Category Archives: Pharmacy

New Electronic Pharmacy Standards Issued

By Joseph Goedert, HDM Breaking News  10/26/2011 The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, a standards development organization, has released two new standards for the exchange of information between pharmacy benefit management firms, transactions processors, state agencies and other … Continue reading

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HHS Review of Regulations: Impact on Hospitals and Telemedicine The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a review of regulations in response to a request from President Obama for all federal government agencies to streamline regulatory procedures. Among various initiatives for review are several that could … Continue reading

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AHRQ Releases Tool to Help Reduce Medication Errors

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality   5/21/2011 Three out of four Americans are not following their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking prescription medication, according to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin.  AHRQ and the National Council on Patient … Continue reading

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Institute for Safe Medication Launches e-Drug Assessment for 2011

Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management, April 26, 2011 The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has launched its 2011 Medication Safety Self Assessment for hospitals, sending the assessment electronically to facilities across the nation. The assessment, which follows similar efforts in … Continue reading

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Health IT: Eight Quality Improvement Stories

Health IT Portfolio Transforming Healthcare Quality through Health IT Projects    AHRQ Using Health IT: Eight Quality Improvement Stories  In 2004 and 2005, AHRQ funded 118 grants and cooperative agreements under the Transforming Healthcare Quality through Technology (THQIT) program to … Continue reading

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PharmEHR Summit: EHR’s Potential on Drug Regulation, Marketing

Health IT News, Molly Merrill PHILADELPHIA – A two-day summit in Philadelphia that brought physicians, EHR vendors, pharmaceutical executives and the FDA together provided a lot of information on the impact EHRs may have have on drug regulatory and marketing … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for Medication Reconciliation

Consumer Reports- Your caregivers say it’s time for you to leave the hospital. That’s great, but it’s no time to let down your guard. You’re actually approaching one of the most dangerous times of your hospital stay. Research suggests … Continue reading

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