Pharmacy

National e-prescribing bill

President Trump declares the opioid epidemic a national emergency Thursday during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey.

By Mike Miliard 01:42 pm August 11, 2017
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would mandate e-prescribing for controlled substances under Medicare Part D.
surescripts e-prescribing
By Bernie Monegain 12:48 pm June 07, 2017
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances was up 256 percent in 2016, company says.
Brett Giroir HHS assistant secretary

Dr. Brett Giroir at a TEDx talk in 2012 at Texas A&M.

By Jessica Davis 10:36 am April 26, 2017
Brett Giroir, who is currently CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, takes over role formerly held by Karen DeSalvo.
FDA gives 23andMe clearance
By Bernie Monegain 11:45 am April 07, 2017
The reversal of opinion could now open the floodgates for other genetic testing companies.
Cedars-Sinai PCORI opioid
By Bernie Monegain 11:49 am March 10, 2017
Researchers will use the funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to employ pharmaceutical claims and EHR data in their effort to both reduce the impact of pain and cut down down on opioid abuse.
By Jessica Davis 11:31 am March 08, 2017
West Virginia delegates approved a telehealth bill on Monday with a vote of 95-4 that would expand access to mental and behavioral healthcare medications in rural areas. The bill now heads to the state senate for another vote.
By Jessica Davis 01:13 pm February 13, 2017
Failure to comply would result in one to five years imprisonment and or a $50,000 fine. The bill is headed to the Georgia senate for a vote and if it passes, will move to the house.  
HIMSS Enterprise Davies

North York General Hospital President and CEO Tim Rutledge, MD

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm February 01, 2017
HIMSS is recognizing North York General for its clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry and closed-loop medication administration initiatives that improved patient outcomes.

 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am January 31, 2017
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have both recently been revalidated for Stage 7 status on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

McKesson CEO John Hammergren

By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm January 27, 2017
McKesson has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CoverMyMeds, a developer of electronic prior authorization technology, for $1.1 billion. CoverMyMeds has partnered with McKesson's RelayHealth subsidiary since 2010.

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