New Jersey: A Leader in Innovative Best Practices to Reduce Opioid Use

COMPILED BY JOHN JOSEPH PARKER, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AS PART OF THE MURPHY administration’s strategic efforts to combat the opioid crisis, the New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) have teamed up to launch the Opioid Reduction Options (ORO) program aimed at reducing opioid pre­scribing to treat chronic pain in hospital emergency departments. The program
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Fluorescence Technology Lights Up Tumor Cells During Brain Surgery

COMPILED BY JOHN JOSEPH PARKER , CONTRIBUTING EDITOR ENGLEWOOD HEALTH IS THE FIRST hospital in New Jersey to use a novel fluorescent technology that makes brain cancer cells “light up” when viewed through a special micro­scope. The innovative optical imaging agent—called Gleolan™—enables sur­geons to see and remove malignant glioma cells remaining in brain tissue during surgery, while also avoiding parts
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Telemedicine: Connecting Patients and Physicians Using Technology

COMPILED BY JOHN JOSEPH PARKER, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR WHILE “THE TOTAL TIME involved in a physician visit often involves several hours, including travel time, waiting time and completing paperwork, a 2017 Medscape survey found that 56 percent of all physician visits included 16 min­utes or less of actual face-to-face time with patients.” This analysis, as cited by First Stop Health, included
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Knowing Real-Time Numbers Allows Data to Work For You

COMPILED BY MILES Z. EPSTEIN, EDITOR, COMMERCE NEW JERSEY’S TOP ACCOUNTING firms are using data to empower clients with inventory control challenges. From manufacturers to retailers to warehouses, protecting and managing inventory matters and impacts the bottom line in significant ways. Using the right software for physi­cal and digital inventory control is criti­cal, and more accurate inventory insur­ance coverage is
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Protecting Trade “Secrets” Creates Economic Growth

COMPILED BY MILES Z. EPSTEIN, EDITOR, COMMERCE DRIVING THE COMPANIES THAT create new products and tech­nology is the ability to profit from their work, which requires the protection of their intellectual property (IP). As innovation has expanded beyond the retail item, firms also need to pro­tect processes, data, work produced online and other forms of IP yet to be created.
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