Pharmacy

opioid crisis prescription drug monitoring programs
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm April 30, 2018
Issues with data standardization and the differences in regulations inhibit their potential.
DEA prescription data opioids
By Jessica Davis 01:43 pm April 19, 2018
The latest federal move in the fight to combat opioid abuse will have states sharing PDMP data with the DEA.
opioid epidemic
By Bernie Monegain 03:53 pm March 27, 2018
More than 50 companies kicked off the working group in March..
Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 09:43 am March 27, 2018
What hospitals know about Amazon plans is just a taste of what the future will bring, consultants predict.
PDMP now interoperable with 25 states, DC
By Jessica Davis 04:43 pm March 23, 2018
Providers can now view a complete picture of a patient’s prescribing history to help combat doctor shopping.
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.
Augmented reality using KARE

Augmented reality using KARE, Keele University

By Rob Benson 12:29 pm March 19, 2018
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has urged the NHS to go faster and further in building on its reputation as a ‘hotbed of innovation’.
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 deploys cloud-based drug knowledge to support Nebraska's PDMP.
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.

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