From Our Advisory Board

Managing Medication Nonadherence: Test Your Star Ratings Preparedness

November 11, 2015

Star ratings consist of a five-point scale and evaluate healthcare performance based on outcome, patient experience, access, and process measurements.

Invasive Meningococcal Disease: A Review for Clinicians

August 04, 2015

The evolution of vaccines to protect against invasive meningococcal infection has finally allowed availability and potential to protect against each of the five major serogroups.

One Potential Solution for a Future Physician Shortage

July 21, 2015

Over the years, pharmacists' involvement in the health care team has evolved to encompass more than just dispensing medications.

Discontinuing Drug Therapy in Patients With Limited Life Expectancy

May 19, 2015

The randomized clinical trial "Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness" evaluates a timely and important topic.

Why It's Important to Ask Patients About OTC Use

May 05, 2015

Concomitant use of over-the-counter medications without proper guidance by a health care provider and complete understanding of potential risks by patients could potentially result in increased drug interactions, unwanted side effects, and worsening of conditions.

Have You Recommended a Pertussis Booster Recently?

March 19, 2015

Despite excellent DTaP coverage rates in children and Tdap coverage rates in adolescents, survey data suggest that only about 17% of adults have ever received a Tdap booster dose.

Contraceptive Implants as a First-Line Choice for Teenage Girls

January 07, 2015

Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provided one of the boldest examples of a shift to evidence-based, cost-effective practice by recommending long-acting contraceptive devices as the first-line form of birth control for teenage girls.

Managing Patients Using the New Hypertension Guidelines

November 11, 2014

The following case studies and questions have been prepared using the 2014 Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (JNC 8).

Clinicians Should Discuss Herbal Supplements with Their Patients

October 06, 2014

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches have become popular options for disease state management and prevention by patients.

Patient Portals- A Method for Further Engaging Your Patients

September 09, 2014

Patients are increasingly assuming responsibility for understanding their healthcare information and they are using patient portals to access content and documents regarding their health care.