Anthony Vecchione is a veteran healthcare journalist with extensive experience writing and editing news and feature stories for print and online.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:43 am July 14, 2016
With an eye on improving safety, increasing compliance and reducing waste, an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are looking to insource and automate their IV compounding processes.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:45 am May 10, 2016
Getting pharmacists involved in patient-centric activities, including being part of clinical care teams, is a little easier thanks to telepharmacy technology.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:29 am February 08, 2016
Patient care teams at Yale-New Haven Hospital, looking for a faster, more efficient and more secure way to communicate with each other in the emergency room, have adopted smartphone applications to speed up workflows.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:18 am January 12, 2016
Carestream says Vue Motion platform also addresses Stages 2 and 3 meaningful use because it gives patients an easy way to see their images.
By Anthony Vecchione 05:07 am August 03, 2015
Health system pharmacy managers and contracting & purchasing executives got a reprieve when the Food & Drug Administration moved the deadline for compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act to Nov. 1, 2015.
By Anthony Vecchione 09:29 am June 30, 2015
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology. "It's cutting down on medication errors," says its CMIO.
By Anthony Vecchione 07:50 am May 26, 2015
Hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between EHRs and automated dispensing cabinets. Beyond eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, it helps reduce errors at the point-of-care.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:23 am March 24, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a bill that will postpone a deadline for physicians to issue only electronic prescriptions. Despite this, some hospitals are adopting IT that will enable secure e-prescribing of controlled substances.
By Anthony Vecchione 07:51 am March 18, 2015
Two waves of activity are driving remote monitoring tools forward: Providers that want to expand their reach and patients tracking their own data.