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New Electronic Pharmacy Standards Issued

By Joseph Goedert, HDM Breaking News  10/26/2011 http://www.healthdatamanagement.com 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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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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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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Part Two: Accomplishing Medication Reconciliation

While the importance of medication reconciliation is universally recognized, there is no consensus on the best method of carrying out the process of reconciling medications. A variety of methods have been studied, including having pharmacists perform the entire process, linking … Continue reading

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Part One: Medication Reconciliation

Patients admitted to a hospital commonly receive new medications or have changes made to their existing medications. As a result, the new medication regimen prescribed at the time of discharge may inadvertently omit needed medications that patients have been receiving … Continue reading

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