Achieving Pharmacy Excellence
For pharmacists and CPOs dedicated to medication safety and keeping patients healthy
Personalizing Our Path to the Autonomous Pharmacy
Pharmacy transformations are happening every day. As leaders, we need to identify the challenges that need to be addressed in order to not only deliver improved patient care, but to elevate clinician satisfaction, and optimize pharmacy performance.
Autonomous Pharmacy Drives Efficient Hospitals, Safer Patients
By connecting medication inventory and leveraging the data pulled from that technology, there is a huge opportunity to reduce error, improve efficiency, control costs, ensure compliance and, ultimately, enhance patient care and safety.
Four Burning Questions in Contract Pharmacy Standoff
It’s been almost one year mark since a group of drug manufacturers stopped offering 340B discounts or placed restrictions on these discounts in the contract pharmacy setting. So what are the burning questions that continue to remain in this standoff?
What Is Medication Waste Costing You?
With drug costs skyrocketing and the ever-present challenge of drug shortages, throwing away medications can be agonizing. And costly. The more visibility you have into your inventory, the better equipped you are to eliminate medication waste and ensure clinicians have access to the medications patients need.
How Digital Transformation Will Accelerate the Delivery of Culturally Competent Care by Pharmacists
The daily job of a pharmacist can be full of time-consuming manual processes. Inefficient workflows and lack of data visibility compound Pharmacy challenges. Leveraging medication inventory management tools are helping many health systems like Wellforce to improve efficiency through automated workflows and real-time data that allow pharmacists to provide top of license care.
Why Innovative Hospitals Like Sentara Are Fully Automating Their Central Pharmacy
Hospitals that continue to manually manage medications in the central pharmacy are playing a dangerous game. Inevitably a medication management error will happen. Yet for many hospitals, the fear of change keeps many pharmacies stuck with archaic solutions and processes that inevitably lead to problems.
Promising Signs for 340B Providers in Contract Pharmacy Standoff
After a long period of treading water, recent developments in federal court bode well for 340B providers trying to restore access to 340B pricing in the contract pharmacy setting. A close review of recent government court filings also provides a strong endorsement for a key but highlydebated tenet of the 340B program.
Despite Safety and Supply Challenges, Outsourcing IV Compounding Remains High
The recent State of Pharmacy Compounding survey found that outsourcing for CSPs continues to remain high. But with disruption and uncertainty in the safety and supply of outsourced compounded IV medication, insourcing with IV technology is a strategy that health systems need to consider.
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