Hospital/Health-System Pharmacy

How medical schools are responding to the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, up-and-coming physicians are seen as part of the solution. Here’s how medical schools are changing their training programs.
How to approach value in oncologyAn eye-opening study by Precision for Value assesses cancer value frameworks.
PCMHs thrive with use of pop health technologyBy using a patient-centered, physician-led model of care, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan lowers recidivism and healthcare costs.
Top 3 factors in biosimilar coverageAn Avalere study has interesting findings about payer acceptance of biosimilars.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissionsNationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, strokeA new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdoseTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help.
Insulin treatment persistence varies among payersA study from Walgreens provides a benchmark of basal insulin treatment persistence across different payers in the United States.
How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.