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Keeping Patients Safe: Diflucan versus Diflunisal

Posted by Pat daCosta, PharmD, RPh - Senior Product Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services on October 23, 2014

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Automation plays an ever-growing role in patient safety by helping eliminate human error as drug inventories continue to expand. In August of this year, a prescription error was prevented when an adult patient’s prescription was fulfilled with diflunisal instead of diflucan, the intended prescription.

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Medication Safety Technology Helps Prevent Acetaminophen Overdosing, Provides Pharmacies with other Safeguards

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As one of the most commonly used drugs in the U.S., acetaminophen serves as an active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. It’s also one of the easiest to overdose considering that a patient has unfettered access to OTC versions. While acetaminophen’s OTC status lulls many patients into believing it’s nearly harmless, taking four grams in a 24-hour period has been linked over and over again to liver injury.

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Symptoms: Fatigue, bleary eyes, lost voice, and sore feet. Diagnosis: A productive HIMSS 2014.

Posted by Pat daCosta, PharmD, RPh - Senior Product Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services on March 3, 2014

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From the absolutely enormous exhibit hall to the wide variety of talks available during the conference, last week’s HIMSS provided a wealth of information and stimulation for new ideas.

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Leveraging HIMSS 2014 to Connect the Dots in Healthcare Transformation

Posted by Pat daCosta, PharmD, RPh - Senior Product Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services on February 20, 2014

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For many organizations, HIMSS planning starts at the close of the previous year’s event —presentation submissions must be coordinated, vendors begin booth and marketing planning. For leaders of hospitals and health systems planning to attend HIMSS14, the anticipation of the pending annual event is probably just beginning to build. As a leader in your healthcare organization, how are you preparing to get the most out of HIMSS14?

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Big Data in Healthcare – Obstacle or Opportunity?

Posted by Anuj Dhingra - Director, Product Management, Enterprise Intelligence, McKesson Connected Care & Analytics on January 14, 2014

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These days, the topic of big data in healthcare is all the rage in healthcare IT conferences, not to mention in boardrooms across the country. But what does big data really mean? What are its applications? And is there truly ROI in big data projects? Let’s start by addressing a few basic questions.

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HIMSS12: Educational Sessions, Floor Exhibits, Parties . . .Where to Begin!

Posted by Marchell Gillis - Digital PR Manager on February 17, 2012

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The annual HIMSS conference each year provides an opportunity for RelayHealth to see our current customers and to reach out to potential new customers in an educational and fun setting. 

We’re excited about the educational sessions at HIMSS12 and invite you to register and attend the RelayHealth-sponsored Leading from the Future Conference on Thursday and Friday.  The Leading from the Future Conference offers an array of educational sessions focused on the patient and discussing topics from engagement to cost control to coordinated care. 

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