, Ohio, is now implementing a direct feed from the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) to improve and streamline efforts to decrease opioid abuse and addiction.

Report: States Should Mandate Prescriber Use of PDMPs to Combat Opioid Misuse

December 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Mandating that prescribers use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) is the single most effective way to increase prescriber use of the tool, which can play a critical role in curbing prescription opioid misuse, according to a report by Pew Charitable...

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
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McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) announced the latest release of Paragon, its electronic health record (EHR) solution.

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