RFID Technology Speeds Medication Replenishment, Reduces Med Errors January 31, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has started using radio frequency identification to increase efficiency and speed when restocking drug trays. New Study Evaluates the Quality of Medical Apps November 14, 2016 By Valerie DeBenedette A team of researchers in Singapore set out to create a quality assessment tool that can be used to evaluate mobile apps that target medication-related problems. Efficiency and security drive medication management system upgrade October 10, 2016 By Anthony Vecchione Trying to enhance medication management across a continuum of care in a multi-facility hospital IT environment is no easy task. Health information technology in the community pharmacy Local HIE, regional EHR, interoperability all over the place -- get your pharmacy ready. They're practically here. Who should own healthcare apps? There are more than 165,000 health- and wellness-related apps for iOS, but overall engagement remains low outside the top 10. To best benefit users, who should be responsible for health and wellness apps—employers, healthcare insurers or individual consumers? It depends. Remote monitoring of diabetics: Applications and reimbursement June 18, 2016 By Karen Appold Here’s how remote monitoring works to improve diabetic patient care, and a look at whether payers are paying for it. Effective patient messaging drives higher value healthcare June 10, 2016 By Robert Oscar Medication non-adherence is a growing issue for patients, physicians and health plans. Here’s one effective solution. Walgreens partners with MHA in mental health offering A new mental health platform on the Walgreens website will offer consumers free online screening tools and links to providers of followup care. Connected therapy management takes MTM digital The universal connectivity of everything in healthcare — “the internet of medical things” — is here Walgreens, Qualcomm, United Healthcare partner through data exchange Everyone profits, including patients, who get paid almost $1,500 in HSA credits for their data — if they do as they are told.