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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185142/initial-and-long-term-impact-of-a-multi-disciplinary-task-force-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ming Y Lim, Joyce Foster, Angela Rourk, Charles S Greenberg
Many medical centers are faced with a major challenge in making an accurate diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and ensuring appropriate changes in management strategy in line with guideline recommendations. We report the initial and long-term impact and challenges of institution-wide changes in the diagnosis and management of HIT in the inpatient setting at an academic medical center. We established a HIT Task Force, consisting of a multidisciplinary team of non-malignant hematologists, nursing, pharmacist, pathology, blood bank and clinical lab informatics...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083967/how-stakeholder-assessment-of-e-prescribing-can-help-determine-incentives-to-facilitate-management-of-care-a-delphi-study
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Paul R DeMuro, Joan Ash, Blackford Middleton, Justin Fletcher, Cecelia J Madison
BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted on the quality, benefits, costs, and financial considerations associated with health information technology (HIT), particularly informatics technologies such as e-prescribing, from the perspective of all of its stakeholders. OBJECTIVES: To (a) identify the stakeholders involved in e-prescribing and (b) identify and rank order the positives and negatives of e-prescribing from the perspective of stakeholders in order to create a framework for payers, integrated delivery systems, policymakers and legislators, and those who influence public policy to assist them in the development of incentives and payment mechanisms that result in the better management of care...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035964/medication-safety-programs-in-primary-care-a-scoping-review
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Hanan Khalil, Monica Shahid, Libby Roughead
BACKGROUND: Medication safety plays an essential role in all healthcare organizations; improving this area is paramount to quality and safety of any wider healthcare program. While several medication safety programs in the hospital setting have been described and the associated impact on patient safety evaluated, no systematic reviews have described the impact of medication safety programs in the primary care setting. A preliminary search of the literature demonstrated that no systematic reviews, meta-analysis or scoping reviews have reported on medication safety programs in primary care; instead they have focused on specific interventions such as medication reconciliation or computerized physician order entry...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017994/utilizing-consumer-health-informatics-to-support-management-of-hypertension-by-clinical-pharmacists-in-primary-care-study-protocol
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Lorraine R Buis, Dana N Roberson, Reema Kadri, Nicole G Rockey, Melissa A Plegue, Hae Mi Choe, Caroline R Richardson
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is a major public health concern in the United States given its wide prevalence, high cost, and poor rates of control. Multiple strategies to counter this growing epidemic have been studied, and home blood pressure (BP) monitoring, mobile health (mHealth) interventions, and referrals to clinical pharmacists for BP management have all shown potential to be effective intervention strategies. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to establish feasibility and acceptability of BPTrack, a clinical pharmacist-led mHealth intervention that aims to improve BP control by supporting home BP monitoring and medication adherence among patients with uncontrolled HTN...
October 10, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970618/a-team-case-based-examination-and-its-impact-on-student-performance-in-a-patient-safety-and-informatics-course
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Robert D Beckett, Kierstan Etheridge, Teresa DeLellis
Objective. To describe the redesigned assessment plan for a patient safety and informatics course and assess student pharmacist performance and perceptions. Methods. The final examination of a patient safety course was redesigned from traditional multiple choice and short answer to team-based, open-ended, and case-based. Faculty for each class session developed higher level activities, focused on developing key skills or attitudes deemed essential for practice, for a progressive patient case consisting of nine activities...
