Fighting Opioid Misuse: The Numbers
Fighting Opioid Misuse: The NumbersSo just how much naloxone is getting out? How many pharmacies EPCS enabled?
New NACDS Chairman Stresses Pro-Customer Leadership RoleNACDS’s Gourlay embraces leading the industry proactively through changing health-care industry.
Surescripts Takes Aim at Improving e-Prescribing AccuracyNew monitoring system identifies problems with e-prescription systems.
Lower diabetes costs by improving medication adherence
Lower diabetes costs by improving medication adherenceDuring their session at the AMPC conference in Orlando, presenters identified several diabetes management approaches that are improving medication adherence.
E-prescribing update for health execs: Where are we now?Barriers persist though adoption continues to grow
Physicians should embrace electronic prescribingIf you haven't implemented e-prescribing in your practice, now is the time. In addition to improved efficiencies, it will make patient care safer.
EHRs found to reduce prescribing problems in patients with diabetesPrimary care physicians often complain that the benefits of using electronic health record (EHR) systems are outweighed by the costs of implementing the technology and meeting government meaningful use (MU) standards. But a new study suggests that in at least one area—reducing adverse drug events—EHRs are having an impact.
New weapons combat opioid addictionThe number of deaths from prescription pain relievers dropped 5% in 2012, and new tools are helping in the fight against opioid abuse.
Electronic prior authorization eases burdenUsing an electronic prior authorization program can save money and time for patients, providers and pharmacists.
Technology use in hospital pharmacy increasesApproximately one third of U.S. hospitals have completely migrated to the electronic health record (EHR) and are no longer using paper charts. In those hospitals with an EHR that they use completely or in combination with paper charts, 80% give pharmacists the ability to make recommendations and document them in the EHR.