3 out of 4 Hospital Leaders say Inaccurate, Incomplete Medication History Data is a Big Concern

June 28, 2017

Hospital executives believe that applying a multidisciplinary effort will improve their medication reconciliation process, according to a recent study by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Foundation on behalf of DrFirst. Yet, despite their efforts to engage multiple departments, 3 out of 4 respondents still worry that medication history data is incomplete and/or inaccurate.

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5 Signs Your Hospital is Ready for Electronic Medication Reconciliation

August 5, 2015

The Joint Commission requires hospitals to conduct medication reconciliation for each patient at the time of admission into a facility, at each transition of care, and at discharge, in order to accurately and completely reconcile medications across the continuum of care.

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Don’t Get Caught Looking the Other Way on Secure Texting

October 25, 2013

When it comes to selecting secure texting and email services, our industry has been highly focused on fear of security and privacy violations. Meeting HIPAA requirements is critically important, but it is just the baseline in selecting the right secure communication and collaboration tools for clinical environments.

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About the Author

Brad Block General Manager, Hospital Markets

As the general manager of the Hospital Business Unit within DrFirst, Mr. Block oversees a wide spectrum of products and services that serve the hospital space. Mr. Block joined DrFirst in early 2013 with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. His diverse background includes playing key roles in the provider setting as CIO, practice leader, and sales executive, and in the vendor setting as a vice president. As an active participant in the healthcare technology realm, serving on advisory boards and as faculty in healthcare related conferences across the nation, Mr. Block has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Prior to joining DrFirst, he served as the VP of consulting services at NextGen Healthcare Information Systems for close to 3 years, and was also the chief information officer for Doylestown Hospital for 11 years.