Health System News

Ascension honored for enhancing medication safetyThe St Louis-based company received the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Cheers Award.
Generics and biosimilars, key to Trump drug price concernsIf pharma is “getting away with murder” with drug pricing, more generic and biosimilars can help control costs, says this group.
Study shows benefits of a centralized pharmacy-led prior authorization processPharmacy-led interventions in prior authorization processing resulted in a statistically significant benefit in improving time to PA approval, time to first fill, and time too pick-up.
Efficiency and security drive medication management system upgradeTrying to enhance medication management across a continuum of care in a multi-facility hospital IT environment is no easy task.
Drug expenditure data help pharmacists plan aheadA recent report projects an 11% to 13% increase in total drug expenditures in hospitals and health systems in 2016.
Health-system pharmacists embrace medication standardization campaignCompletion of Phase I of ASHP’s Standardize 4 Safety initiative is fast approaching.
ASPs vs. microbial resistance: Pharmacists lead the chargeThe Pew Charitable Trusts took a look at antibiotic stewardship programs in 10 U.S. health systems. Here's the result.