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Hospital Pharmacist Staff Use Robotic Medication Transport System To Reduce Delivery Time and Costs, Enhance Nurse Efficiency and Satisfaction 9/10/2014
Pharmacist staff use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units, resulting in faster and more reliable medication delivery, lower costs, fewer lost medications, and increased nurse efficiency.
Updated Policy System Gives Authorized Users Access to Interstate Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Assisting Them in Identifying Cases of Potential Misuse 9/10/2014
A data exchange platform links individual State prescription-monitoring programs, helping authorized prescribers and pharmacists identify patients who appear to be crossing State lines to obtain drugs for potential personal misuse or illegal activity.
Updated Transition Home Program Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients 9/10/2014
The Transition Home program incorporates a number of components to ensure patients a safe transition to home or another health care setting, leading to fewer readmissions.
Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers 9/10/2014
An asthma clinic located within the emergency department of a children’s hospital provides education, nonurgent medical care, referrals to primary care providers, and followup support to low-income, inner-city children and teenagers, leading to improvements in self-management behaviors, fewer acute asthma episodes, and better quality of life.
Care Process Algorithms Improve Continuation of Beta Blockers During Perioperative Period 8/27/2014
Clinicians follow algorithms that lay out a standardized process for ensuring that surgical inpatients and outpatients receive beta blockers as appropriate, leading to near universal compliance with recommended therapy.
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High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know 8/27/2014
This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.
Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs 8/27/2014
This fact sheet provides 11 tips to help patients remember to take their blood pressure medications.
Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over: Audit Support 8/13/2014
This tool can be used in all health care settings to conduct a self-assessment of compliance with guideline recommendations for chronic asthma treatment.
Payment Adjustments Tool For eHealth Programs 7/16/2014
This interactive tool helps practitioners determine their payment adjustments and reimbursements for each of the Medicare incentive programs.
AIDSinfo Drug Database 6/18/2014
The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly use to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.