Kevin Jones, RPh, MBA | VP of Pharmacy Services The 54th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas last month. The meeting motto “Bigger and Brighter” was very appropriate for the largest gathering of health system pharmacists,

Since our founding, we’ve been helping hospitals ensure 24/7 prospective medication order review, primarily during nights and weekends when many pharmacies were closed. Over time, we’ve seen our clients start to utilize our services in very creative ways. Some are more obvious, such as covering for an extended leave of absence, but others may surprise you.

As a telepharmacy client, you may not have thought much about our system integrating with your EHR. You already know that we built our software to help us manage fax and scanned orders as well as CPOE orders from a single source, and that our processes are patient-centric vs. med order driven. 

Interoperability in healthcare has been a buzzword at HIMSS for over a decade. Recognizing it will take collaboration between providers, payers, and vendors to accomplish this, seven hospital associations recently called for these stakeholders to unite in working to improve the ability to securely share patient information. 

Controlling hospital budgets is challenging. Most hospitals have had efficiency drives in place for years, meaning that the easy cuts have already been made. However, drug and labor costs continue to rise and reimbursements simply can’t keep up. This leaves hospital administrators wondering where they