Pharmacy

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

By Mike Miliard 12:36 pm January 15, 2019
The companies will use Azure to expand and develop new platforms and networks for digital health, care management and patient engagement – and compete against companies such as Amazon.
Verily Walgreens chronic conditions
By Tom Sullivan 01:01 pm December 26, 2018
Companies will look to emerging technologies, such as a virtual diabetes program and a medication adherence pilot, in an effort to combine Verily’s tech with Walgreens stores.
blockchain supply chain
By Mike Miliard 09:42 am December 13, 2018
Tamper-proof distributed ledger tech helps with efficiency, security, integrity and visibility of pharmacy and other supply chain data. And because it doesn't necessarily involve PHI, it may be a logical place for hospitals to start exploring.  
By Benjamin Harris 01:05 pm December 05, 2018
Their automated identity proofing process helps providers to adhere to looming government-mandated EPCS verification standards, enabling them to approve or deny prescriptions remotely.
HIMSS sign outside
By Susan Morse 03:41 pm September 21, 2018
HIMSS on Friday issued a call to the healthcare industry to take action in battling the ongoing opioid crisis in America by using health information and technology.
US Senate capital building exterior view of dome
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm September 18, 2018
With a rare near-unanimous vote, the United States Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 on Monday evening. It's a massive bill comprising a wide array of proposals drawn from five Senate committees, and has many implications for the use and funding of health IT.
us capital building in washington, dc
By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 31, 2018
The bipartisan legislation would require HHS to work with the private sector to analyze data from payers and pharmacists, flagging patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history.
exterior of Sobeys pharmacy in Windsor Nova Scotia

Sobeys pharmacy in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Credit: Google Maps

By Lynne Minion 11:27 am August 13, 2018
She snooped in the EHRs of nearly four dozen people over two years.
doctor scans bottle with handheld scanner to monitor prescriptions
By Bernie Monegain 02:01 pm August 02, 2018
Cloud-based platform for prescription drug monitoring programs employs machine learning to track opioid prescriptions.
tracking inpatient, outpatient opioids

A screenshot of prescription drug monitoring tech. Credit: Illumicare.com

By Mike Miliard 02:51 pm July 27, 2018
The Controlled Substance App for IllumiCare's Smart Ribbon technology helps address a "blind spot" with prescription drug monitoring programs officials say.

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