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Patient Safety Awareness Week: A Spotlight on the Role of the Pharmacist

More than 20 years since the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, patient safety remains a major concern across the industry. Medical errors cost about $20 billion per year annually. And the cost is more than financial; errors can cause prolonged illness, permanent disability

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The Baldrige Framework: CompleteRx’s Journey Toward Performance Excellence

In healthcare today, change is the only constant. With evolving reimbursement, emerging new technologies, an aging workforce and a rise in consumerism, a culture of continuous improvement is imperative to evolve and thrive. And building a culture of improvement starts with developing a strategy that involves measuring, improving and adapting. That’s why CompleteRx began its

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Black History Month

Black History Month: Recognizing Trailblazing Pharmacists

As Black History Month draws to a close, CompleteRx remembers Anna Louise James, who became, in 1908, the first African American woman to graduate from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in New York. The daughter of a Virginia plantation slave, James served patients from her pharmacy in Connecticut for more than five decades. Over the

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HHS Advisory Opinion on Contract Pharmacies Offers Hope for 340B Programs

A new advisory opinion from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) clarifies that 340B hospitals are entitled to buy covered outpatient drugs at the discounted price, even if they use contract pharmacies to distribute the drugs to patients. In the advisory opinion released on Dec. 30, 2020, HHS states that the requirement to

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2021 PHARMACY TRENDS

4 Pharmacy Trends to Watch in 2021

COVID-19 redefined healthcare last year, as hospitals quickly adapted to care for critically ill patients, meet high demand for ICU beds and deal with workforce shortages. Although better days are on the horizon with the availability of the first COVID-19 vaccines, the public health crisis isn’t over yet. We recently sat down with Mark Brown,

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pharmacy and coronavirus

A Dose of Hope: Hospitals Begin Vaccinating Frontline Workers

Hospitals across the country received their initial allotments of the FDA-approved Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last week. For weeks, hospitals and healthcare workers have been preparing tirelessly for this moment. Those preparations included acquiring adequate freezer space, devising a prioritization plan for vaccinating employees, and training staff to administer the shots. CompleteRx has supported pharmacy and

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3 in 5 Episode 4: FASB Standard Leases (Topic 842): What Hospital Executives Should Know Part 2

For more information watch part one here. Please note since recording this episode, FASB has issued an update allowing for non-public business entities to elect to defer implementation of this accounting standard – Leases (Topic 842) until fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. More information regarding the effective dates can be found here. This

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