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Electromedical Modalities in Pain Management 3/19/2014

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Behavioral Health Management: Opportunities for Intervention With Health Information Technologies 11/15/2013

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Evaluating HCP Utilization of Mobile Applications to Obtain Medical Information 9/18/2013

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Community Pharmacies Meet Mobile Technologies: A Whole New World of Opportunity 8/20/2013

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Technology Support for Pain Management: e-Prescribing Controlled Substances 6/21/2013

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HIT and Behavioral Health: The Challenges of Data Exchange and Privacy 12/19/2012

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Computerized Clinical Decision Support and Drug Interaction Databases 3/20/2012

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Increase in Prescription Drug Abuse Related to Internet Access 6/20/2011

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Benefits of e-Health Technologies Remain Unproven 2/18/2011

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Revised Standards for Electronic Health Records 8/19/2010

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The Internet as a Drug Information Resource 2/8/2010

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Time for an e-Mail Reality Check 9/21/2009

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Malaria Test Kit 8/20/2009

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Technology Is a Double-Edged Sword 8/20/2009

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Novel Device for Medication Management 6/18/2009

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Reducing Medication Errors Using Technological Innovations 3/18/2009

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Medical Innovations, Inc., Unveils New Medical Waste Disposal System 11/18/2008

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Omron Healthcare Introduces New Blood Pressure and Pedometer Drivers Built on Microsoft HealthVault 9/18/2008

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ScriptPro Systems Serve Community Clinic and Renowned Middle East Hospital 9/18/2008

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Medical Innovations, Inc., Unveils New Medical Waste Disposal System 9/18/2008

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Enabling Medication Therapy Management 9/18/2008

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A Boost to E-prescribing 8/19/2008

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Universal Health Services Selects Pharmacy OneSource’s Amplifi and Quantifi 8/19/2008

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One of Nation’s Largest Pharmacy Benefits Managers Selects IdentiPHI Enterprise Biometric Software for Network Security Upgrade 7/18/2008

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Kirby Lester KL16 Prescription Dispensing System Complements Robotic Processing 6/19/2008

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Picaso System to Support Pharmaceutical Company's Improvement Initiative 4/18/2008

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Pharmacy & Technology 10/18/2007

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AutoCool Controls Access to Refrigerated Medications 6/20/2007

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The Human Side of Pharmacy 3/21/2007

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Pharmacy and Technology 2/20/2007

When Kelly Selby graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University 's pharmacy program in 1981, 75% of his time was spent on basic operational chores.