Pharmacy OneSource Blog

Evolving Opportunities: Defining the Pharmacist’s Role in Quality Improvement

Posted on 11/08/17 | Comments

Healthcare stakeholders have long recognized that quality improvement is a shared mission across the healthcare continuum. Greater collaboration around best practices and unified efforts to raise the bar on performance are foundational to success within the fee-for-value climate.

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

Prioritizing the Role of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist

Posted on 01/31/17 | Comments

The growth of resistant bacteria negatively impacts over 2 million individuals in the U.S. annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and decreased pharmaceutical drug development exacerbates the problem. As these trends continue, the role of the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist becomes increasingly more important.

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Topics: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Clinical Pharmacy

Noosh Letter: Medication-Safety Technologies and Beating the Clock

Posted on 11/23/16 | Comments

I’ve been thinking about medication-safety technologies and beating the clock.

Sixty years ago, I enjoyed the popular ABC black-and-white television game show Beat the Clock. "America's number one clock watcher" and host, Bud Collyer, gave contestants simple, fun assignments. On one episode, a lady had to balance a dinner plate on a pencil for fifteen seconds—before the clock “beat her.” On another, a guy had to tie a necktie in under a minute. Hey, there wasn’t much to do back then. Television programming has come a long way.

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

Video: Empowering Pharmacists to Improve Care Quality and Safety While Reducing Costs at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Posted on 09/07/16 | Comments

Pharmacists at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital used Sentri7 to help address their pharmacy initiatives. Using Sentri7 helped the pharmacy improve patient care while reducing costs. Find out how in this video:

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

Webinar Preview - Departmental Excellence: Undiscovered Opportunities and Metrics in Pharmacy

Posted on 08/10/16 | Comments

With the increasing pressure on healthcare facilities to improve outcomes, pharmacy departments need to be efficient in managing their processes and streamlining their approaches to solving problems.

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

2016 ASHP Summer Meeting Preview

Posted on 06/01/16 | Comments

We are happy to attend this year’s American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. On June 11-15, ASHP – which has for 70 years supported pharmacists within ambulatory environments – is gathering some of the biggest innovators in the world of healthcare to give pharmacists insights into the latest solutions supporting and impacting the profession.

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

The Noosh Letter: Effective (and Defective) E-mails

Posted on 03/25/16 | Comments

I’ve been thinking about effective (and defective) e-mails.

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

The Noosh Letter: Robots, Dogs, Sci-Fi, and Intravenous Drugs

Posted on 01/08/16 | Comments

I’ve been thinking about robots, dogs, sci-fi, and the intravenous drugs hospitals are pushing into patients’ veins.

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

Calculating Creatinine Clearance: A Survey Summary

Posted on 12/16/15 | Comments

 

Clinical pharmacy interventions not only provide better patient care, but also can provide significant cost savings for the pharmacy. One of the most common interventions are renal dosing adjustments. Have you ever wondered how others are calculating creatinine clearance?

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy

ASHP Midyear 2015: Show Preview

Posted on 12/01/15 | Comments

 

Are you attending the 50th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in New Orleans during December 6-10? If so, stop by Wolters Kluwer Booth #1439 to meet the Pharmacy OneSource team!

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacy