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PharmaPoint in the News

Improving Care Coordination Throughout the Facility: A strategy to place the pharmacy at the point of care, ensuring that a pharmacist serves as an integral member of the patient-centered care team – Read article

Continuum of Care Through Pharmacies: A discussion with Mike Plaia, chief executive officer at PharmaPoint – Read article

Doctors Establishing Pharmacies Inside Practices to Make Patients’ Lives Easier: A pharmacy inside a doctor’s office proves advantageous for patients and relief for doctors – Read article

North Florida Hospital opens outpatient pharmacy: North Florida Hospital has recently opened a PharmaPoint point-of-care retail pharmacy within the facility. – Read article

Industry News

Oct 18, 2013 | 10 Policy Recommendations to Boost Medication Adherence
Eliminating barriers to prescription refills is essential in order to facilitate ease of medication adherence for patients

Oct 17, 2013 | UK clinic highlights hospitals’ role in patient experience, satisfaction
Use of more personal information in EHRs to promote an empathy-based approach to patient experience and satisfaction

Oct 17, 2013 | Geography affects what drugs seniors are prescribed
Patients don't always fill their prescriptions, because of cost or fear of side effects or myriad of other reasons

Oct 16, 2013 | ICU transfer checklist improves patient safety
Standardized checklist for transferring ICU patients to hospital services can help improve medication reconciliation and more

Oct 15, 2013 | Hospitalizations to decline under ACA; impact on outcomes murky
Increased output when higher prices are paid & decreased output when costs rise

Oct 11, 2013 | Patient activation influences readmission rates
Hospitals should add patient activation to their list of readmission reduction strategies

Oct 11, 2013 | Study finds rise in medical, prescription spending amid recession
Consumers' out-of-pocket prescription spending remained unchanged from 2007-2011