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Collaborative pharmacy approach eases physician workload

May. 15, 2019—Thanks to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the Transplant Pharmacy and Renal Transplant Clinic, physicians are spending less time authorizing prescriptions and more time with patients.

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Pharmacy debuts self-serve kiosks for VUMC employees

Apr. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt employees will soon be able to bypass lines at the pharmacy counter and get their medications at a self-serve kiosk.

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Heart failure “dashboard”

Jan. 5, 2017—A new computer algorithm developed at Vanderbilt could save billions of dollars in health care costs by identifying patients at risk for readmission after being hospitalized for heart failure.

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Pharmacists group honors Sullivan

May. 12, 2016—Mark Sullivan, Pharm.D., MBA, executive director of Pharmacy Operations for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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Project brings discharge medications to patients’ bedsides

Feb. 25, 2016—At Vanderbilt University Hospital, on a pilot basis, pharmacists have begun delivering discharge prescriptions and counseling to patients at the bedside prior to discharge.

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Medication disposal service debuts at VUMC pharmacies

Feb. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently began offering patients an option for safely disposing expired and unwanted medicines — a service made possible by a change in state law.

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VUMC outpatient pharmacy hours expand beginning Oct. 5

Sep. 17, 2015—Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, the Medical Center East and Vanderbilt Clinic pharmacies will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Outpatient pharmacy debuts online refills

Sep. 4, 2014—The Vanderbilt Outpatient Pharmacy has launched a website to allow current customers to request refills online.

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Outpatient Pharmacy debuts online refills

Sep. 4, 2014—The Vanderbilt Outpatient Pharmacy has launched a website to allow current customers of the pharmacy to request refills online.

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Pharmacy’s targeted initiatives lead to lower drug expenses

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital’s pharmacy is attracting national attention for reducing its inpatient pharmacy drug expenses 6.4 percent in a 12-month period, despite an increase in patient volume.

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Robotic system to enhance Children’s Hospital pharmacy

May. 22, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will begin using a new state-of-the-art automated robotic system in June to prepare intravenous and single-use syringe medications for inpatients, making it the first children’s hospital in Tennessee to implement the technology.

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VU, Lipscomb partner on dual degree program

Aug. 23, 2012—A new cooperative program between Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy is focusing on the next generation of pharmaceutical researchers. By offering a pathway for students to earn both Pharm.D. and Ph.D. degrees, the program aims to boost the number of pharmacy-trained research scientists.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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