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PRPharmaPoint CEO Leads Session at InterSystems Global Summit 2019

Sep 10, 2019

Attendees will learn how integrated workflow management for medication optimization ensures better patient outcomes and satisfaction

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“Frankly Terrifying:” A Podcast About Drug Shortages in the U.S.

Dec 05, 2019

A drug shortage seems like something that would happen somewhere else, or perhaps decades ago - not in the United States in 2019

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Dec 05, 2019 | “Frankly Terrifying:” A Podcast About Drug Shortages in the U.S.
A drug shortage seems like something that would happen somewhere else, or perhaps decades ago - not in the United States in 2019

Nov 26, 2019 | The Integrated Pharmacy Model: Specialty Pharmacy’s Way Forward?
“Every time we get involved with a new patient, we review their entire drug regimen."

Nov 22, 2019 | Pharmacist Helps Patient with Bipolar Disorder Get Her Life Back on Track
"A pharmacist can be a real asset in helping the care team get patients to their therapeutic goals"

Nov 15, 2019 | XchangePoint Webinar: Leveraging Disparate Data to Provide Targeted Pharmacy Interventions
Targeted pharmacy interventions for the right patients at the right time

Nov 12, 2019 | 20 Years After ‘To Err is Human,’ Hospital Care Quality Measures Are Still of Little Use
“To be able to get measurement much closer to the point of care is much more actionable and much more meaningful.”

Nov 07, 2019 | Study Shows Causes of Medication Errors in Pediatric OTC Cough and Cold Products
This highlights an important counseling opportunity for community pharmacists that is particularly relevant as winter approaches

Oct 28, 2019 | New Approaches Could Cut Adverse Drug Events
The better use of medication and pharmacy-patient consultations could help change the cost story.

Oct 21, 2019 | Who’s the Medication Expert in the White Coat?
Pharmacists are medication experts who can help you manage chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease

Oct 16, 2019 | Non-Opioid Medication on the Rise as U.S. Combats Opioid Crisis
Physicians recognized that they need help monitoring prescription drug use

Oct 08, 2019 | ECRI’s Top Health Tech Hazards for 2020 Include EHR Errors, Alert Fatigue, Missing MRI Data
Timing-related medication errors in the EHR – which can delay the administration of critical medications – makes the top 10

Oct 02, 2019 | Medication Errors: The Year in Review
For medication error–prevention efforts to be effective, they must be a priority

Sep 19, 2019 | Emphasize Medication Adherence to Patients
It's often assumed patients take their medications as prescribed and recognize the importance of doing so

Sep 10, 2019 | PharmaPoint CEO Leads Session at InterSystems Global Summit 2019
Attendees will learn how integrated workflow management for med optimization ensures better patient outcomes & satisfaction

Sep 10, 2019 | PharmaPoint CEO Leads Session at InterSystems Global Summit 2019
Attendees will learn how integrated workflow management for med optimization ensures better patient outcomes & satisfaction

Sep 09, 2019 | Solving a Medication List Mystery
Pharmacists Are Integral Members of the Patient Care Team

Sep 09, 2019 | Solving a Medication List Mystery
Pharmacists Are Integral Members of the Patient Care Team

Sep 04, 2019 | Multicultural Consumer Market Offers Opportunity for Pharmacy Growth
The multicultural population is increasing & creating a vital new market for pharmacies looking to grow & expand their services

Aug 26, 2019 | XchangePoint 6.4 Release
Recording of latest XchangePoint webinar now available

Aug 22, 2019 | Relying on Double Checks
Pharmacists perform double checks regularly when checking medications prepared by pharmacy technicians

Aug 16, 2019 | Counsel Patients as They Head Into the Fall
Pharmacists can play a big role in keeping patients safe and helping them identify conditions early

Aug 12, 2019 | Pharmacists Are Valuable Assets in Long-Term Disease Management
Pharmacists are integral members of the patient care team and have been successfully expanding their services for a long time

Jul 30, 2019 | PharmaPoint Signs Contract with One of Ohio’s Largest Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
Summa Health Chooses XchangePoint for Integrated Workflow Management Solution

Jul 30, 2019 | PharmaPoint Signs Contract with One of Ohio’s Largest Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
Summa Health Chooses XchangePoint for Integrated Workflow Management Solution

Jul 25, 2019 | PharmaPoint CEO, Mike Plaia, Discusses Transitions of Care
Almost 70% of adverse events post-discharge are medication related

