Medication Management

LeadingAge's CAST releases medication management tools

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies release new tools last week to help long-term care providers identify the best medication management product.

A very tangled web

A very tangled web

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Medication management is as much art as science in a patient's final days, and that can present multifaceted caregiving challenges for hospice providers

Capsa Solutions acquires Kirby Lester, LLC

Medication management company Capsa Solutions has announced the acquisition of Kirby Lester, LLC, of Lake Forest, IL.

How to do it ... medication management

Proper and effective medication management of controlled substances can save your facility thousands of dollars in needless waste and diversion. Most solutions are, figuratively speaking, right under your nose if you know where and how to look. Learn how to protect this valued asset, as well as your staff and residents.

SureCare RX opens new facility in Washington

SureCare RX, an independent pharmacy for long-term care facilities, is opening a new facility in Camas, WA, on April 15.

3 strategies for improved medication management communications in SNFs

3 strategies for improved medication management communications in SNFs

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One area where many SNFs have room to improve is medication management. Optimizing medication management services during care transitions will position SNFs as high-value partners in the preferred referral networks of hospitals and health systems.

Feature: Prescribing Unity

Feature: Prescribing Unity

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Assembling a well-coordinated medication management team requires solid communication, collaboration and convergence of clinical professionals

Providers embracing technology bring in honors in second Tech Awards program

Providers embracing technology bring in honors in second Tech Awards program

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The second annual McKnight's Long-Term Care News Excellence in Technology Awards begged the question: How can you compare to last year's storied winners?

Mobile devices help reduce medication errors in nursing homes, doctors say

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Using mobile devices as part of medication management reduces the number of adverse drug events in nursing homes, according to a survey of physicians.

How to do it... medication management

The proliferation of managed care is introducing a host of new challenges for long-term care providers. Pressures have never been greater to increase quality and lower costs. Successful strategies entail excellent drug utilization and avoiding undue waste. Experts advise here how to do it best.

Medication reminder based on game theory

Medication reminder based on game theory

Mango Health is using game mechanics to get people to be more conscientious about taking their meds. The firm has released an app that does just that. Users simply enter their medications or supplements, timing, and doses. The app has an in-game currency users can earn by taking medications on time.

I couldn't live without ... Omnicell's G4 medication management system

I couldn't live without ... Omnicell's G4 medication management system

Using Omnicell's G4 medication management system has made staff more efficient at Falling Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, says Director of Nursing Alma Cullers.

Medi-Dose/EPS expands line of ShrinkSafe Bands

Medi-Dose/EPS expands line of ShrinkSafe Bands

Medi-Dose/EPS has widened its popular line of ShrinkSafe Bands to include five new sizes. All are imprinted with "Sealed for your protection." The bands can be easily applied to items with various sizes, according to the manufacturer.

Rapid (Rx) transit

Rapid (Rx) transit

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Time is a valuable and limited resource in long-term care. Caregivers often scramble to meet the varying needs of their residents and struggle to balance those duties against equally time-consuming regulatory requirements.

Omnicell launches G4 Unity platform

Omnicell Inc. recently unveiled its Omnicell G4 Unity platform. The new option features a single, shared medication database that connects all G4 Unity solutions to enable complete medication and supply tracking from the controlled substance vault to medication and supply cabinets, the OR and to the bedside.

Omnicell acquires MTS Medication Technologies

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Omnicell has completed the acquisition of MTS Medication Technologies Inc., a leader in medication adherence packaging systems. Omnicell can better integrate medication management across that broader spectrum of care, according to a company statement. MTS's medication management equipment, software and consumables are used by institutional pharmacy providers to supply long-term care and non-acute care facilities with single-dose, 30-day blister card medication packages to help nurses adhere to prescribed orders.

Top geriatric medicine professionals gather at ASCP's annual conference

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' 2011 annual meeting and exhibition will take place Wednesday through next Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center. Kicking off the event will be a keynote presentation by Bill Thomas, M.D., founder of the Eden Alternative® and the Green House Project®. On Friday, renowned researcher Howard Friedman, Ph.D., will present "Findings from the Longevity Project: Discoveries for Health and Long Life from an Eight-Decade Study." Numerous educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities also will take place, as top senior care medication professionals gather to learn from one another.

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