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Tracey Walker
She is senior editor of Managed Healthcare Executive.
How health execs can partner with pharmacists to address opioids
Director of medication safety and quality for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists shares how providers can better work with pharmacists to address the opioid epidemic.
Four health programs successfully fight the opioid epidemic
Shocking opioid overdose statistics make it crucial to address the epidemic. Here are four programs to watch
Better coordination of care could save $1.5 billion annually
Continuity of care cuts Medicare costs
Bariatric surgery can help, but not cure, diabetes
Bariatric surgery can help, but not cure, diabetes
In the short term, gastric bypass surgery can profoundly improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
New nonprofit advocates models to manage specialty pharmacy
The specialty pharmacy market is currently fragmented with extreme variation in knowledge and education, patient care management, service, and outcomes.
Patients confused by drug labels
New standards released by the USP seek to reduce medication compliance issues.
Evidence shows certain drugs remain potent beyond expiration
Drugs remain potent long after the expiration date
Kaiser CEO to retire
George Halvorson led the decision to implement HealthConnect, an enterprise-wide EHR system.
Confusion over oral diabetes treatments increases costs
A substantial proportion of patients initiating an oral hypoglycemic drug do not receive the recommended therapy. The potential savings from improved adherence to the recommendations could top $420 million annually.
Safety information for children missing on many drug labels
Approximately half of drug labels don’t have information on the medication’s safety and proper dosing in children, revealing an overall lack of study of children’s drug therapies, according to a study from FDA researchers.