Jul 23, 2019 | New Medications May Harm Patients with Heart Disease
Consistently monitoring medications to implement some interventions

Jul 16, 2019 | Create Efficiencies to Generate Freedom
Pharmacists are highly trained and valuable members of the health care team

Jul 08, 2019 | 10 Methods that Will Boost Your Customer Loyalty
Services, activism, and product offerings will attract new customers and keep current ones coming back

Jun 25, 2019 | 1 Out of Every 4 Patients has a Medication Discrepancy that Could be Harmful
Medication discrepancies are so common that they affect up to 70% of patients during hospital admission or discharge

Jun 20, 2019 | Pharmacists Help Patients Thrive at any Age
“This is a population that really needs an advocate, and not all patients have that.”

Jun 18, 2019 | 22 Health IT Experts Reveal the Single Best Way to Simplify Interoperability in Healthcare IT
So many organizations are paralyzed, due to their enormous investment into their EHR

Jun 04, 2019 | Maximizing Medication Therapy Management Services
Patients’ recognition that the pharmacist is working to optimize their medication therapy has created tremendous patient loyalty

May 29, 2019 | What Kind of Impact Can a “Meds to Beds” Program Have on Medication Adherence and Readmissions?
Almost 70% of adverse events post-discharge are medication related

May 29, 2019 | Hospitals Want Readmissions Program to Account for Social Determinants
The ability to afford prescribed medications is one of the issues patients face

May 20, 2019 | Prescription Opioid Volume Data Show Largest Single-Year Decline to Date
In 2018, 5.8 billion prescriptions were dispensed, an increase of 2.7% over the 2017

May 08, 2019 | Nurses Are Well-Positioned to Lead Innovation and Digital Transformation
"Every product and process that touches a patient goes through a nurse."

Apr 29, 2019 | FDA Launches Public Education Campaign to Encourage Safe Removal of Unused Opioid Pain Medicines
“Remove the Risk” to raise awareness about proper disposal of prescription opioids

Apr 25, 2019 | The Alabama Chapter of HIMSS Annual Spring Conference
Data and Security - Be Aware, Connect with Care

Apr 22, 2019 | Do You Value Your Patient as a Person?
Reframing the patient encounter by focusing on need can be a win-win-win

Apr 18, 2019 | PharmaPoint CEO, Mike Plaia, Discusses the State of the Industry
The goal for a value-based reimbursement model is simple: improve the quality of care while lowering the overall cost of care

Apr 15, 2019 | Pharmacists Support Transition from Hospital to Home
Nearly one in three older adults takes eight or more prescription medications daily

Apr 11, 2019 | Healthcare Analytics Popularity Grows Along with Focus on Performance
Healthcare organizations are looking for more predictive and prescriptive capabilities in advanced analytics

Apr 10, 2019 | Pharmacists Help Achieve Millions in Cost Savings
Bedside medication delivery can increase prescription capture rates, expedite patient discharges

Apr 03, 2019 | Nurses Generally Satisfied with EHRs, but Key Pain Points Persist
Nurses said software was difficult to learn, had complaints about usability & generally saw them falling short in some key areas

Apr 01, 2019 | Analytics Vendor Capabilities are Expanding as Hospital Use Cases Are Too
"Analytics for value-based care is the primary driver of adoption"

Mar 22, 2019 | HIMSS Writes New Definition of Interoperability
HIMSS is trying to define interoperability and its various levels with an international perspective

Mar 21, 2019 | Updated ADA Guidelines Question Routine Self-Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes
Pharmacists in position to serve as patient champion and advocate

Mar 19, 2019 | Implementation Best Practices: Getting Healthcare Analytics Right
"Good data drives great decisions"

Mar 18, 2019 | Consumerism Will Force Healthcare’s Hand on Interoperability
Healthcare orgs must incorporate right solutions & partners to empower patients & remain relevant in the face of new entrants

Mar 13, 2019 | KLAS: Providers Want More in a Quality Management Tool
Vendors can make a difference by providing proactive guidance and service to their customers

Mar 12, 2019 | EHR Challenges, Information Overload Often Lead to Staff Workarounds
Gaps between EHR design & the functionality needed in the complex inpatient environment result in lack of standardized workflow

Mar 11, 2019 | Pharmacists Support Transition from Hospital to Home
Nearly one in three older adults takes eight or more prescription medications daily

