Building the social media connection

While the evolving EHR communication channel is mostly in the control of health systems that adopt a certain vendor, system-wide, individual doctors can—and do—connect online via social-media networks set up for their profession. One of the leaders in this regard […]

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Healthy Advice Networks is now PatientPoint

Earlier this year, Healthy Advice Networks (Cincinnati, OH) acquired PatientPoint, a business that had developed an “electronic check-in” system for patients to use when visiting the doctor’s office (and which now runs on the Apple iPad platform). Now, in something […]

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To 3PL or go it alone, that is the question

To go with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or to go it alone—for many manufacturers, that is a tough question they find themselves grappling with every day. While the decision to outsource warehousing, logistics, transportation and order-to-cash management functions may […]

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Another go at medication adherence

Autumn brought a flurry of reports and news announcements about medication adherence. CVS Caremark sponsored a survey among pharmacists, and the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council issued a compilation of clinical research on the topic, among others. The subject has been […]

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The power of visualization in patient education

Fig. 1. Multisensory (seeing, hearing, touching) practice pen for patient self-injection In today’s healthcare industry, much of the focus on physician and patient outreach is on the use of new online media, interactive-tablet or smartphone displays, and similar digitally driven […]

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Analyzing drug-pricing mechanisms

Fig. 1. PAC vs. AWP for Tracking Actual Acquisition Cost In the mid-1990s, Gold Standard, a drug information publisher, launched Clinical Pharmacology to fill a need in pharmacies for reliable and affordable drug reference information, easy to use at the […]

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