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Press Releases and Industry News

Keep track of the latest PharmaPoint developments and related industry articles.

PRPharmaPoint Adds New Team Members Focused on Digital Pharmacy Innovation

May 19, 2020

Bryan Self will serve as a solutions architect and Justin Ray as a business intelligence analyst

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What Do CIOs Want to See from Telehealth Apps? More Than a Dozen Weigh In

Sep 29, 2020

Although the specifics are still fuzzy, it's been made evident that telehealth isn't going anywhere

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Sep 29, 2020 | What Do CIOs Want to See from Telehealth Apps? More Than a Dozen Weigh In
Although the specifics are still fuzzy, it's been made evident that telehealth isn't going anywhere

Sep 22, 2020 | Teleconnectivity & COVID-19
Teleconnectivity resulting in matchless personalized care

Sep 17, 2020 | Patient Education Can Improve Medication Adherence
Improvements in health literacy may lead to greater medication adherence

Sep 16, 2020 | Telepharmacy: 5 Tips for Getting Started
Adopting technology isn’t as simple as adding some video equipment and smiling for the camera

Sep 10, 2020 | The Formative Four: Top Health IT Capabilities That Will Improve Medication Management
Pharmacists well understand that medication is part of the daily lives of many Americans

Sep 09, 2020 | Connecting the Outpatient Pharmacy to the Inpatient World
Teleconnectivity resulting in matchless personalized care

Sep 08, 2020 | Tech Helps Thwart Drug Therapy Noncompliance
The abandonment of new prescriptions due to rising patient out-of-pocket expenses has become a growing problem for adherence

Sep 02, 2020 | Pharmacists Embrace Telehealth During COVID-19
Telehealth has been extremely helpful for pharmacists providing ongoing monitoring & management to patients w/chronic conditions

Sep 01, 2020 | Help Patients Relieve Mild COVID-19 Symptoms
Frontline health care providers, including pharmacists, remain essential providers of clinical information for patients

Aug 27, 2020 | Pharmacists Share Tips to Streamline Patient Communication in Busy Pharmacy
"Getting information across in a timely manner is important when pharmacies are busy & the staff is pushed to do more with less"

Aug 20, 2020 | Pharmacists Can Give Childhood Shots, U.S. Officials Say
The move is designed to help prevent vaccination rates from falling during the pandemic

Aug 18, 2020 | What We Do and Don’t Know About Flu in the COVID-19 Era
"Pharmacies should develop a strategy for screening patients for fever and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to providing vaccinations"

Aug 12, 2020 | Gastrologix Launches GastroInfuse Platform to Develop Infusion Centers in GI Practices
GastroInfuse is a collaboration between Gastrologix, NextServices, PharmaPoint, All Med Search and WeInfuse

Aug 12, 2020 | Pharmacists’ Role in Mental Health Expands During COVID-19
"Patients have continued to come into pharmacies, which are deemed essential businesses, during the COVID-19 pandemic"

Aug 03, 2020 | In Times of Crisis, Are You ‘Data-Minded’ or ‘Numbers-Minded’?
True data literacy also involves communicating the insight

Jul 30, 2020 | Study Highlights Valuable Role of Community Pharmacists in Patient-Centered Services
Study underscores value of pharmacists particularly in rural communities

Jul 29, 2020 | Pharmacists Are Front-Line Heroes, Too
Pharmacists remain the most accessible health resource in the U.S.

Jul 28, 2020 | Understanding Health Disparities in Pharmacy
Pharmacists can play a unique role in the mitigation of structural racism

Jul 23, 2020 | APhA Coronavirus Watch: What We Do and Don’t Know About Flu
The agency is working with vaccine manufacturers to ensure supply is higher than usual

Jul 22, 2020 | Pharmacy Technicians Play Key Role in Medication Error Prevention
Only 4% of physicians reported having EMR systems that were fully functional and had a prescribing function

Jul 21, 2020 | Medicaid Drug Rule Could Have 340B, Medicare Pay Implications
"With many patients, there are trade-offs they have to weigh that lead to noncompliance"

