Medication Reconciliation

Cureatr, Inc. Announces the Appointment of its Strategic Advisory Board | Business Wire | 8/17/2020

… company dedicated to repairing the United States’ $528 Billion suboptimal medication management problem. Using our technology, we ensure that prescribers have real-time, accurate current medication lists when they write new prescriptions and perform medication reconciliation s; by making it easy to draw their attention to potential drug therapy problems, like therapeutic duplication, non-adherence, and substance abuse; and by generating real-time notifications for care managers when patients pick up …

Pharmacist Home Infusion Per Diem Columbus OH - UnitedHealth Group - Columbus, OH | 8/16/2020

… various infusion related therapies is needed. These functions include interpreting, formulating, and dispensing of infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care and positive patient outcome. This is a dynamic work environment and requires flexibility to meet business needs and adaptability to frequent …

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The Healthiverse and Hospitals – Battling Medication History Misinformation | 8/13/2020

… put the patient’s health at risk. But while gathering and documenting medication histories can be time-intensive and difficult, it’s essential for the effective delivery of care. Playing the Medication History Guessing Game The medication reconciliation process generally follows these steps: 1. Attempting to gather an accurate medication history from pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies , EMS staff and other providers, a family member, or the patient 2. Verifying the information with …

Impact of a preoperative pharmaceutical consultation in scheduled orthopedic surgery on admission: a prospective observational study | 8/13/2020

… old with an elective orthopedic surgery were eligible except ambulatory surgery patients. The pharmacist registered the PA-BPMH into the software making it available for anesthesiologists for the pre-admission medication order. Finally, a medication reconciliation was performed at admission. The main outcome was the percentage of patients with at least one unintended medication discrepancy (UMD) at admission. The nature, potential clinical impact and acceptance rate of each UMD detected …

Incorporating Pharmacists Into Mobile Integrated Health Teams: A Cost-Benefit Analysis | 8/11/2020

… with a consultant pharmacist to provide a unique combination of skills. Paramedics bring field experience assessing and treating patients in the home, triaging emergency situations and managing acute disease exacerbation. Pharmacists provide expertise in medication reconciliation , medication therapy management, addressing nonadherence and identifying medication adverse effects. 5,6 The program was designed to address the highest areas of need in Manatee County in the following categories: mental health or substance use …

Top 6 RPMS EHR Enhancements for Indian Healthcare | 8/10/2020

… significant improvements or a complete overhaul . Here we will address possible improvements, focusing on the top enhancements from Medsphere that can be done short-term to modernize RPMS EHR. Top 6 RPMS Enhancements Advanced Medication Reconciliation : Medsphere developed this module to meet the needs of clinical staff looking to efficiently incorporate medication reconciliation into their daily workflow. A Med Reconciliation button would be part of the visit pane and automatically …

Medication Reconciliation Improved with Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Health Record | 8/4/2020

Home » Medication Reconciliation Improved with Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Health Record Medication Reconciliation Improved with Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Health Record September 1, 2020 medication reconcilliation C ovenant Medical Center in Saginaw, MI, recently used artificial intelligence (AI)-driven technology to protect staff and improve the quality of care for patients in its emergency care unit, completely automating the medication reconciliation process. Previously, medication reconciliation required a pharmacy technician to …

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2021 | CMS | 8/3/2020

… high complexity; Functional assessment (eg, basic and instrumental activities of daily living), including decision-making capacity; Use of standardized instruments for staging of dementia (eg, functional assessment staging test [FAST], clinical dementia rating [CDR]); Medication reconciliation and review for high-risk medications; Evaluation for neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms, including depression, including use of standardized screening instrument(s); Evaluation of safety (eg, home), including motor vehicle operation; Identification of caregiver(s …

Sentry Data Systems Launches RVS™ to Help Safety Net Providers Manage Patient Referrals | PR Newswire | 7/31/2020

… reporting verified prescriptions via a simple and intuitive dashboard. The solution delivers the transparency needed to create a more complete patient drug treatment picture designed to improve patient care through better communication, more accurate medication reconciliation (med rec), surveillance and collaborative treatment plans. “There’s never been a more important time for our customers to provide safe, efficient and integrated care for their ever-increasing COVID-19 pandemic, underserved patient population …

Regence launches data-sharing initiatives with MultiCare, OHSU | FierceHealthcare | 7/31/2020

