Pharmacy

Battling Extreme Drug Price Increases

Top of mind for nearly every hospital or health system CFO is the roughly 10% annual increase in the cost of pharmaceuticals. Many of these healthcare executives might be surprised to learn that the main reason isn’t due to new novel therapeutics, but rather to older medicines with extraordinary price increases. These drug manufacturers are Read More >

Leading and Navigating Change with Team Charters

Part of the “Project Management Essentials” series by Susan Bisol, Director Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” A project goes through a number of phases characterized by a distinct set Read More >

The Smart Approach to Smart Technology: 3 Tips for Implementation

By Don Martin Introducing integrated smart infusion pump technology management into the clinical environment to drive medication safety measures is a strong step toward achieving – and sustaining – patient safety and quality outcomes. In our case study “The Smart Approach to Smart Technology”, we discussed our collaboration with one of the nation’s largest non-for-profit Read More >

340B Program Omnibus Guidance: Definition of a Qualified Patient

By Scott Drugan, Pharm.D. The Health Resources and Services Administration released its 340B Program Omnibus Guidance on August 27, 2015, which was published in the Federal Register on August 28, 2015. This 90-page document contains the most comprehensive set of clarifications that have been proposed since the initiation of the act in 1992. This white Read More >

Novia Strategies announces corporate partnership with 340B Health

Partnership with 340B Health introduces Novia Strategies’ Pharmacy services to 1,000 member hospitals Press Release: August 31, 2015 POWAY, Calif. — Novia Strategies, Inc. proudly announces its Corporate Partnership with 340B Health, the nation’s leading advocate and resource for providers who serve their communities through participation in 340B. “340B Health leads the industry in its representation Read More >