• Pharmacy
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Navigating the laboratory’s macro- and microeconomic environment
Amid a macroenvironment of inflation and rising healthcare costs, healthcare leaders should carefully assess these microeconomic trends as part of their hospital-based laboratory decision-making throughout 2024 and beyond.
  • Pharmacy
Drug Shortage Stewardship: Calls to Action for the Interconnected Supply Chain
While the supply chain may feel complex, the good news is that there are still methods — like Drug Shortage Stewardship — that can be implemented to mitigate drug shortages.
  • Pharmacy
  • Supply Chain
The Source of Truth: A Pharmacy Buyer’s Drug Shortage List
Drug shortages and their management have become a major focus of pharmacy staff within hospitals and health systems, which is why maintaining an institution-specific drug shortage list may be critical.
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical
Does a Maternal RSV Vaccine Make Sense? It May Be Too Early to Tell.
Stacy Lauderdale, Vizient AVP, and John Shoen, senior clinical manager, discuss two potential approaches to preventing RSV in pediatrics expected to receive FDA decisions this year.
  • Pharmacy
2022: The Year of Novel Specialty Drug Approvals
Specialty pharmaceuticals have exploded into the modern healthcare scene, and with one-third of growth stemming from hospital or health system-owned specialty pharmacies, awareness of specialty drug approvals and the pipeline is increasingly important.
  • Pharmacy
Semaglutide: Weighing the Pros and Cons for Use in Pediatrics
Between news headlines and social media influencers raving about their weight loss, it appears semaglutide may be the miracle weight loss drug the world’s been waiting for. But should the healthcare community be so eager to adopt its use in pediatrics?
  • Pharmacy
Launching Your Own Home Infusion and Ambulatory Infusion Suite? Here’s What to Consider
Steve Kennedy offers five questions about start up and operational considerations healthcare organizations should ask before launching their own home infusion and ambulatory infusion suite.
  • Pharmacy
The Domino Effect: Pharmacy Technician Staffing Challenges
The challenges around hiring and retaining quality pharmacy technicians in the workforce today is a fast-growing issue. And the solution is clear.
  • Pharmacy
Defining the ‘Special’ in Specialty Pharmacy
Given the incredible amounts of time and money invested in the specialty pharmacy market, it is important for key stakeholders to understand what medications are classified as specialty.
  • Pharmacy
Biosimilars are The Same, Yet Different, and That May Impact Utilization
Come Jan. 31, Humira (adalimumab) will lose its exclusivity, opening the door for the eight approved adalimumab biosimilars to come to market by the end of 2023, which makes now a great time to discuss the differences between these biosimilar products.
  • Pharmacy
What’s all the Excitement over Home Infusion and Alternate Site of Care?
The administration of infused drugs in the outpatient setting has traditionally been provided to patients in hospital-based and provider-based outpatient centers.
  • Pharmacy
Five Tips for a Successful Pharmacy Resident Recruiting Season
With the pharmacy resident recruiting season right around the corner, Tony Huke provides five tips to help you choose the best candidates for your program.
  • Pharmacy
The One Thing You Need to Know about Drug Shortage Stewardship
Drug Shortage Stewardship, a new concept that proposes a demand-side national approach, could be another tools to use when faced with the ever-present challenge of drug shortages.
  • Pharmacy
Insights Learned from the Biosimilars Survey: Q&A with Steven Lucio
Biosimilars are a hot topic in pharmacy right now, but will they really have an impact on the pharmaceutical industry? Senior Principal of Pharmacy Solutions Steven Lucio answers this question and more.
  • Pharmacy
New Changes in Cardiology Could Affect Your Clinical Operations and Spend – Here’s How
There have been many pharmaceutical changes in the cardiology service line in the past year – here’s what they are and why.
  • Pharmacy
Summer Is Here: BBQ, Fun in the Sun and… Tetanus?
Some of the activities we enjoy so much during the summer can also put us at an increased risk of contracting tetanus. That’s why it’s important to be sure your tetanus vaccine is up to date.
  • Pharmacy
Monkeypox: What Is It and Should I Be Concerned?
Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency. Here are some of the facts you should know.
  • Pharmacy
Vacation Vaccinations: What You Should Know Before You Go Abroad
After more than two years of grappling with a global pandemic, Americans are transitioning back into society with more and more people returning to work.
  • Pharmacy
Checking In on Checkpoint Inhibitors and Your Oncology Spend
Four strategies tohelp manage the increased indicated uses and expenses for checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy that blocks checkpoint proteins and helps stop the spread of cancer.
  • Pharmacy
Is Your Hospital Interested in Joining the Specialty Pharmacy Trend? Here are Five Things to Consider
Specialty pharmaceuticals continue to dominate drug approvals and purchasing. And while many hospitals operate a specialty pharmacy, there’s still room for growth. Here’s five questions to ask when considering if a specialty pharmacy is right for your hosp...
  • Pharmacy
Caution: Flu Season Ahead! What You Need to Know for the 2021-22 Influenza Season and Getting Vaccinated
As we move into the 2021–22 influenza season with a surge in COVID-19, vaccination against both viruses will be critical. Despite a good track record for flu vaccines, we can and must do better. As a health care provider, you have a unique opportunity to l...
  • Pharmacy
Third Dose or Booster? Depends on Vaccine Versions and Variants
Now that the federal government is recommending that many COVID-vaccinated Americans receive booster shots starting this fall, it’s important to know what a “booster” is and how it differs from a “third dose”. As information is being reported in the media ...
  • Pharmacy
Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy is Alive and Enhancing an Integrated Patient Experience
Mark Twain once said, “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” And throughout history, that statement was misquoted many times by those wanting to embellish a misjudged outcome. Given recent news reports of the closing of some hospital retail pharmaci...
  • Pharmacy
You’ve Been Hit: How a Downtime Plan for Your Health System Pharmacy Can Support Continuity of Care While Offline
Cyberattacks are at an all-time high, with health care consistently in the top five industries targeted by cyber criminals. Because health system pharmacies rely heavily on networks, software and electronic processes, they have wide exposure to these cyber...