Drug & Medical Supply Shortages Continue: What You Can Do

Hospitals across the U.S. continue to struggle with shortages of medications and medical supplies due to limited supplies coming out of hurricane-damaged manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico. First, supplies of small saline IV bags, empty bags and plastic tubing are insufficient, forcing pharmacists to find alternate ways to dilute drugs before administering intravenous solutions. Now, […]

Going Beyond the Rx – Massachusetts State Office of Pharmacy Services

In this blog series, we feature pharmacy team members who go beyond the call of duty to provide the best possible care to patients and to serve their communities through contributions of time, expertise and passion for all things pharmacy. Today, we feature the CompleteRx project team working with the Massachusetts State Office of Pharmacy […]

News Recap: Financial challenges roil healthcare industry

It’s an uncertain time for the healthcare industry. A host of factors, from regulatory changes to technological advances to Amazon, are shaking up the industry and some experts predict a wave of mergers and bankruptcies in 2018. The New York Times reported recently on the proposed merger of several health insurance companies that are partnering […]

News Recap: Hospitals File Suit to Stop CMS Changes to 340B Reimbursements

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its intent to reduce Medicare payments for hospital outpatient drugs under the 340B Drug Pricing Program. In response, the American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the CMS from enacting the cuts. […]

CompleteRx Company Update: October 2017

No matter what time of year, we know that pharmacy plays a vital role in healthcare and the patient care experience. To honor and thank our employees for all their hard work and dedication, we celebrated National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week and National Pharmacy Technician Day in mid-October. Here at CompleteRx, we made strategic planning […]

News Recap: Operational Reform Needed to Achieve Cost-Cutting Goals

A recent survey by Kauffman, Hall & Associates revealed that few hospitals are making the operational changes necessary to achieve long-lasting cost reductions, despite the need for action. Featuring executives at 150 hospitals and health systems, participants included 30 percent from a health system with 10 or more hospitals, 26 percent from a stand-alone hospital, […]

Going Beyond the Rx – Driscoll Children’s Hospital

In this blog series, we’re featuring pharmacy team members who go beyond their call of duty at the hospital to provide the best possible care to patients and serve their communities through contributions of time, expertise and passion for all things pharmacy. Today, we feature the entire pharmacy team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Jessy Varkey […]

Celebrating National Pharmacist Month and National Pharmacy Week 2017

For this year’s National Pharmacy Week and National Pharmacist Month, we all have much to reflect upon. The recent string of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria stretched hospital pharmacies to the limit across many states. There’s nothing like a combination of power outages, floods and high winds to stress test our people and our processes. […]

Detailed Pharmacy Benchmarks Help Improve Patient Care, Profitability

Efficient operation of a hospital’s pharmacy department can contribute significantly to improved patient care and a hospital’s overall profitability. But, are you using the right benchmarks to judge your pharmacy’s performance? Pharmacy financial performance is often assessed year-over-year, which is a good place to start. Much can be learned by tracking and judging total existing […]

CompleteRx Company Update: September 2017

We deeply appreciate the concern and well wishes expressed by our clients and strategic partners during Hurricane Harvey.  CompleteRx’s business continuity plan allowed for uninterrupted operations throughout the storm and its aftermath.  We are incredibly proud of our employees, hospital partners and the entire Houston community. In an emergency and in day-to-day normal operations, it’s […]