Mar 06, 2019 | Just 25 Percent of Health Orgs Use Executive Dashboards for Daily Strategy
Analytics usage for major decision making varies widely across hospitals & health systems

Feb 28, 2019 | Pharmacists Ease Growing Burden of Chronic Disease
In a health care system that is already overburdened, pharmacists can ease the burden of patients with chronic conditions

Feb 21, 2019 | Jacksonville Hospital First, Only Hospital in Northeast Florida to Provide Pharmacy Kiosk System
Jacksonville Memorial is one of 23 hospitals in the country utilizing the kiosk system

Feb 01, 2019 | XchangePoint to be Showcased at HIMSS 2019 in InterSystems Booth 1559
Using sophisticated algorithms and targeting methods, XchangePoint utilizes healthcare analytics to provide strategic data

Feb 01, 2019 | XchangePoint to be Showcased at HIMSS 2019 in InterSystems Booth 1559
Using sophisticated algorithms and targeting methods, XchangePoint utilizes healthcare analytics to provide strategic data

Jan 30, 2019 | The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health
Are people relying too much on the traditional doctor/patient interaction?

Jan 29, 2019 | World-Class Teaching Hospital Chooses XchangePoint Solution to Drive Medication Optimization
PharmaPoint is proud to announce that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will use the XchangePoint platform

Jan 29, 2019 | World-Class Teaching Hospital Chooses XchangePoint Solution to Drive Medication Optimization
World-Class Teaching Hospital Chooses XchangePoint Solution to Drive Medication Optimization of New Pharmacy

Jan 15, 2019 | PharmaPoint Signs Contract to Open Three Outpatient Pharmacies at St. Joseph’s Health Facilities
A Simultaneous Rollout of XchangePoint at two of the locations will support medication optimization across care transitions

Jan 15, 2019 | PharmaPoint Signs Contract to Open Three Outpatient Pharmacies at St. Joseph’s Health Facilities
A Simultaneous Rollout of XchangePoint at two of the locations will support medication optimization across care transitions

Jan 11, 2019 | Pharmacists: A Profession People Trust
"High rating speaks to the high level of care provided by pharmacists, putting the patient’s needs first and foremost"

Jan 02, 2019 | Study: Chronic Opioid Use Linked to Increased Hospital Stays
Approximately 126 million Americans report experiencing some type of pain in the past 3 months

Dec 14, 2018 | A Proactive Approach to Combatting the Opioid Crisis
Americans represent less than 5% of the world's population, but they consume 80% of the world's opioids

Dec 05, 2018 | Many of Idaho’s Chronic Opioid Users Prescribed Unsafe Drug Combos
A lot of times pharmacists are the ones who can really catch some of these things and facilitate communication

Dec 03, 2018 | Transforming Your Healthcare Experience: Medications
What Edward Hospital is doing to ensure medication safety

Nov 30, 2018 | HHS Finalizes Long-Awaited 340B Drug Price Rule
The change will cap the prices drugmakers can charge hospitals that participate in 340B

Nov 27, 2018 | Pharmacist-Led Intervention Reduced Opioid Use Among Some Surgery Patients
The pharmacist-led intervention had clinically and statistically significant effects on opioid use

Nov 26, 2018 | Making Opioids Safer: The Pharmacist’s Role
“There are a myriad of ways that pharmacists can engage with chronic pain”

Nov 21, 2018 | Drug Interactions a Real Risk in Kids and Adolescents
Adverse drug events are among the top causes of injuries and death among children and adolescents in the United States

Nov 20, 2018 | Study Finds 45 Minutes of Patient Education Improves Chronic Disease Management
Attitudes and abilities significantly improve after brief instruction

Nov 16, 2018 | Easy to Reach and Ready to Help: Not Just Dispensing Medication
Pharmacists are one of the most trusted health care experts in the industry

Nov 13, 2018 | When Working on Teams, Remember to Build on Your Strengths
Team-based care is quickly becoming the new norm in health care

Nov 12, 2018 | Precision Medicine is Too Complex for EHRs, KLAS Says
The idea that EHRs will not be the platform of choice for precision medicine is not new

Nov 09, 2018 | Surgical Patients Receive Four Times the Opioids They Use, Study Shows
Surgical patients used only about 27% of the opioid prescription written for them by a clinician

