E-prescriptions

Pharmacy refill data helps providers detect medication non-adherence

reprint A combination of provider reports and pharmacy refill data offer the highest sensitivity for identifying and predicting medication non-adherence. According to Johns Hopkins researchers, a study of 87 adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease, researchers evaluated five adherence measures—provider reports, patient reports, caregiver reports, electronic medication monitoring Czytaj więcej…

E-prescriptions

Survey: One-third of clinicians say e-prescribing systems give incorrect warnings

reprint Electronic prescribing systems send physicians automated warnings when a potential problem with a prescription is detected. Yet, the accuracy of these decision support algorithms is being questioned. A new survey of members of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology finds that one-third of those surveyed believe their e-prescribing system Czytaj więcej…

Data sharing

Questions swirl on the utility of current PDMP role in opioid crisis

reprint As the healthcare industry continues to look for solutions to the opioid epidemic, the tools providers are increasingly leveraging are state-run prescription drug monitoring programs—electronic databases meant to track controlled substance prescriptions by flagging suspicious patient prescribing activities. The good news, according to proponents, is that physician use of Czytaj więcej…