Linking EHRs with medication cabinets for improved safety (healthcareitnews.com) Increasingly hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between electronic health records and automated dispensing cabinets, or ADCs. In addition to eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, linking them helps to reduce medication errors at the point-of-care.
Bayshore Community Hospital Earns Second ACR Accreditation (meridianhealth.com) Bayshore Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). An MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to create cross sectional pictures of the body to highlight disease or injury to parts of the body.
CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees (cms.gov) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to modernize Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations to update the programs’ rules and strengthen the delivery of quality care for beneficiaries. This proposed rule is the first major update to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade.
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NJ establishes first state-certified behavior health home agency (njbiz.com) CarePlus NJ in Paramus announced Wednesday that it is the first state-certified agency in Bergen County to establish a “behavioral health home, a new model of integrated primary care for individuals with severe mental illnesses.”