Ohio streamlining pharmacist access to patient drug histories – ModernMedicine

Ohio is set to become the first state to link its prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) with electronic medical records already in existence. Gov. John Kasich recently announced that that the state will spend up to $ million to link the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) with electronic...
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'Choosing Wisely' showing mixed results – ModernMedicine

“Choosing Wisely,” a much-publicized initiative aimed at persuading patients and their healthcare providers to cut back on wasteful or ineffective medical procedures is achieving only mixed results, according to a new study. Piloted in 2009 and expanded in 2012 with financial backing from the ABIM Foundation, a nonprofit offshoot...
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FDA expands use of melanoma drug – ModernMedicine

FDA expanded the approved use of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to include a new use as adjuvant therapy for patients with stage III melanoma—lowering the risk that melanoma will return following surgery. Related: FDA approves new treatment for pancreatic cancer “ approval of Yervoy extends its use to patients who are...
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When does a simple IRA make sense for your practice? – ModernMedicine

The 401(k) plan is the overwhelmingly popular choice of retirement plan for most medical practices. It allows a salary deferral of $18,000 or $24,000 in 2015. However, in most practices and other businesses, this requires an employer contribution equivalent to 3% of compensation to allow a full deferral. As...
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Minnesota's cutting-edge innovation in medical research highlighted – Hometown Focus

Last week Senator Amy Klobuchar and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell highlighted the cuttingedge medical research underway in Minnesota during visits to the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Klobuchar and Burwell also hosted a roundtable discussion featuring medical experts from across...
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Telemedicine market to hit $2.8 billion by 2022 – FierceHealthIT

There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $ billion by 2022. Rising consumer demand for the tools will play large part in that growth, according to the report’s...
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The Growth Of The UK's Digital Healthcare Market – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

When we published our report on Connected Health�earlier this year we focussed predominately on how technology could improve peoples’ access and ability to self-manage, develop better communication and understanding between patients and healthcare professionals and help health and social care providers deliver safer, more efficient and cost-effective care. One...
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Post-cystoscopy urinary tract infection uncommon – ModernMedicine

Nashville, TN—Symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) is unlikely after office-based cystoscopy, although recent antibiotic exposure or hospitalization raise infection risk, according to a recent study. Have you read: Pre-op antibiotics sufficient to prevent UTI during stone Tx Understanding the risk factors for UTI after office-based cystoscopy and the causative pathogens...
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ASHP updates best practices guidance for pharmacists – ModernMedicine

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) offers updated guidance for pharmacists with the release of the ASHP Best Practices 2015-2016 book. Staff Pick: ASHP announces accreditation milestone of 2,000 residency programs This annual publication includes 28 new policy positions, five revised statements and guidelines, and two new guidelines...
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Is 'telemedicine' virtually identical to the examination room? – GCN.com

Is ‘telemedicine’ virtually identical to the examination room? By Michael Ollove Oct 29, 2015 This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Telemedicine has been praised as a cost-effective way to link doctors and patients, enabling physicians to monitor their medical conditions and consult...
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