Short takes: BOC, QS/1

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The Board of Certification/Accreditation has named Harry “J.R.” Brandt as the inaugural recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Services. BOC says Brandt is a highly respected practitioner and orthotics and prosthetics advocate who played a significant role in BOC’s growth and success. A former member and chairman of BOC’s board of directors, Brandt was instrumental in developing BOC’s accreditation process. The award, launched in 2016 in honor of James Newberry, who passed away that year, recognizes outstanding individuals who perform extraordinary service to BOC and its stakeholders…QS/1 has partnered with Updox to offer Pharmacy Connect, a web-based care coordination suite that helps pharmacies securely exchange patient information with healthcare providers and engage patients. With Pharmacy Connect, a pharmacist can receive clinical files from a physician’s electronic health record system and send the patient a secure notification to access an online appointment  system for medication therapy management (MTM). Once the MTM is completed, the pharmacist can send a secure message with results back to the physician.