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2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction nominations now open

Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program, sponsored by PointClickCare and PharMerica. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living will recognize female leaders in long-term care and seniors housing who have made a powerful impact on their residents and colleagues. The program debuted in 2019, and…

OptumRx to pick up Diplomat Pharmacy services

UnitedHealth Group’s Optum is acquiring Diplomat Pharmacy in a $300 million deal, officials for both companies announced Monday. Diplomat, a provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services, had been struggling to compete with larger pharmacy benefits companies and saw its stock value drop 57% since the start of the year. UnitedHealth Group will fold Diplomat…

PatientPing adds to workflow suite

PatientPing has added two new products to its enterprise care collaboration suite ahead of a new e-notification stipulation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation. “Callouts” enables providers, ACOs and health plans to share important member information with point-of-care providers on multiple EHRs through a single digital channel. This integration helps…

Netsmart takes top post-acute honors for fifth year

Healthcare software company Netsmart was recognized as the No. 1 post-acute technology platform by Black Book Research for the fifth year in a row. The Black Book survey conducted earlier this year polled nearly 1,450 healthcare providers about client experience and customer satisfaction among more than 20 healthcare technology vendors serving the post-acute community. “Year…

RxRevu, Cerner integrate pricing and EHR info

RxRevu, an independent provider of integrated prescription cost transparency solutions, has reached an agreement with Cerner Corporation to integrate its pharmacy and patient pricing services into the electronic health record. The goal is to help providers choose the most cost-effective medication for patients. RxRevu’s SwiftRx Direct allows healthcare providers to see medication cost information in…

SLIB coordinates double SNF deal

Senior Living Investment Brokerage recently facilitated the sale of two Tennessee skilled nursing communities with a total of 176 beds. The transaction involved Mt. Pleasant Health & Rehab Center (with 72 skilled beds, and Pleasantwood Apartments, with 30 independent living units) in Mount Pleasant, TN, and Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center (with 104 skilled beds…

Mail order pharmacy accreditation now available

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care is launching a mail order pharmacy accreditation service with standards that meet the specific needs of pharmacies that want to highlight their dedication to a higher level of patient care and safety. Pharmacies that undergo this accreditation demonstrate compliance with standards that address pharmacy licensure, shipping methodology, patient and…
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