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2013-10-22 16:23:15

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As oncology treatments become more personalized and complex, the role of the hematology/oncology pharmacist has expanded and become more comprehensive. Recognizing that there is a significant disconnect in how hematology/oncology pharmacists are perceived by the public and, even other healthcare providers, and the crucial contributions they make to the cancer care team, the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA) developed a...

2013-09-26 13:03:22

Special themed issue of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Limited health literacy can lead to difficulties in patients' self-care activities such as taking prescribed medications. Since a considerable amount of health information changes hands in the pharmacy setting, research by pharmacists into evaluating which tools are effective in practice can make a valuable contribution to goals set by the 2010 US National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and lead to improvements...

2013-09-25 12:28:22

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PipelineRx, a leading medication management services and technology company focused on clinical telepharmacy, announces expansion into ten new states. Centered around its proprietary private cloud telepharmacy technology platform, PipelineRx states that in addition to adding over 25 new customers in the first half of 2013, the Company has begun providing service to acute and specialty hospitals in Alaska, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey,...

2013-08-27 23:01:33

Denise Schoenberger, a clinical pharmacist at Pathways Home Health & Hospice, was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for Excellence in Healthcare for her role in establishing the Pharmacist Assisted Transition Home (PATH) program. PATH is an innovative medication management program where a pharmacist makes house calls as part of a home health nursing team that provides patient care from hospital to home. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Denise Schoenberger, a clinical...

2013-07-03 23:17:49

91% of pharmacists more confident giving heart health advice following international training program to help improve success rates of cardiovascular patients reaching therapeutic targets. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Research shows patients are visiting their pharmacists up to five times more frequently than their physicians making the pharmacist’s role increasingly important in addressing the now world-wide pandemic of cardiovascular disease. At a June medical communications...

2013-06-21 23:19:53

Eileen Wood, RPh, MBA, discusses how pharmacists, health plans and health systems can collaborate in the changing world of health care. Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 When health plans and health systems work together, they can improve patient outcomes, provide quality care and control costs. With programs such as Medication Therapy Management (MTM), pharmacists play an ever-expanding role in this partnership. Eileen F. Wood, RPh, MBA, vice president, pharmacy and health quality...

2013-05-21 08:28:06

LEESBURG, Va., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announces today the publication of a white paper entitled Personalized Pharmacist Care: Healing America's Post-Reform Health Care System. The white paper highlights an unprecedented solution for improving patient health, reducing costs, and seeks public engagement to avert strains on the health care system. Personalized Pharmacist Care refers to a range of...

2013-05-13 13:13:39

As hospitals look for ways to improve patient satisfaction and boost their Medicare reimbursement, a Henry Ford Hospital study found that an inpatient pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service (PDAS) might be an unexpected opportunity. In a survey of 689 patients who received inpatient anticoagulant therapy, patient satisfaction increased significantly using the PDAS compared to patients' reviews of their care in a previous pharmacy model. Key findings: -Overall satisfaction with...

2013-05-02 23:04:43

MedScripts Medical Pharmacy team expands to better provide a personal touch and reduce the stress of investigating insurance benefits for physician offices. Hurricane, WV (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 MedScripts Medical Pharmacy, a community pharmacy with multiple locations, is excited to announce the hiring of two additional pharmacy veterans: Jennifer Johnson as the Regional Account Director and Andy Johnson as the new General Manager. Together, these new MedScripts team members will reduce the...

2013-04-09 08:30:51

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Thrifty White Pharmacy and OutcomesMTM(TM) also partnered in the project to provide comprehensive medication management services in North Dakota ST. PAUL, Minn., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation recently awarded North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, N.D., and its partners, Prime Therapeutics (Prime), Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), Thrifty White Pharmacy and...