U.S. Pharmacist Medication Management Update
October 2018

Survey: Medication Reconciliation Improves Patient Safety
Physician leaders, including chief medical information officers, believe that patient safety issues such as adverse drug events are less likely to occur today compared with 5 years ago due to the enhanced use of medication reconciliation, according to the findings from a new survey from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. Read more.


Closing Safety Gaps Associated With Compounded IV Products
A report published in September 2018 in the Pharmacy Technology Report summarizes solutions that an increasing number of hospitals are adopting to ensure they that are providing patients with the most updated technology and greatest opportunity to experience safe parenteral medication administration. When considering the use of either a semi or fully automated IV compounding system, hospitals new to the automation process can learn from early adopters. Read more.

Effective Medication Synchronization Translates Into Better Outcomes
According to a study conducted in January 2018 and published in Health Affairs, investigators discovered that a medication-synchronization system that coordinated an alignment in prescription fill dates for Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions between 2001 and 2014 reduced the likelihood that the patients would forget to fill their prescriptions, resulting in improved health outcomes. Read more.

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