… is harnessing data sharing to address medication safety in conjunction with its accountable care organization, MultiCare Connected Care. MultiCare submits data daily to Regence directly on a patient’s medication history to more safely conduct medication reconciliation , ensuring there are no discrepancies when considering a change. The initiative also reduced reporting burden on the provider substantially, according to MultiCare. “By working together, we were able to quickly reduce labor-intensive administrative …

Update and Quick Tips on Improving Medication Reconciliation | 7/29/2020

Home » Update and Quick Tips on Improving Medication Reconciliation SDS ACCREDITATION UPDATE Update and Quick Tips on Improving Medication Reconciliation September 1, 2020 stockpiling T he COVID-19 pandemic is increasing drug shortages, particularly for generic drugs, as people are stockpiling medication. Stockpiling can make medication reconciliation more challenging for surgery centers as they work to meet related accreditation requirements. “As part of ensuring that high-quality healthcare is provided …

Regence’s first-in-the-nation health care collaboration improves medication safety | 7/28/2020

Regence’s first-in-the-nation health care collaboration improves medication safety Jul. 28, 2020 11:00 AM ET Source: Regence ( PORTLAND, Ore. – In a first-in-the-nation health care collaboration, Regence members will experience more efficient, effective and affordable care through innovative data-sharing arrangements between the health insurer and two providers, MultiCare and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). These initiatives are part of the HL7® Da Vinci Project, which …

Clinic RN Case Manager McAllen - UnitedHealth Group - McAllen, TX | 7/24/2020

… clinic staff. Primary Responsibilities: Works with the providers and clinic staff to identify patients at high risk Supports longitudinal care of the patient with chronic care conditions by: Performing assessment of health conditions Performing medication reconciliation Conducting Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management Goal setting Providing patient education Creating referrals to appropriate agencies and resources Supports transition of the patient with chronic care conditions from inpatient to outpatient setting, by: Performing …

Goals of care or goals of life? A qualitative study of clinicians’ and patients’ experiences of hospital discharge using Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS) | 7/24/2020

… among psychiatric patient populations suggests that discharge planning is key to preventing readmission [ 8 ]. Existing literature cites collaborative care between inpatient staff, psychoeducation for patients and caregivers, communication between inpatient and outpatient networks, and medication reconciliation as important pieces of effective discharge and transition planning interventions [ 15 , 16 , 17 ]. Therefore, the PODS tool for medical discharge was modified at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a tertiary care …

OptumCare Utah Pharmacy Intern - West Valley City, UT - UnitedHealth Group - West Valley City, UT | 7/22/2020

… informed decisions about their healthcare. The Clinical Pharmacy Team provides a variety of clinical services impacting Medical Management and CMS Star Rating quality programs. The Pharmacy Intern will be involved in initiatives to improve medication reconciliation post-discharge, comprehensive medication reviews, medication adherence, and various retrospective drug utilization reviews for network providers per business needs. The team is comprised of clinical pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and certified pharmacy technicians who complete …

Sr. Pharmacy Tech West Valley City, UT 2000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates - UnitedHealth Group - West Valley City, UT | 6/27/2020

… and training to provider office staff on pharmacy related CMS Part C and D plan measures Compile pharmacy related quality reports and identify areas for intervention and improvement (e.g. medication claim reversals, medication adherence, medication reconciliation post discharge) Coordinate with OptumRX staff to ensure members receive prescriptions timely and assist with prescription refill requests Develop physician and member educational initiatives that promote use of formulary alternatives and improvement in measures …

Health IT Business News – June 25, 2020 | 6/25/2020

… over 500,000 disabled and senior NY residents and their families. A portion of the series’ proceeds will fuel the March 2021 awards. DrFirst and MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative Partnering to Help End Error-Prone Medication Reconciliation Processes Adverse drug events (ADEs) caused by medication discrepancies are estimated to affect as many as 40% of hospitalized patients and up to 17% of patients in the 30 days following discharge and yet …

Announcing The Launch of Partners Medication Management LLC | 6/22/2020

… Network is pleased to announce the launch of Partners Medication Management, LLC. Partners Medication Management provides services promoting safe transitions of care and comprehensive medication management. Partners Medication Management offers MedRec360 by Partners, a medication reconciliation report combined with pharmacist guidance ensuring healthcare providers have the best information to manage medication transitions of care at all levels. Partners Medication Management will coordinate care from discharge to home by providing clear …

