System-wide medication visibility can be key to delivering the highest levels of patient safety at the lowest possible cost.
HSE Business Management
Over the last few years, the number of drugs on shortage has remained the same. It may even have gone up. Hospitals continue to confront the issues and devise responses.
Any physician office that dispenses medications should be informed about its state's legal/regulatory obligations.
Since the NECC-triggered outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2012, FDA has responded aggressively, inspected almost 70 pharmacies. Now it is supported by a new law, the DQSA, and many new questions arise.
Presented during the Midyear Clinical 2013 Meeting, the report, based on a survey of of 164 industry experts, outlines key trends developing in hospital pharmacy.
As pharmacists switch from reimbursement based on a fee-for-service model to value-based care, these best practices can help maximize efficiency despite budget constraints and lean staffs.
2D barcodes hold more than the NDC. Their 2,300 characters (compared to 48 in linear barcodes) can hold lot numbers and expiration dates, along with the product IDs.
When it comes to employee drug utilization reviews, one pharmacist is beating PBMs at their own game. If businesses and healthcare systems followed her lead, more would change than just the DURs.
The Specialty Sterile Pharmaceutical Society launches, with its own product and safety standards standards and a plan to march on Washington.
The use of electronic health records saved more than 3% in ambulatory health costs but did not reduce overall inpatient costs, according to a study published in the July 16, 2013 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.