Moments in Pharmacy – Elizabeth Lam

As part of our Moments in Pharmacy blog series, we are proud to feature Elizabeth Lam, Pharm.D., a Transitional Leader with CompleteRx. Q. What does being a pharmacist mean to you? I want to provide the best possible patient care at all times. It’s also important to set a good example to my colleagues so […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Danielle Crowley

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we created a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Danielle Crowley, PharmD, RPh, and Clinical Operations Pharmacist at Hogan Regional Center in Danvers MA. […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Jamie Moline

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we created a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Jamie Moline, PharmD and Director of Pharmacy at Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc WI. Name […]

Pharmacy can address CEO’s top concerns

For the last 10 years, the Healthcare Executive Group has asked its members what they see as the coming year’s primary opportunities, challenges and issues. Many of these concerns cover areas where pharmacy leaders can and should play a strategic role in hospital operations. Known as the HCEG Top 10, the group’s members responded with […]

Tracking the value of pharmacy interventions

Results from a study recently released by the Veteran’s Administration offers a roadmap for hospital pharmacists looking to explain their value to their administration. Beginning in 2012, VA pharmacists began recording their patient interactions for their most common interventions in the health system’s electronic health records (EHR) using a pharmacist-specific template. These encounters were most […]

Better results reported when pharmacists take lead role in medication management

Hospitals across the U.S. are reporting better patient outcomes and lower drug spends when they give pharmacists greater control over medication management, according to recent research. A variety of medication management techniques are driving this change, especially collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) agreements. These agreements allow pharmacists to act in a variety of ways to […]

Focus on Excellence: How CompleteRx uses the Baldrige Framework to Drive Quality Improvement—Video

In this video, CompleteRx leaders discuss the Malcolm Baldrige journey—the strategic pursuit of quality improvement and the framework for success.

7 Benefits to Outsourcing Your Hospital Pharmacy

Hospital leaders sometimes avoid the idea of outsourcing their pharmacy for fear they’ll lose control of this important segment of their operation or alienate valued pharmacy staff. Often, pharmacy is the second largest cost center in a hospital’s operations, so the concern is understandable. It is vital hospitals optimize their pharmacy operations amid ever-changing regulations, […]

Antibiotics: Here’s What We Can Do to Preserve Their Power

The misuse of antibiotics in inpatient and outpatient settings creates a dangerous situation for all Americans. Already, approximately 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with bacteria resistant to all known antibiotic treatments and 23,000 of them die each year. Why are antibiotics failing us? Largely, it’s because of inappropriate or unnecessary use. More […]

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 […]