DrFirst and MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative Partnering to Help End Error-Prone Medication Reconciliation Processes | 6/19/2020

Home Press Releases DrFirst and MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative Partnering to Help End Error-Prone Medication Reconciliation Processes DrFirst and MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative Partnering to Help End Error-Prone Medication Reconciliation Processes June 19, 2020 124 Views Rockville, Md., and Boston, Mass., June 18, 2020 – Adverse drug events (ADEs) caused by medication discrepancies are estimated to affect as many as 40% of hospitalized patients and up to 17% of …

Lafayette General Health reduces manual entry, enhances patient safety with eRx | 6/8/2020

… with a 26% increase in the accuracy of medications imported into medication histories. June 08, 2020 Lafayette General Hospital. Lafayette General Health, a 793-bed health system in South Central Louisiana, struggled with the medication reconciliation process. At a clinical level, it was challenged with lengthy patient-medication-history interviews, along with phone calls to families, pharmacies and providers. THE PROBLEM In addition, at an organizational level, the health system …

Provider, pharmacist collaborations increase patient check-ins | 6/4/2020

… the following: Registration staff checks in the patient. A medical assistant records vital signs and conducts screening questionnaires. A clinical pharmacist collects details of the patient’s current illness, medical and psychiatric histories and conducts medication reconciliation during a 15-minute consultation. Via EHRs or face to face, the pharmacist offers the primary care provider an assessment and recommended plan. The provider performs a 15-minute patient exam. A nurse distributes …

Brown Bag Consult®: Medication Reconciliation for Patients With Breast Cancer | 4/27/2020

By: Jill Drury, PharmD, BCOP From: pharmacytimes.com WHETHER THEY WORK in oncology outpatient clinics or in community retail settings, pharmacists have ample opportunities to counsel patients. In the clinic, medication reconciliation is a variation on brown bagging and medication therapy management, both of which can be used to advance communication and prevent errors. Medication reconciliation is a form of counseling to help ensure that a patient’s medications have been accurately …

COVID-19 Realization: The Critical Need for Pharmacists in Health Care and Relationship to Provider Status | 4/27/2020

… pharmacists are currently needed in the current health care system is in the provision of medical assistance/first aid, COVID-19 testing, providing information through a call center, and direct patient triage. In addition, medication reconciliation using a standardized, consistent approach is critical. I want to focus on medical assistance, namely first aid, COVID-19 testing, and direct patient triage. Are we ready for these clinical activities? What skills do …

Clinical Pharmacist - West Valley City, UT - UnitedHealth Group - West Valley City, UT | 4/25/2020

… informed decisions about their healthcare. The Clinical Pharmacy Team provides a variety of clinical services impacting Medical Management and CMS Star Rating quality programs. The Clinical Pharmacist will be involved in initiatives to improve medication reconciliation post-discharge, medication adherence, and various retrospective drug utilization reviews for network providers per business needs. The team comprises of clinical pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians that complete various functions to successfully meet the …

Reducing COPD Rehospitalizations | 4/23/2020

… 30-day rehospitalizations for patients with COPD decreased from 36.4% preintervention to 15.4% postintervention. The number of patients receiving timely follow-up with their provider increased from 79% preintervention to 88% postintervention, and COPD medication reconciliation at admission improved from 79% preintervention to 84% postintervention. The generalizability of these results is limited due to a small sample size and inconsistencies in intervention implementation. Article Content Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD …

Medicaid

Regence launches data-sharing initiatives with MultiCare, OHSU | FierceHealthcare | 7/31/2020

… on the journey to interoperability Interoperability has long posed a challenge in healthcare, and experts such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic is making the case … directly on a patient’s medication history to more safely conduct medication reconciliation, ensuring there are no discrepancies when considering a change. The initiative also reduced reporting burden on the provider substantially, according to MultiCare. “By …

Medicare

Regence launches data-sharing initiatives with MultiCare, OHSU | FierceHealthcare | 7/31/2020

… priorities on the journey to interoperability Interoperability has long posed a challenge in healthcare, and experts such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic is making the … directly on a patient’s medication history to more safely conduct medication reconciliation, ensuring there are no discrepancies when considering a change. The initiative also reduced reporting burden on the provider substantially, according to MultiCare. “By …

