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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

Sep 23, 2013 | Drugstore prescription program helps patients after discharge
Between 50 and 70% of prescriptions that are written are actually taken to a pharmacy, while 48 to 60% are actually picked up.

Sep 20, 2013 | The Outlook for Pharmaceutical Spending Through 2022
CMS projects outpatient prescription drug spending will grow at a compound average rate of 6.5% from 2014 to 2022.

Sep 19, 2013 | Predict drug adherence or pay more in future costs
NCPA recently awarded a “C+” grade to the United States for drug adherence rates in its first national report card.

Sep 17, 2013 | Wisconsin hospitals say no to free drug samples
Freebies drive up costs of patient treatment and care, health care executives say.

Sep 13, 2013 | Nurse practitioners are increasingly focused on promoting patient adherence, study finds
As a reorientation towards outcomes takes root in the healthcare industry, NPs are spending more time on patient education

Sep 13, 2013 | 21 Ways to Boost Medication Adherence
The $290 billion problem of medication adherence is one of the top challenges to pharmacy practice.

Sep 13, 2013 | Pharmacy Forecast Report 2013-2017 Addresses Trends in Physician and Nurse Work Forces
By 2017, will the drug therapy of at least 50% of inpatients cared for by hospitalists be managed by pharmacists?

Sep 12, 2013 | Further Proof That Transitional Care Works for Medicaid Patients
Transitional care works, both to improve population health, and to save money.