August 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539104/development-of-collaborative-drug-therapy-management-and-clinical-pharmacy-services-in-an-outpatient-psychiatric-clinic
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Ashley Tewksbury, Kevin M Bozymski, Laura Ruekert, Cheen Lum, Elizabeth Cunningham, Frank Covington
Collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) is a written agreement that allows a pharmacist to initiate, modify, or continue pharmacotherapies under a physician's scope of practice. While available literature pertaining to cardiometabolic and respiratory CDTM services is growing, publications are sparse in psychiatry, particularly outside Veterans Health Administration medical centers. A descriptive study was undertaken to demonstrate how a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist would begin organizing a protocol for clinical pharmacy services at an outpatient, community treatment center for mental health and substance abuse disorders...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478747/creation-of-a-virtual-antidotes-network-between-pharmacy-departments-of-catalan-hospitals
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Raquel Aguilar-Salmerón, Edurne Fernández de Gamarra-Martínez, Milagros García-Peláez, Antoni Broto-Sumalla, Lidia Martínez-Sánchez, Santiago Nogué-Xarau
Objetive: To design a virtual antidote network between hospitals that could help to locate on-line those hospitals that stocked those antidotes with the highest difficulty in terms of availability, and ensured that the medication was loaned in case of necessity. METHODS: The application was developed by four hospital pharmacists and two clinical toxicologists with the support of a Healthcare Informatics Consultant Company. RESULTS: The antidotes network in Catalonia, Spain, was launched in July 2015...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379326/an-automated-pharmacist-driven-initiative-improves-quality-of-care-for-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Eric Wenzler, Fei Wang, Debra A Goff, Beth Prier, John Mellett, Julie E Mangino, Karri A Bauer
Background: Infectious diseases (ID) consultation and antimicrobial stewardship intervention have been shown to improve the management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). As the workload of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) continues to increase, ASPs must find a way to maximize the efficiency of the program while optimizing patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of incorporating health informatics into the management of SAB via a pharmacist-driven initiative...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336760/analysis-of-variations-in-the-display-of-drug-names-in-computerized-prescriber-order-entry-systems
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Arbor J L Quist, Thu-Trang T Hickman, Mary G Amato, Lynn A Volk, Alejandra Salazar, Alexandra Robertson, Adam Wright, David W Bates, Shobha Phansalkar, Bruce L Lambert, Gordon D Schiff
PURPOSE: The variations in how drug names are displayed in computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems were analyzed to determine their contribution to potential medication errors. METHODS: A diverse set of 10 inpatient and outpatient CPOE system vendors and self-developed CPOE systems in 6 U.S. healthcare institutions was evaluated. A team of pharmacists, physicians, patient-safety experts, and informatics experts created a CPOE assessment tool to standardize the assessment of CPOE features across the systems studied...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274984/development-of-a-postgraduate-year-2-pharmacy-residency-in-clinical-pharmacogenetics
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Cyrine E Haidar, James M Hoffman, Roseann S Gammal, Mary V Relling, Kristine R Crews
PURPOSE: The structure and development of an innovative, ASHP-accredited postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) clinical pharmacogenetics residency program are described. SUMMARY: A 12-month PGY2 clinical pharmacogenetics residency was created at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in accordance with the ASHP standards for advanced practice residencies. The purpose of this 12-month residency program is to prepare pharmacy residents to implement pharmacogenetics in clinical practice...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754135/os-26-04-targeting-care-gaps-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-quality-improvement-project-utilizing-emr-hypertension-dashboards-and-a-chronic-disease-coordinator
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Daniel Ngui, Michael J H Qiu, Michael Mann
OBJECTIVE: In order to address the systematic and practice management issues associated with managing hypertension, we undertook a quality improvement project at a multi-physician clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We piloted an evidence-based electronic medical record (EMR) hypertension management dashboard based on the 2014 Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) guideline recommendations. Since June 1, 2015, our chronic disease coordinator utilized our EMR HTN Dashboard to generate patient recalls, create physician reminders and to enhance internal clinic referrals to provide 1:1 patient hypertension self-management education by physicians and our clinical pharmacist team...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752295/observations-illustrating-the-use-of-health-informatics-to-link-public-health-immunization-registries-and-pharmacies-to-increase-adult-immunization-rates-and-improve-population-health-outcomes
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Michael Popovich, Brandy Altstadter, Lara Hargraves Popovich
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act encourages health information exchange between clinical care and public health through Meaningful Use measures. Meaningful Use specifically identifies objectives to support a number of public health programs including immunizations, cancer registries, syndromic surveillance, and disease case reports. The objective is to improve public and population health. Stage 2 of Meaningful Use focused on compliance to sending of information to public health...
2016: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687973/measuring-time-utilization-of-pharmacists-in-the-birmingham-free-clinic-dispensary
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Arielle M Fisher, Michael Q Ding, Harry Hochheiser, Gerald P Douglas
BACKGROUND: Free and charitable clinics are a critical part of America's healthcare safety net. Although informatics tools have the potential to mitigate many of the organizational and service-related challenges facing these clinics, little research attention has been paid to the workflows and potential impact of electronic systems in these settings. In previous work, we performed a qualitative investigation at a free clinic dispensary to identify workflow challenges that may be alleviated through introduction of informatics interventions...