Mental Health

WVU brings attention to diversity in healthcare through health fair | 2/17/2020

On Sunday afternoon, the WVU Multicultural Association of Students in Healthcare held a health fair. The event allowed students to promote healthcare while celebrating diversity. Attendees received health education on subjects like blood pressure, mental health and medication reconciliation. Clinical screenings were also offered. The vice president of the organization, Dianne Techwei, said providing this information is beneficial to those who feel they aren’t understood by their healthcare providers. “We …

Patient Satisfaction

Supervisor Pharmacy Medication Reconciliation - USA-FL-Saint Petersburg | 1/20/2020

… in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.Palms of Pasadena Hospital opened more than forty years ago and … hospital’s dedication to advanced care, improved technologies and medical expertise.The Medication Reconciliation Pharmacy Supervisor shall practice the profession of pharmacy with the utmost code of ethics demonstrating the organization’s mission and values. The Medication Reconciliation

Patient Safety

How can patient-held lists of medication enhance patient safety? A mixed-methods study with a focus on user experience | BMJ | 1/16/2020

PDF Original research How can patient-held lists of medication enhance patient safety? A mixed-methods study with a focus on user experience Bryony Dean Franklin 1 , 2 , 3 1 Pharmacy department , Imperial College Healthcare … most common at admission, 3 largely due to challenges of medication reconciliation. 4 5 Problems are also common following transfer from hospital into the community 6 7 and when attending outpatient appointments. 8 A survey …

Community Health

Associations Between Health Literacy and Medication Self-Management Among Community Health Center Patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension | 1/15/2020

… IL, USA; 3 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; 4 Access Community Health Network and the ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning, Chicago, IL, USA; 5 … hypertension medications, chronic condition medications and all medications—included: 1) medication reconciliation, 2) knowledge of drug indications, 3) understanding instructions and dosing, and 4) self-reported adherence over 4 days (no missed doses). We determined …

Digital Health

Digital Health Company ICmed Enhances TeleHealth Engagement & Care Coordination Solution; Becomes Resident of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 1/13/2020

… critical. Today, ICmed, LLC, announced key improvements to its enterprise, patient and caregiver focused TeleHealth Engagement & Care Coordination Solution . “I am proud to announce that ICmed has added HIPAA-compliant video conferencing, a medication reconciliation tool and a collaboration feature that allows for consultations with care providers outside of the enterprise organization,” said Anil Kshepakaran, ICmed’s CEO. Secure, customizable and “lightweight,” the platform is licensed by organizations seeking to drive …

Telehealth

Digital Health Company ICmed Enhances TeleHealth Engagement & Care Coordination Solution; Becomes Resident of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 1/13/2020

As the American healthcare industry shifts from fee-for-service to a value-based model, effective and sustained patient engagement is critical. Today, ICmed, LLC, announced key improvements to its enterprise, patient and caregiver focused TeleHealth Engagement & Care Coordination Solution . “I am proud to announce that ICmed has added HIPAA-compliant video conferencing, a medication reconciliation tool and a collaboration feature that allows for consultations with care providers outside of …

Population Health

Launch of Clinical Pharmacy Program Focusing on High-Risk Patients | 12/26/2019

… from medications, or adverse drug events (ADEs), remains a top patient safety priority across the continuum of patient care. Implementing medication reconciliation during all care transition points has proven to be an effective strategy for … Health to get involved. According to Kate Shmulsky, PharmD, Director, Population Health Programs and Quality at HHHN, that development was gratifying in that it confirmed the program could be used as a model that could …

Electronic Medical Record

RN Healthcare Case Manager USMD Richardson TX - UnitedHealth Group - Richardson, TX | 12/2/2019

… and hospital readmission Supports longitudinal care of the patient with chronic care conditions by: performing assessment of health conditions performing medication reconciliation conducting Motivational Interviewing and Self - Management Goal setting providing patient education Supports transition … plan of care Performs accurate and timely documentation in the electronic medical record Participates in daily huddles and Patient Care Coordination (PCC) meetings Prepares accurate and timely reports, as required, for weekly meetings Maintains continued …

Medication Management

Job for Clinical Pharmacologist (05 posts) at Apollo Pharmacy | 11/19/2019

Responsible for preparing and implementing SOPs for the TN Region Hospitals on Medication Management and Medication Reconciliation systems. • As in- charge of the prescription audit team to ensure that all prescriptions are free medication errors. • As part of the Medication Management team to ensure that throughout the hospital medicines are prescribed, indented, dispensed and administered according to the Hospital policy. • Monitoring and tracking adverse drug reactions in the organization. • Overseeing …

