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  • I really enjoy getting the ASHP Daily Briefing, and today's edition (Friday the 13 th !)  contained a summary of a Fierce Healthcare  article regarding a Leapfrog assessment of bar code medication administration.  According to this article, Leapfrog ...

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  • Commentary on Medication Management During Transitions of Care. Electronic health records and health information exchanges are providing a multitude of new data sources to share patient information. However, similar to other sources of data such ...

  • What if you could ask your favorite voice-activated device these questions: “How many Adverse Drug Events (ADE) were associated with warfarin vs. Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) in our organization? … How do our ADEs compare with the national ...

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  • The intent of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 and the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan was to stimulate the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in order to improve patient outcomes.  One report ...

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of overdose deaths in 2016 involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) was 5 times higher than in 1999. From 2000 to 2016, more than 600,000 people died from ...

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  • National Health IT Week is October 2-6, 2017

    Join ASHP as we partner in celebration of National Health IT Week 2017 to highlight the value of Health IT and the essential role of health information technology in transforming healthcare in the United States. 

    National Health IT Week 2017 will demonstrate the value of health IT in the following areas: 
    • Supporting Healthcare Transformation
    • Expanding Access to High Quality Care
    • Increasing Economic Opportunity
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