Pharmacy

Rural hospital improves meds reconciliation via AI automation into EHR

King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm January 02, 2020
Automated sig translation system created time savings of 34 hours per month for clinicians, translating into about $11,000 in recaptured nursing productivity over 12 months. Further, 30-day readmission rate fell from 6.2% to 5.5%.
Care coordination notifications help reduce opioid deaths by 32% at county hospital

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in California.

By Bill Siwicki 11:00 am December 31, 2019
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula combines technology and teamwork to tackle the opioid crisis, seeing more than a 50% decrease in the number of narcotic pills prescribed at local primary care clinics.
Homegrown IT saves Parkland $17 million in prevented adverse drug events

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation in Dallas.

By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm December 12, 2019
During its two years of implementation at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, the PARADE technology has screened more than 87,000 patients, with 8,731 high-risk patients identified.
Omnicell, Kit Check partner on cloud-based controlled substances tracking
By Nathan Eddy 12:26 pm December 09, 2019
The aim is to help Omnicell client healthcare organizations gain better visibility of controlled substances across the pharmacy supply chain.
By Laura Lovett 09:41 am November 27, 2019
The new feature will initially be available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers.
Hospital replaces manual Rx process with e-filling, achieves error rate of just .006%

Tabula Rasa HealthCare in Moorestown, New Jersey.

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm October 21, 2019
LIFE St. Mary hospital uses Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s pharmacy platform, which has helped lead to a 16% decrease in ER use and a 27% decrease in total hospitalization.
prescription bottles
By Jeff Lagasse 04:46 pm October 17, 2019
The FDA is also approving greater numbers of complex generic drugs, which are more difficult to replicate and traditionally lack competition.
Pharmacist filling medications
By Jeff Lagasse 11:39 am October 15, 2019
The anticipated savings would increase in a scenario in which biosimilars made up a larger portion of the total market share.
The long view of pharma and digital health
By Bill Siwicki 01:43 pm October 02, 2019
At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Bob Coughlin, president and CEO of Mass Biotech Council, offers his expert view of how these two areas of healthcare will impact each other in the future.
10-hospital health system adds evidence-based clinical decision support tech
By Bill Siwicki 05:11 am September 19, 2019
The clinical pathways system is designed to help make appropriate decisions related to specific clinical questions. The drug tool is designed to help pharmacists, physicians and nurses with access to point-of-care drug information.

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