Continuum of Care

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (JR-1931) - Panorama City, CA, , USA #jobs #Panorama City pls RT | 11/15/2019

… medical personnel.Given a diagnosis, synthesize a treatment plan, which may include drug therapy and lifestyle modifications, and transition within the continuum of care settings.Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including: untreated … one interactions.Performs drug utilization review, comprehensive medication review, and/or medication reconciliation.Operate pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment and software.Documents information appropriately in the patient’s medical record and other computer systems according to policies …

Utilization Review

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (JR-1931) - Panorama City, CA, , USA #jobs #Panorama City pls RT | 11/15/2019

… utilization reviews, and one-on-one interactions.Performs drug utilization review, comprehensive medication review, and/or medication reconciliation.Operate pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment and software.Documents information appropriately in the patient’s medical record and other computer systems according to policies and procedures and regulatory requirementsSupports a collaborative Labor-Management Partnership environment.Performs other duties as required.Ambulatory Care - Specialty QualificationsOncology Pharmacist: Additional requirements for Ambulatory Care Pharmacists working in the Oncology Department …

Home Care

Optimising medication management for polymedicated home-dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions: a mixed-methods study protocol | BMJ | 10/29/2019

… methods and on the utilisation of valuable existing data underexploited to date (patients’ electronic hospital records and Resident Assessment Instrument-Home Care (RAI-HC) data). The investigation draws on an interprofessional and interdisciplinary approach, which … strategy for medicine-related hospitalisations prevention and medication safety is medication reconciliation—the process of creating and maintaining a single list of the patient’s current list of medications. 20 This process allows a systematic and …

Clinical Data

Optimising medication management for polymedicated home-dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions: a mixed-methods study protocol | BMJ | 10/29/2019

… may be preventable with appropriate primary care. 8 An essential strategy for medicine-related hospitalisations prevention and medication safety is medication reconciliation—the process of creating and maintaining a single list of the patient’s current … ICD-10 diagnosis), physical and cognitive impairment documented in the clinical data files (Function Independence Measure, Mini-Mental State Examination and Activities of Daily Living). Medication-related factors include the number, types and changes in …

Electronic Health Records

Leading Healthcare Organizations Win Surescripts White Coat Award For E-Prescription Accuracy | Health IT Outcomes | 10/28/2019

… cost. The 2019 White Coat Award was expanded to include health systems, pharmacies and pharmacy technology leaders, in addition to electronic health records (EHR) vendors. Winners were recognized for positively impacting patient safety, speed to … time the prescription data is used thereafter, such as during medication reconciliation . The Surescripts White Coat Award is based on data provided by Surescripts Sentinel ® , an automated system that monitors electronic prescriptions and delivers insights …

Medication Adherence

Drug-Related Problems and Associated Factors among Patients Admitted with Chronic Kidney Disease at Jimma University Medical Center, Jimma Zone, Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia: A Hospital-Based Prospective Observational Study | 10/20/2019

… medication adherence, and frequent dosage changes may contribute to drug-related morbidity and MRPs [ 4 , 24 – 29 ]. Identifying MRPs is a major task which could be taken care of by a clinical pharmacist in coordination with other health care providers through medication reconciliation [ 30 – 33 ]. On the other hand, educational intervention at discharge and follow-up of patients by the clinical pharmacists may also prevent adverse events and can improve …

Adverse Drug Reactions

Drug-Related Problems and Associated Factors among Patients Admitted with Chronic Kidney Disease at Jimma University Medical Center, Jimma Zone, Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia: A Hospital-Based Prospective Observational Study | 10/20/2019

… of the seven types of MRPs. These include unnecessary drug therapy; need additional drug therapy, ineffective drug, dosage too low, adverse drug reactions (ADRs), dosage too high, and noncompliance [ 8 , 9 ]. Since MRPs are very … clinical pharmacist in coordination with other health care providers through medication reconciliation [ 30 – 33 ]. On the other hand, educational intervention at discharge and follow-up of patients by the clinical pharmacists may also prevent adverse …

Readmissions

Language, culture and preventable readmissions: pragmatic, intervention studies needed | BMJ | 10/18/2019