Jul 10, 2020 | How to Improve Your Care Team? Enlist the Help of a Pharmacist
Pharmacists today are equipped to effect positive medication outcomes for all patients and practitioners

Jul 07, 2020 | Characterizing Outpatient Problem List Completeness and Duplications in the Electronic Health Record
Increased data entry burden, misguided regulation, poor usability & lack of interoperability

Jul 06, 2020 | COVID-19 Is More Than a Pandemic
Pharmacists’ roles in the COVID-19 pandemic are paramount

Jun 25, 2020 | Short- and Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Specialty, Community Pharmacies
Pharmacists are a key resource who must be used in delivering the optimum health care our societies need

Jun 23, 2020 | Pharmacist-Led Medication Optimization May Reduce Readmissions to Hospital
“Individual optimization of patients’ medication is internationally recognized as key to improving patient outcomes”

Jun 19, 2020 | CMS Proposed Rule Aims to Encourage Value-Based Drug Pricing
Beyond value-based payment arrangements, the proposed rule also addresses opioid use

Jun 16, 2020 | Telehealth Basics for Pharmacists During COVID-19 and Beyond
Like other health professionals, some pharmacists have had to make a quick transition to telehealth

Jun 11, 2020 | EHRs Still Posing Big Safety Risks in Many Hospitals
Medication safety problems are a leading cause of injury and preventable harm in a hospital-based setting

Jun 03, 2020 | Pharmacists Believe COVID-19 Will Result in Lasting Changes for Local Pharmacies
“Pharmacies have adapted to the crisis in ways that may outlast the disease”

May 26, 2020 | Self-Care and COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting our lives in more ways than we could possibly imagine

May 19, 2020 | PharmaPoint Adds New Team Members Focused on Digital Pharmacy Innovation
Bryan Self will serve as a solutions architect and Justin Ray as a business intelligence analyst

May 19, 2020 | PharmaPoint Adds New Team Members Focused on Digital Pharmacy Innovation
Bryan Self will serve as a solutions architect and Justin Ray as a business intelligence analyst

May 14, 2020 | Balancing the Solemn with the Uplifting
Pharmacists & pharmacy personnel have stepped up. We will look back on and build our future upon their stories of heroic service

May 12, 2020 | Impact of Pharmacist Management of Oral Chemo for Patients in an Outpatient Breast Cancer Clinic
Adverse events (AEs) emphasize the need for pharmacists to conduct further monitoring, follow-ups and management of patients

May 11, 2020 | Telepharmacy & Medication Therapy Management
Telepharmacy via XchangePoint allows for an evolving patient care plan

May 07, 2020 | Experiencing COVID-19 in the Health-System Pharmacy
Silver lining of the pandemic is that everyone involved has learned lessons that can be passed on

May 05, 2020 | Medication Adherence Suffers Because of High Drug Costs
"Pharmacists can help in a number of ways when a patient can’t afford their medication"

Apr 29, 2020 | Telehealth Offers Myriad Unique Opportunities for Pharmacists
Pharmacists can establish MTM telepharmacy services by engaging caregivers, health care providers & patients

Apr 22, 2020 | Eliminating Medication Overload
“Pharmacists should see this report as a call to action"

Apr 15, 2020 | Pharmacist Streamlines Patient’s Med List and Eliminates Hospitalizations
Nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries returns to the hospital within 30 days of discharge

Apr 14, 2020 | XchangePoint Telepharmacy Services
We believe that no matter what is going on in the world, our patients should experience complete care the way it's meant to be

Apr 08, 2020 | Concerns About Medication Adherence Grow Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Pharmacists can play an important role in adherence by ensuring patients have adequate supply of medications during pandemic

Apr 02, 2020 | Pharmacy Reminders & Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Our number one priority is that our team members and their families are safe and healthy

Apr 01, 2020 | Medication Optimization is Essential for Reducing Readmissions and Achieving Quality Outcomes.
XchangePoint can be utilized to provide a pharmacy-centric medication validation process to increase accuracy and reduce errors

