Trade Journals and Provider Education
Outcomes™ Order Grouping addresses the challenges of traditional automated refill bundling
Outcomes empowers payers to address social determinants of health
Understanding and addressing SDOH is critical for improving the health and well-being of both individuals and communities. Healthcare organizations, payers and quality measurement organ
How to Interpret Kaplan-Meier Curves
Even so, statistics forms the backbone of evidence-based medicine. Because of this, having a good understanding of the most common statistical tests can help us provide the best care to our patients.
We previously looked at p-values, and here we’ll look at another commonly used statistical tool: Kaplan-Meier curves.
Leaving Your Healthcare Job? Here’s What to Consider Before You Quit
Switching jobs doesn’t come without risk, however. Another survey found that 14% of healthcare workers who quit during the Great Resignation of 2021 regretted the decision. The top reasons for feeling regret included realizing that their old job was better than they thought, encountering bad management at a new job, and finding out that the new job didn’t meet their expectations.
Understanding the Community Pharmacy Structure in France
We’ve covered the globe, exploring the practice of pharmacy in countries across continents, from Japan and Australia to Argentina and Finland. In this post, we’ll look at pharmacy practice in France, a country whose healthcare system was named the top in the world by the World Health Organization. Its healthcare system is often discussed in the U.S., especially in debates on healthcare reform.
International Best Practices: Medication Disposal in Finland
In an extension of this series, we’re exploring healthcare initiatives from other countries. And in this post, we’ll look at how Finland has successfully managed medication waste and disposal.
To help us better understand Finland’s practices for medication waste, we’ve interviewed Johanna Timonen, PhD, a university researcher and faculty member at the University of Eastern Finland School of Pharmacy.
Marketing Your Private Practice: Strategies to Get Started
But, with the right approach, it is still very possible to build an independent practice and enjoy the rewards that come with it. One important factor is having the right marketing strategy.
Assessing the True Risk of QT Prolongation
The most accurate way to diagnose long QT syndrome is by measuring the QT interval and correcting for heart rate, termed the QTc interval. Not much is known about the incidence of acquired long QT syndrome, but the prevalence of congenital cases has been estimated at 1 in 2,000 live births.
A Look at the History of Hazardous Drug Handling
Innovative Uses of Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Pharmacists and Providers
Here, we’ll look at how providers and pharmacists have come together to use collaborative practice agreements in a unique way. This has allowed them to reach more patients while also adding a revenue source to their practice.
Outcomes™ helps pharma keep patients on their glucose monitoring and antidiabetic therapy
Why Substandard and Counterfeit Medications Are a Danger to Global Public Health
Manufacturers must adhere to Current Good Manufacturing Practices. Also, systems are in place to issue and quickly communicate recalls to pharmacies and laws to protect the supply chain.
In other parts of the world, however, counterfeit and substandard medications remain a serious threat to the public’s health. Here, we'll explore the issue of substandard and counterfeit medications, what they are, and what is being done to address this global problem.
Fewer Students Are Enrolling in Pharmacy School. Here’s What the Downward Trend Means
Here, we’ll look at the decrease in pharmacy school applications and enrollment, as well as how admission requirements have changed over time.
A Global Look at Drug Pricing Models: How to Expand Access and Control Costs
However, other countries use a number of proven strategies to keep costs down and improve medication access, and these models could be implemented in the U.S.
Universal Flu Vaccine: What Healthcare Providers Should Know
Here, we’ll look at recent advances on the path to a universal flu vaccine, what still needs to be done, and who is working on developing this vaccine.
4 Types of Healthcare System Designs — and the Pros and Cons of Each
Because of the unique strategies different countries have developed, it can appear that each one has a completely different way of delivering healthcare. However, healthcare systems follow only a few different models, which countries, including the U.S., adapt to meet their citizens’ needs.
Exploring the Community Pharmacy Structure in Nigeria
We’ve covered the globe, exploring the practice of pharmacy in countries across continents, from Japan and Australia to Argentina and Finland. However, to date we’ve covered only two African countries: Malawi and Egypt. Here, we’ll expand on that by looking at community pharmacy practice in Nigeria.
How to Cut Down On E-waste in Healthcare
There isn’t a lot of information available on how much of the world’s e-waste is generated by healthcare facilities, but in 2021 the global medical equipment market was worth $149 billion, and all that equipment will eventually need to be replaced. It is critical, and central to the mission of healthcare organizations, to pave the way to a more sustainable future for electronics.
There are several things healthcare organizations can do to reduce their production of e-waste and move toward more sustainable use of electronics.
Working as a Pharmacist on a Tropical Island: How to Get Licensed in 4 Caribbean Destinations
In the first post in this series, we looked at how to take your pharmacist license overseas and work in Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., or Australia. Here, we’ll look at how to get licensed in four tropical island destinations: The Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and the Cayman Islands.
How Providers Can Address Medical Mistrust in the U.S.
Previously, we looked at the origins of medical mistrust, including events that shaped the attitudes and beliefs of a wide range of communities and created problems that persist to this day. In this post, we’ll examine ways the healthcare community can begin to address and rebuild trust in individual professions and in medicine as a whole.
Pharmacist Spotlight: Kevin Kim, PharmD, on Management Consulting
Here, we’ll look at how Dr. Kim discovered management consulting, the types of projects he works on, and his advice for other healthcare providers (HCPs) wanting to pursue this career path.
Excel for Pharmacists: How Dr. Evans Built a Data-Driven Career
Is There a Retail Pharmacist Shortage? Three Pharmacists Weigh In
So is there a pharmacist shortage? Here, we’ll dive into the job openings and demand situation for retail pharmacists.
To get a sense of what’s happening on the front lines, we interviewed Alex Barker, PharmD, founder of the Happy PharmD, and Ken O’Shea, PharmD, a pharmacist who has worked as a recruiter for a chain pharmacy. We also interviewed a district manager (DM) for a chain pharmacy who wished to remain anonymous.