Preventable hospital readmissions are considered a marker of care quality. Readmissions burden patients and their families and are a significant driver of healthcare costs. 1 2 In the USA (where we are based), readmission penalties have resulted in an array of interventions, ranging from the relatively simple (eg, ensuring a timely follow-up appointment) to bundled interventions with multiple components (eg, medication reconciliation plus phone follow-up plus structured handoff …

Hospital Readmissions

Language, culture and preventable readmissions: pragmatic, intervention studies needed | BMJ | 10/18/2019

Preventable hospital readmissions are considered a marker of care quality. Readmissions burden patients and their families and are a significant driver of healthcare costs. 1 2 In the USA (where we are based), readmission penalties have resulted in an array of interventions, ranging from the relatively simple (eg, ensuring a timely follow-up appointment) to bundled interventions with multiple components (eg, medication reconciliation plus phone follow-up plus structured handoff …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Quality improvement in neurology: Mild cognitive impairment quality measurement set | 10/14/2019

… and have established a foundation upon which measures were able to be built. The workgroup recognized the role of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in encouraging … rate of 11%. After discussing internally, it is found that medication reconciliation practices vary. The team restructures its medication reconciliation practices, resulting in more uniform performance rates. Further progress is made by educating referring primary …

Behavioral Health

PAR announces stake in telepharmacy start-up RxLive | PR Newswire | 9/18/2019

… strong and compelling synergy between the two organizations on the business side—with the expanding role medications play in managing behavioral health conditions—but also on the cultural side with PAR’s entrenched service philosophy mirroring … organizations, payers, and employers, including pharmacogenomic testing and counseling, discharge medication reconciliation, advanced alternative payment model support, and employee medication services. About PAR, Inc. Founded in 1978, PAR (parinc.com) is a leading publisher of assessment …

ASHP

Pharmacists Play Key Role in Opioid Management | HealthIT Analytics | 7/9/2019

… medication reconciliation during transitions of care (29%), and prescription opioid takeback programs (22%). Dig Deeper Patient Safety at Risk as 52% of Adults Misuse Prescriptions, Opioids Published in the journal of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the study also showed that pharmacists are likely to be involved in clinical utilization review (57%), prescribing support (35%), and leadership and accountability (55%). Pharmacists play a key part in drug therapy …

Clinical Documentation

AZOVA™ Achieves Level 2 Capability for the Pharmacist eCare Plan | PRWeb | 6/18/2019

… goals for individuals needing care,” said Troy Trygstad, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Executi SALT LAKE CITY AZOVA’s Pharmacist eCare Plan enables standardized clinical documentation with true interoperability between physician electronic health record systems and pharmacy management systems … value-based care programs like pharmacogenomics consultations, on-demand e-medication reconciliation, opioid, diabetes and hypertension management. “It also helps to reduce drug abandonment rates and control chronic disease leading to a lift in patient …

Patient Management

AZOVA™ Achieves Level 2 Capability for the Pharmacist eCare Plan | PRWeb | 6/18/2019

… standardized clinical documentation with true interoperability between physician electronic health record systems and pharmacy management systems. This technology enables collaborative patient management between any patient and their healthcare provider, pharmacy or payer organization. The Pharmacist … value-based care programs like pharmacogenomics consultations, on-demand e-medication reconciliation, opioid, diabetes and hypertension management. “It also helps to reduce drug abandonment rates and control chronic disease leading to a lift in patient …

Cardinal Health

Hospital margins are thin: Here’s how the pharmacy can help | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/3/2020

… these types of systemwide initiatives is pharmacy, explained Michael Brown, RPh, vice president of managed services at Dublin, Ohio-based, Cardinal Health. “Getting pharmacy involved in the decision-making and the strategic planning for your … For example, getting pharmacists involved in discharge patient counseling or medication reconciliation has been found to boost HCAHPS scores and cut readmission rates. In some cases, hospitals we support saw their HCAHPS scores double after …

It’s time to bridge clinical and operational excellence — Here’s how to get there | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/11/2019

… this equilibrium, leaders are leveraging supply chain as a strategic asset. Becker’s Hospital Review recently spoke with two executives from Cardinal Health: Robert Rajalingam, senior vice president of strategic accounts and enterprise marketing, and Michael … We work with some facilities where the pharmacists’ duties include medication reconciliation and discharge planning with patients before they go home. Hospitals see a direct correlation between these activities and increased HCAHPS scores for medication …

