Pharmacy OneSource Releases Poll Results for First Quarter 2007
April 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsBellevue, WA — Pharmacy OneSource, Inc., software as a service provider to more than 1,000 hospitals in the United States, today released the results of its exclusive on-line polls for the first quarter of 2007. Poll highlights include that nearly 64% of pharmacy professionals still have work to do in getting compliant with USP Chapter 797, and 46% of pharmacy professionals often suffer from ‘information overload’ at work.
The full results of each poll from January - March 2007 are listed below. Media sources are encouraged to utilize these poll results and attribution to PharmacyOneSource.com is requested.
Where do you get your drug information?
Free on PharmacyOneSource.com 17.9%
Other free online source 16.1%
Paid online source 37.5%
What kind of strategies for antimicrobial stewardship does your facility use?
Prospective audit with intervention and feedback 52.2%
Formulary restriction and pre-auths 56.5%
Guidelines and clinical pathways 60.9%
Antimicrobial cycling 0%
Parenteral to oral conversion 73.9%
Streamlining or de-escalation of therapy 30.4%
How far along is your facility in being USP 797 compliant?
We are fully compliant. 14.8%
We still have a little work to do. 32.8%
We still have a lot of work to do. 31.1%
We have an action plan. 9.8%
What's USP 797? 9.8%
Do you know where your state board of pharmacy currently stands on USP 797 requirements?
Does your facility participate in the CMS pay-for-performance project?
Don't know 15.4%
Do you feel the banking industry should be used as safe keepers of health information?
How soon do you think bedside bar-coding will be fully live at your hospital?
Already have it 28.6%
6-12 months 7.1%
1-2 years 28.6%
3-5 years 14.3%
More than 5 years 9.5%
How long will it be before there is mandatory national reporting of infection data?
Less than a year 0%
1-2 years 50.0%
3-5 years 41.7%
More than 5 years 8.3%
How often do you feel you suffer from 'information overload' at work?
All the time 36.9%
How often do you wash your hands each day at work?
Not at all 0.0%
1-5 times 22.7%
6-10 times 48.5%
11-20 times 14.4%
More than 20 times 12.4%
Other 2.1% 2
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About Pharmacy OneSource (www.pharmacyonesource.com)
Pharmacy OneSource is pharmacy's #1 documentation and formulary Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our nearly 50 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-system pharmacy worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to high performance pharmacy through better outcomes, lower costs and system-wide results. More than 1,000 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services: Accupedia, Amplifi, Quantifi, ScheduleRx, Sentri7, Simplifi 797, and UnitStock.