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Software companies tackle medication management

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Vital Software and Creative Strategies have partnered to integrate and market their technologies for shared assisted living provider clients.

Guardian Pharmacy Atlanta grows base by 75% with new acquisition

March 23, 2017  |  BusinessWire

Guardian Pharmacy continues its growth spurt as the Atlanta arm of the Guardian group acquires Georgia-based Collier's Personal Care Pharmacy.

Decoding the mixed messages about psychiatric care in SNFs

March 22, 2017  |  Richard Thompson, MD

What should SNFs do when CMS’s 5-star guidelines for antipsychotic medication use don’t agree with SOM guidelines?

Top 10 patient safety concerns for 2017: ECRI Institute

March 16, 2017  |  ECRI Institute

Electronic Health Record information management tops the list of this year's key patient safety issues across all healthcare sectors, but assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are directly involved in three other items on the list.

A new attempt to manage multiple chronic conditions

March 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Federal agencies have partnered to offer chronic care management for Medicare beneficiaries and their providers.

Retrofitting medicine tackle boxes

March 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

statDISPENSE aims to create a safe, affordable automated padlock for dispensing emergency medication kits.

PharMerica targets assisted living

February 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The long-term care pharmacy services provider is positioning itself to capture the growing opportunities in the assisted living sector.

Pharmacogenomics: Advancing medication management in long-term care

February 28, 2017  |  Don Rule

By Don Rule, CEO, Translational Software

Older adults are at increased risk of adverse drug events, but would medication treatments that are tailored to each person’s genetic makeup help reduce dangerous side-effects and interactions in long-term...

Pharmacy school to offer palliative care certificate

February 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy added curriculum on palliative care to train pharmacy students for end-of-life care, a rising need and visible void in the workforce.

Cannabis use highest among senior population

February 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new report has found the use of cannabis has nearly tripled since 2000, but little research has been conducted to show reliable, representative information about usage and attitudes among older adults.

One-on-one with…Jeff Stamps, RPh

February 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Our Q&A with Jeff Stamps, CEO of Remedi, explores the future of LTC pharmacy and how pharmacy services can help SNFs comply with documentation and care planning.

Mobile app helps manage medication adherence for Parkinson’s

January 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The daily smartphone log improves engagement for symptom maintenance and dosage tracking, notes a British NHS study.


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