Mar 27, 2020 | Pharmacy Organization’s Joint Policy Recommendations to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pharmacists as Front-Line Responders for COVID-19 Patient Care

Mar 26, 2020 | Despite Coronavirus, Pharmacy Workers Work to Ensure Americans Get Their Medicines
Pharmacy Workers Providing Critical Service During Crisis

Mar 24, 2020 | ASHP Makes Recommendations for Pharmacy Readiness for COVID-19
Clinical pharmacists—among the most accessible health care providers in the country—are willing and able to help

Mar 17, 2020 | Tips for Preparing Pharmacies, Patients for COVID-19
Protecting pharmacy staff is vital to ensuring continued care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 03, 2020 | Polypharmacy Dangerous to Patients with Heart Failure
At every encounter, pharmacists should ask patients about all the medications they take, including the dose & frequency of each

Feb 25, 2020 | The Emerging Digital Landscape of the 2020s
What are the issues that will make up the agenda over the next few years?

Feb 18, 2020 | Adding Value in Acute Care Settings
The insight of pharmacists has a direct effect on patient outcomes

Feb 13, 2020 | Pharmacy-Based Transition of Care Improves Patient Satisfaction, Lowers Readmission Rates
Patients who received a follow-up phone call from a pharmacist after hospital discharge saw a 5% drop in 30-day readmissions

Feb 11, 2020 | Without Integrated Pharmacy, How Can You Succeed in an Outcomes Based Model with Lower Costs?
Webinar Invitation - Why Integrated Pharmacy?

Feb 11, 2020 | Growth of Health System-Based Specialty Pharmacy to Continue in 2020, Reducing Cost of Care
Payers, providers & health systems are increasingly recognizing the important role integrated delivery solutions play

Jan 31, 2020 | Fragmented Health System Contributes to Medication Overload for Seniors
Every additional medication taken by an older person increases the risk of a serious adverse effect

Jan 29, 2020 | PharmaPoint Releases Version 6.5 of XchangePoint Solution
This release is in accordance with a National Council for Prescription Drug Programs’ (NCPDP) regulatory commitment

Jan 29, 2020 | PharmaPoint Releases Version 6.5 of XchangePoint Solution
This release is in accordance with a National Council for Prescription Drug Programs’ (NCPDP) regulatory commitment

Jan 28, 2020 | Without integrated pharmacy, how can you succeed in an outcomes based model with lower costs?
Webinar Invitation - Why Integrated Pharmacy?

Jan 24, 2020 | 2020 Trends in Pharmacy Care: Value-Based Pharmacy and Social Determinants of Health
Better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower costs

Jan 22, 2020 | Execs Emphasize Diversification, Not Admissions, During J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
One path to diversification is cooperation, even if that means partnering with disruptors

Jan 14, 2020 | Pharmacy Owners Express Concern Over Amazon’s PillPack Prescription Transfer Requests
A patient switching to a new service is less of a concern than maintaining their privacy

Jan 13, 2020 | Healthcare Leaders Still Learning How to Offer Value-Based Care
"When transitioning to value-based care, there are more incentives for keeping costs down and keeping people healthy"

Jan 10, 2020 | Pharmacist Rounding Helps Infants Recover From NAS
"The opioid epidemic affects all kinds of people in America, and a bunch of them are pregnant"

Jan 06, 2020 | Staying Informed and Educating Your Patients About the Vaping Epidemic
“Up in Smoke: Fact and Fiction Surrounding Vaping”

Dec 23, 2019 | Pharmacists Contribute to Increased Patient Satisfaction
Pharmacists play a multitude of vital roles for patients

Dec 17, 2019 | Improved Provider Coordination Can Reduce Health Care Costs
A greater focus on interoperability could give clinicians the tools—and information—they need to better coordinate care

Dec 13, 2019 | Polypharmacy a Big Problem If Left Unchecked
Trial found that pharmacist-led educational intervention for patients & physicians reduced risky and inappropriate prescriptions

Dec 12, 2019 | The Role of Pharmacists in Reducing Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
“Vaccines are arguably the most important public health intervention of our time”

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