September 29, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643062/os-26-04-targeting-care-gaps-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-quality-improvement-project-utilizing-emr-hypertension-dashboards-and-a-chronic-disease-coordinator
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Daniel Ngui, Michael J H Qiu, Michael Mann
OBJECTIVE: In order to address the systematic and practice management issues associated with managing hypertension, we undertook a quality improvement project at a multi-physician clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We piloted an evidence-based electronic medical record (EMR) hypertension management dashboard based on the 2014 Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) guideline recommendations. Since June 1, 2015, our chronic disease coordinator utilized our EMR HTN Dashboard to generate patient recalls, create physician reminders and to enhance internal clinic referrals to provide 1:1 patient hypertension self-management education by physicians and our clinical pharmacist team...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573334/skills-and-knowledge-of-informatics-and-training-needs-of-hospital-pharmacists-in-thailand-a-self-assessment-survey
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Teeraporn Chonsilapawit, Suang Rungpragayphan
OBJECTIVE: Because hospital pharmacists have to deal with large amounts of health information and advanced information technology in practice, they must possess adequate skills and knowledge of informatics to operate efficiently. However, most current pharmacy curricula in Thailand barely address the principles and skills concerned with informatics, and Thai pharmacists usually acquire computer literacy and informatics skills through personal-interest training and self-study. In this study, we aimed to assess the skills and knowledge of informatics and the training needs of hospital pharmacists in Thailand, in order to improve curricular and professional development...
October 2016: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525164/pharmacy-information-systems-in-teaching-hospitals-a-multi-dimensional-evaluation-study
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Alireza Kazemi, Reza Rabiei, Hamid Moghaddasi, Ghasem Deimazar
OBJECTIVES: In hospitals, the pharmacy information system (PIS) is usually a sub-system of the hospital information system (HIS). The PIS supports the distribution and management of drugs, shows drug and medical device inventory, and facilitates preparing needed reports. In this study, pharmacy information systems implemented in general teaching hospitals affiliated to medical universities in Tehran (Iran) were evaluated using a multi-dimensional tool. METHODS: This was an evaluation study conducted in 2015...
July 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27126672/-clinical-pharmacist-influence-at-hospital-to-prevent-overdosed-prescription-of-acetaminophen
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F Viguier, C Roessle, L Zerhouni, A Rouleau, C Benmelouka, A Chevallier, F Chast, O Conort
OBJECTIVES: The recommended daily dose of acetaminophen is limited to 60mg/kg/day with a maximum of 3g daily dose in adults weighing less than 50kg or in patients undergoing certain risk factors. This study aimed at assessing the fulfillment of those recommendations and the possible impact on the liver dysfunction at supra-therapeutic doses of acetaminophen. METHODS: This study was performed one day in 9 services. Patients characteristics, acetaminophen dose, daily dose administered, physiopathological aspects, markers of liver damage were collected...
November 2016: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27121611/development-and-implementation-of-a-multitiered-health-informatics-curriculum-in-a-college-of-pharmacy
#18
Elizabeth A Breeden, Kevin A Clauson
Standards requiring education in informatics in pharmacy curricula were introduced in the last 10 years by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Mirroring difficulties faced by other health professions educators, implementation of these requirements remains fragmented and somewhat limited across colleges of pharmacy in the US. Clinical practice and workforce metrics underline a pronounced need for clinicians with varying competencies in health informatics. In response to these challenges, a multitiered health informatics curriculum was developed and implemented at a college of pharmacy in the Southeast...
July 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26953286/ashp-statement-on-the-pharmacist-s-role-in-clinical-informatics
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March 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26941441/a-veterinary-comparative-counseling-elective-featuring-web-based-student-created-client-information-sheets
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Jennifer C Miller, Inder Sehgal
OBJECTIVE: To design and implement a course in Companion Animal Comparative Counseling that would expose students (N=38) to essential elements of veterinary therapeutics and provide them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge by writing and posting client information sheets (CIS) on an open web site. DESIGN: The elective course was limited to companion animals. Nine different topics were covered over the semester. Class sessions included a didactic component, trivia questions, and field trips...
February 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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