UnitedHealth Group

Home Infusion Pharmacist - Chandler, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Chandler, AZ | 12/4/2019

… infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning, and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care … in the BriovaRx Specialty Infusion Services unit within OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group company. Primary Responsibilities: Reviews medication orders and evaluates appropriateness and completeness of orders with consideration given to the special needs and behaviors of …

Home Infusion Pharmacist Evening Shift Chandler, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Chandler, AZ | 11/22/2019

… infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning, and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care … in the BriovaRx Specialty Infusion Services unit within OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group company. Must be available to work an 8 hour shift between the hours of 10 am - 10 pm. Primary Responsibilities: Reviews medication orders …

UnitedHealth

Home Infusion Pharmacist - Chandler, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Chandler, AZ | 12/4/2019

… infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning, and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care … in the BriovaRx Specialty Infusion Services unit within OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group company. Primary Responsibilities: Reviews medication orders and evaluates appropriateness and completeness of orders with consideration given to the special needs and behaviors of …

Home Infusion Pharmacist Evening Shift Chandler, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Chandler, AZ | 11/22/2019

… infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning, and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care … in the BriovaRx Specialty Infusion Services unit within OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group company. Must be available to work an 8 hour shift between the hours of 10 am - 10 pm. Primary Responsibilities: Reviews medication orders …

OptumRx

Home Infusion Pharmacist - Chandler, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Chandler, AZ | 12/4/2019

Share Description Are you looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? OptumRx is creating an innovative approach to Specialty Home Infusion. Here you’ll find a professional culture … distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning, and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care and positive patient outcome. This is a dynamic work environment …

Home Infusion Pharmacist Evening Shift Chandler, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Chandler, AZ | 11/22/2019

Share Description Are you looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? OptumRx is creating an innovative approach to Specialty Home Infusion. Here you’ll find a professional culture … distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning, and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care and positive patient outcome. This is a dynamic work environment …

MedRec

Organisational context of hospitals that participated in a multi-site mentored medication reconciliation quality improvement project (MARQUIS2): a cross-sectional observational study | BMJ | 11/2/2019

… quality improvement research study using a national sample of a diverse group of hospitals who received mentored implementation of a medication reconciliation best practices toolkit. Contextual factors assessment using valid and reliable measurement tools. Observational … in more than 50% of hospitalised patients. 1 Medication reconciliation (MedRec) identifies and corrects UMDs by documenting, comparing and verifying patients’ medication lists across care transitions. 2 3 MedRec generally consists of several steps including …

Assessing the knowledge, perception and practices of physicians and pharmacists towards medication reconciliation in Kuwait governmental hospitals: a cross-sectional study | BMJ | 6/17/2019

Respondents (%) on duration a medication reconciliation process has been in place in your department/hospital MedRec practices Most participants (n=468/562; 83.3%) reported asking patients for a current list of medication on arrival in their service, significantly more physicians compared with pharmacists (n=339/351; 96.6% vs n=129/211; 61.1%; p 0.001) ( table 5 ). Interestingly, significantly more pharmacists rarely or never asked patients for a current list of medication (n=82/211 …

Optum

Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN/LPN Health Coach Coordinator WellMed San Antonio TX - UnitedHealth Group - San Antonio, TX | 11/1/2019

… about meaningful work, an important role and a career move that can transform your future. At WellMed, a part of OptumCare and the growing UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we focus on prevention and the … care conditions by performing: focused assessment of chronic care conditions medication reconciliation Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management Goal setting patient education using standardized, approved educational materials make referrals to appropriate agencies and resources Supports transition …

Solutions to PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

… pricing system to another.” The SCPC leader pointed out that the nation’s three major PBMs — CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx — control more than 80% of prescriptions dispensed in America, and that for patients … services, including specialized packaging, transportation and delivery, medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship and various other consulting services designed to minimize adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy complications, overuse of antibiotics and more generally improve patient …

Omnicell

Mercy Selects Omnicell to Automate and Digitize Medication Management | Malvern Daily Record | 10/17/2019

