Pharmacy OneSource Blog

Balancing Technology and Teams to Successfully Navigate Drug Shortages and Prevent Patient Harm

Posted on 10/30/18 | Comments

Drug shortages are a continuing problem in the United States. Shortages can impact all aspects of the healthcare delivery system from patient safety and quality to financial operations and cost management. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) defines a drug shortage as “a supply issue that affects how the pharmacy prepares or dispenses a drug product or influences patient care when prescribers must use an alternative agent.”

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance

Five Ways to Improve Clinical Care and the Bottom Line

Posted on 06/06/18 | Comments

Use of clinical surveillance solutions has emerged in recent years as a proven best practice for delivering proactive, quality-focused care that drives tangible outcomes improvement. Hospitals are increasingly leveraging the streamlined, data-driven workflows powered by these solutions to elevate high-level initiatives geared at improving outcomes and lowering costs.

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Topics: Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Clinical Surveillance

Helping Hospitals Achieve a Top-of-License Approach to Infection Prevention

Posted on 08/16/17 | Comments

Sentri7 workflow enhancements streamline workflows, optimize clinical response

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance

Interactive Infographic: Optimize Your EMR Investment with Real-Time Clinical Surveillance

Posted on 06/21/17 | Comments

In the age of value-based reimbursement, driving quality patient outcomes means preventing adverse events. Yet many hospitals lack the staff resources to proactively address emerging patient issues, and many mid-size EMR systems lack sophisticated surveillance capabilities. Surveillance solutions can optimize the EMR to help minimize adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections, and all the downside that comes with them. Visit our interactive infographic to learn more:

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance

Aligning the Five Rights of Clinical Decision Support

Posted on 05/25/17 | Comments

Health IT adoption and implementation has moved at a rapid pace in recent years as hospitals and health systems have worked tirelessly to meet regulatory deadlines and position for value-based care. Clinical decision support (CDS) technology is a critical component of any health IT strategy aimed at elevating performance, and today’s hospitals and health systems increasingly depend on these tools to drive outcomes improvement, streamline workflows and standardize evidence-based practices.

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance

Spotlight on Clinical Surveillance: How Three Health Systems Are Unlocking the Power of Data

Posted on 05/23/17 | Comments

Healthcare organizations are increasingly leveraging the power of clinical surveillance systems to comply with state and federal mandates and optimize care delivery through more proactive identification and treatment of patient issues. Scalable clinical decision support (CDS) surveillance solutions, such as Sentri7®, are improving outcomes by addressing a wide range of clinical challenges faced by today’s hospitals and health systems. In fact, here’s a look at how three forward-looking groups are more effectively addressing high-level initiatives such as medication management, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship through these advanced, technology-enabled workflows.

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance, Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship

See you in Orlando at HIMSS 2017?

Posted on 02/14/17 | Comments

Value based programs and the future of reimbursement will be a primary focus at the 2017 HIMMS Annual Conference.  Clinical decision support (CDS) surveillance systems are a critical component of proactive, quality-driven healthcare and are becoming increasingly important for maximizing reimbursement payments under the new value-based care model.

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance

A Better Compliance Outlook

Posted on 01/26/17 | Comments

Wolters Kluwer Pharmacy OneSource solutions position healthcare organizations for regulatory success

Here at Wolters Kluwer, we are staying one step ahead of industry movements to prepare our customers for success amid fluid regulatory changes. As healthcare advances to improve the outlook on care delivery, executives are attempting to balance regulatory reporting and compliance mandates with limited resources and declining reimbursement.

Specifically, federal mandates introduced by U.S. Pharmacopeia and new accreditation requirements from the Joint Commission are tightening the belt on sterile compounding safety and antimicrobial stewardship. That’s why healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to our advanced Pharmacy OneSource safety and surveillance portfolios to ease transitions with national initiatives and position for success. Here’s a look at why.

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Topics: Sterile Compounding, Clinical Surveillance, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Sentri7 Achieves Highest Overall Performance Score for Surveillance Category in KLAS CDS Report

Posted on 12/14/16 | Comments

Our motto at Wolters Kluwer is "when you have to be right." As the healthcare industry continues its shift to value-based care, we recognize that the stakes for "getting it right" the first time are higher than ever for today’s stakeholders. That’s why our mission is focused on providing the most advanced clinical decision support infrastructures to empower today’s clinicians with the best guidance for optimal outcomes.

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance

ASHP Midyear 2016: Review Changing Antimicrobial Stewardship and Sterile Compounding Regulations

Posted on 11/29/16 | Comments

Evolving antimicrobial stewardship and sterile compounding regulations will be some of the most popular issues covered at this year’s ASHP Midyear Conference in Las Vegas from December 4 to 8.

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Topics: Clinical Surveillance, Sterile Compounding