Oct 31, 2018 | Hospitals Making Strides on EHRs, Interoperability, but Work Remains
"Hospitals engaged in all four interoperability domains increased 41 percent since 2016"

Oct 29, 2018 | Meet Birmingham’s Veterans of Influence for 2018
Birmingham's business community is home to a number of prominent executives with military experience

Oct 23, 2018 | More Pharmacists Move into Medical Practices, More Doctors See Value
“Pharmacists have a natural role in practices”

Oct 17, 2018 | Can Pharmacists Help Reinvent Primary Care in the United States?
Pharmacists - Highly trained clinicians who can play vital role in improving health outcomes while also increasing efficiencies

Oct 12, 2018 | Pharmacists Create Meaningful Health Care Interactions by Understanding Different Generational Needs
Focus on patient experiences to make preventive health care relevant and meaningful for each patient

Sep 21, 2018 | CEO Power Panel: Health Systems Focus on Patient-Centered Care as Consumerism Takes Hold
Market forces are pushing health systems to rethink their approach to defining and encouraging patient-centered care

Sep 13, 2018 | Bottled Up: How Better Information Flow Can Empower Pharmacies and Patients
In today’s complicated world of healthcare technology, the expectations are piling high on EMR providers

Sep 12, 2018 | EXILANT, a QuEST Global Company, Partners with PharmaPoint to Release Latest Version of XchangePoint
Enhancements include socioeconomic factors as options for targeting potentially at-risk patients in need of additional services

Sep 12, 2018 | EXILANT, a QuEST Global Company, Partners with PharmaPoint to Release Latest Version of XchangePoint
Enhancements include socioeconomic factors as options for targeting potentially at-risk patients in need of additional services

Sep 04, 2018 | Nationwide Prescription Safety Alert System Proposed by House Bill
The system would flag patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history

Aug 27, 2018 | 1 in 12 Kids Taking Multiple Medications at Risk for a Major Drug Interaction
Nearly one in five children and adolescents use at least one prescription medication

Aug 24, 2018 | Where Medication Therapy Management/Telehealth Services Deliver Value
MTM offers a range of services to help patients maximize benefits derived from their medications

Aug 16, 2018 | For the Sixth Time, PharmaPoint Appears on the Inc. 5000 List
PharmaPoint is proud to announce its inclusion in the 37th annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies

Aug 16, 2018 | For the Sixth Time, PharmaPoint Appears on the Inc. 5000 List
PharmaPoint is proud to announce its inclusion in the 37th annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies

Aug 15, 2018 | Meet the Most Inspiring Companies of 2018
Welcome back to the most exclusive club in business!

Aug 13, 2018 | Patient-Pharmacist Relationships Key to Home BP Monitoring Success
Both patients and pharmacists stressed value of individual treatment plans and importance of frequent communication

Aug 10, 2018 | Physicians Speak: Medicine’s Point of View on Working with Pharmacy
“The scope for pharmacists has broadened because the metrics in value-based care call for this”

Aug 08, 2018 | CMS Administrator Seema Verma Calls for an End to Physician Fax Machines by 2020
"It's about driving a new era of digital health, liberating data to put patients in charge of their healthcare."

Aug 07, 2018 | Move Over Risk Scores, What Healthcare Needs Now is Risk Science
Risk science is an emerging requirement for value-based care and population health programs

Aug 01, 2018 | How Pharmacists Can Stay at the Forefront of Patient Care in an Evolving Market
As our nation’s most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists serve as touchstones of care in communities

Jul 30, 2018 | Make the Most of Med Sync: Align Refills, Tailor Services, Streamline Workflow
In a world where pharmacists are asked to add value to the health care system, med sync is an important tool

Jul 26, 2018 | Senate Panel Approves Bill to End Pharmacy ‘Gag Clauses’
“These clauses have resulted in patients paying double, triple or even more for prescription drugs . . ."

Jul 25, 2018 | Shared Language Improves Outcomes for Spanish-Speaking Patients with Diabetes
When it comes to diabetes, the lack of a shared language can be a tremendous barrier to care

Jul 24, 2018 | Top 3 CIO Priorities? Patient Experience, IT Cost Containment, Innovation
More than 60 percent of those at the roundtable cited containing costs or improving IT value as a top priority

Jul 18, 2018 | Pharmacists Bring Expertise, Compassion to End-of-Life Care
Pharmacists who practice in the palliative and hospice care settings bring a different perspective to treating patients