medication adherence technology

Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Massachusetts. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 01:15 pm March 21, 2018
Partners HealthCare, Triad Healthcare undertake separate initiatives focused on reducing costs with by delivering notifications to clinicians about patients not complying with treatment regimens.
patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.
DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst is the first organization to deploy the cloud-based drug knowledge to support the Nebraska Health Information Initiative.
Michigan kicked its PDMP up a notch to clamp down on opioids
By Bill Siwicki 09:17 am March 14, 2018
Michigan, like much of the rest of this country, is in the midst of an opioid crisis. The number of opioid prescriptions, individuals in substance use disorder programs and, worst of all, opioid-related drug overdose deaths have all increased from 2011 to 2015 in the state.
By Bill Siwicki 11:52 am March 08, 2018
Medicomp Systems launches a new addiction care management system, DrFirst unveils a new mobile e-prescribing system, and DrFirst, Imprivata and Forward Advantage collaborate for MEDITECH users.
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm February 28, 2018
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act calls for mandated e-prescribing of controlled substances under Medicare Part D, starting in 2020.
PDMP data

Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, R-Louisiana, introduced a bill to incentivize states that share prescription drug monitoring program data with law enforcement. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm February 27, 2018
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy, is designed to provide leverage to the opioid crisis by helping law enforcement better identify bad actors and reducing the number of prescribed opioids.

A traditional Chinese medicine hall in China.

By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm February 26, 2018
The company plans to broaden its knowledge of traditional Eastern healing techniques, creating a taxonomy for its Embase biomedical literature database. 
Medication management challenges
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By BD 02:46 pm February 26, 2018
Thomas Utech, PharmD, vice president of solutions management at BD, draws upon his experience as a pharmacist to provide some perspective on the HIMSS Analytics 2017 Medication Management and Safety Study results.
Florida opioid PDMP bill
By Jessica Davis 02:44 pm February 22, 2018
The bill unanimously passed a state house committee on Wednesday and would set limits to the number of days a provider can prescribe initial opioid medications.

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