Omnicell, Inc. ( NASDAQ: OMCL ), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that Mercy, one of the top five U.S. health systems that serves Arkansas, Kansas … a key role in supporting patient care, through activities like medication reconciliation and discharge management,” said Jon Lakamp, vice president of pharmacy at Mercy. “We need to identify opportunities to shift our pharmacy staff’s time …

Mercy Selects Omnicell to Automate and Digitize Medication Management | BioSpace | 10/17/2019

… year, sole source agreement, Mercy will automate medication dispensing and storage in Central Pharmacy and streamline workflows in patient care. Omnicell is working with major health systems like Mercy as the company launches its vision … a key role in supporting patient care, through activities like medication reconciliation and discharge management,” said Jon Lakamp, vice president of pharmacy at Mercy. “We need to identify opportunities to shift our pharmacy staff’s time …

CVS Caremark

Solutions to PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

… from one part of the pricing system to another.” The SCPC leader pointed out that the nation’s three major PBMs — CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx — control more than 80% of prescriptions dispensed in … services, including specialized packaging, transportation and delivery, medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship and various other consulting services designed to minimize adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy complications, overuse of antibiotics and more generally improve patient …

Solutions To PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain - TheStreet | 10/17/2017

… from one part of the pricing system to another.” The SCPC leader pointed out that the nation’s three major PBMs — CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx — control more than 80% of prescriptions dispensed in … services, including specialized packaging, transportation and delivery, medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship and various other consulting services designed to minimize adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy complications, overuse of antibiotics and more generally improve patient …

Medical Center

Rural hospital improves meds reconciliation via AI automation into EHR | Healthcare IT News | 1/2/2020

… recaptured nursing productivity over 12 months. Further, 30-day readmission rate fell from 6.2% to 5.5%. 12:29 PM King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Like other hospital executives, leaders at King’s Daughters Medical Center … to an EHR. Both pharmacists and clinical staff responsible for medication reconciliation during the patient triage/intake process must manually sift through the sig data to create prescriptions, taking precious time away from patient care …

Leading Healthcare Organizations Win Surescripts White Coat Award For E-Prescription Accuracy | Health IT Outcomes | 10/28/2019

medication reconciliation . The Surescripts White Coat Award is based on data provided by Surescripts Sentinel ® , an automated system that monitors electronic prescriptions and delivers insights to pharmacists, prescribers and technology vendors. The following organizations were awarded the 2019 Surescripts White Coat Award: EHRs: athenahealth, Inc., MDLiveCare Inc., MEDENT Health Systems: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MidMichigan Health, Montage Health, Northeast Georgia Health System and University of California San Francisco Health Pharmacy …

Cheryl Lee

AZOVA™ Achieves Level 2 Capability for the Pharmacist eCare Plan | PRWeb | 6/18/2019

Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD, founder and CEO of AZOVA said “Capturing clinical data from services that were delivered directly from AZOVA’s Digital Health Platform and now making it available in real time to the payer is a new service that AZOVA provides. This enables CPESN® pharmacies to contract directly with payers to deliver value-based care programs like pharmacogenomics consultations, on-demand e-medication reconciliation, opioid, diabetes and hypertension management …

AZOVA™ Achieves Level 2 Capability for the Pharmacist eCare Plan | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/18/2019

Cheryl Lee Eberting , MD, founder and CEO of AZOVA said “Capturing clinical data from services that were delivered directly from AZOVA’s Digital Health Platform and now making it available in real time to the payer is a new service that AZOVA provides. This enables CPESN® pharmacies to contract directly with payers to deliver value-based care programs like pharmacogenomics consultations, on-demand e-medication reconciliation, opioid, diabetes and hypertension management …

Said Rosenbloom

Solutions to PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

… accurately identify the causes of problems and concerns, and will be unable to craft real and lasting solutions,” he continued. Said Rosenbloom: “The overall system is like a balloon – squeeze one area (e.g., DIR fees … services, including specialized packaging, transportation and delivery, medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship and various other consulting services designed to minimize adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy complications, overuse of antibiotics and more generally improve patient …

Solutions To PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain - TheStreet | 10/17/2017

… accurately identify the causes of problems and concerns, and will be unable to craft real and lasting solutions,” he continued. Said Rosenbloom: “The overall system is like a balloon - squeeze one area (e.g., DIR fees … services, including specialized packaging, transportation and delivery, medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship and various other consulting services designed to minimize adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy complications, overuse of antibiotics and more generally improve patient …