Pharmacy | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Pharmacy

Geisinger, Healthy.io Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

At Penn Medicine, Leaders Leverage Predictive Analytics to Improve Antibiotic Use

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
Leaders at Penn Medicine initiated a project to leverage health IT to improve antibiotic prescribing, with the aim of delivering decision support within clinicians’ workflow, ensuring the right patient gets the right antibiotic at the right time.

New York State’s PDMP Now Interoperable with 25 States and D.C.

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week new efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including advancing partnerships in New York’s prescription monitoring program (PMP) across the country.

Study: Researchers Use EHR Data to Predict Future Chronic Opioid Use

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are working to develop statistical models to better predict which patients will be prescribed opioid medications long-term following discharge from a hospital stay.

UK Health Physician Helps SAMHSA to Develop New Guidelines on Opioid Maintenance Therapies

March 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
news
A leader in the medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington) has been involved in assisting a major federal healthcare research agency in developing new guidelines regarding the use of opioid maintenance therapies

NQF Issues Guidance to Support Safer Opioid Prescribing

March 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
The National Quality Forum (NQF) released guidance to support safe and appropriate opioid prescribing to manage patients’ pain.

Draft Bill Aims to Increase Access to Addiction Treatment via Telemedicine

March 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Draft legislation introduced by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) this week aims to increase access to medication-assisted addiction treatment in underserved areas through the use of telemedicine.

Senate Bill Mandates e-Prescriptions to Fight Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A group of senators have introduced the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act to combat opioid overdoses by requiring electronic prescriptions for controlled substances under Medicare.

Mobile Tool Enables Maryland Physicians to Access State PDMP Data

February 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Two healthcare organizations in Maryland have joined forces to give Maryland prescribers a mobile tool to efficiently access the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data from within the e-prescribing workflow.

One Industry Expert’s View of How State Efforts to Manage the Opioid Crisis Will Affect HIT Leaders

February 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
Connie Sinclair, R.Ph., has been leading a team of researchers and analysts at the Point-of-Care Partners consulting firm in tracking the exploding state-level requirements around the prescribing of opioids—with a new summary report on the phenomenon

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

Pages

Subscribe to Pharmacy