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Omnicare and McKesson expand agreement

Omnicare Inc. and McKesson Corporation have signed an expanded agreement to include the sourcing and distribution of branded, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals.

Evaluating your packaging strategy

Evaluating your packaging strategy

Making decisions to outsource nonsterile packaging to a reputable, trusted partner frees up internal resources to address sterile packaging needs.

The evolving role of the alternate site pharmacist

The evolving role of the alternate site pharmacist

As the Baby Boom generation continues to age and move through the healthcare system, there are approximately 10,000 people entering Medicare every day. Additionally, some estimates are that the number of people over 65 will increase by 50% by 2020. However, there is not a linear translation into an increase in the traditional nursing home beds. With patients demanding more options for care, there is an increased focus on treating patients in a variety of non-acute care settings.

Beer is new McKesson CFO

Beer is new McKesson CFO

McKesson Corporation has announced that James A. Beer will be the new executive vice president and chief financial officer starting Oct. 9.

Last day for the Tech Awards

Submissions to the second annual McKnight's Tech Awards are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

McKesson creates mobile pharmacy app

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McKesson announced a new mobile delivery app that captures payment and pharmacy signatures in a patient's home or bedside. The Mobile Delivery App was built for Apple iOS products and is free.

McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards accepting applications

Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards return for second year

McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards return for second year

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Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. The awards are open to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. Any technology-related initiative will be considered by the contest's independent judges.

Tech stars to be recognized

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Applications are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program.

Six tech vendors align to make health records more interoperable

A half dozen electronic health record vendors have formed a non-profit organization called the Commonwell Health Alliance. The organization's goal is to create a national infrastructure with common platforms and policies that allow medical records systems to work together — a task that has previously proven elusive.

Small improvements in process pay big dividends

Small improvements in process pay big dividends

It's often the case that delivering on a simple promise involves managing a lot of complexity. To that end, we continually revisit and re-evaluate our programs and processes, looking to improve the processes that help drive clinical and operational performance.

Savings abound when LTC administrators and pharmacists work together, experts stress

Savings abound when LTC administrators and pharmacists work together, experts stress

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As providers struggle to operate on increasingly thin margins, close collaboration between nursing home administrators and consultant pharmacists is becoming more important, industry experts said Tuesday.

Harborside Healthcare to pay $1.4 million settlement in kickback lawsuit

Harborside Healthcare has agreed to pay $1.375 million to the United States to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company received kickbacks through a durable medical equipment scam, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

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