Press Releases

Read the latest news from FDB and Hearst Health.

Cerner Awards Meducation® with Program Member Adoption Award at Annual Conference

Dec 5, 2019
Meducation is available to end users via Cerner's code App Gallery.
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FDB to Demonstrate How Enhanced Medical Device Data Can Support CQO Movement at AHRMM Conference 2019

Jul 25, 2019
Hospitals will learn how to leverage the UDI to benefit from a clinically-integrated supply chain to support value-based care.
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Lehigh Valley Health Network Goes Live with FDB’s Targeted Pharmacogenomic Medication Decision Support

Jun 26, 2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network, an Epic EHR customer, collaborated with FDB to deploy pharmacogenomics and other targeted medication decision support to enhance patient care.
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Distinguished Panel of Population Health Judges Announced for the 2020 Hearst Health Prize

Jun 20, 2019
Leaders to Select Winner of the Fifth Annual Competition Recognizing Outstanding, Proven Population Health Programs
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FDB to Share Insights on Maximizing the Use of Unique Device Identifiers at UDI Conference 2019

Jun 7, 2019
FDB's Patrick Lupinetti will moderate a panel discussion on UDIs on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the 2019 UDI Conference, Baltimore, MD.
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FDB Releases Expanded Canadian French Drug Knowledge

May 22, 2019
FDB MedKnowledge™ Canada, the most widely used drug database in health care information technology applications, now includes additional content for clinicians to fully support the development of bilingual applications.
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Call for Submissions Announced for the 2020 Hearst Health Prize Recognizing Outstanding Population Health Programs

May 14, 2019
Fifth Annual Competition Awards $100,000 to Winner and $25,000 to Finalists
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FDB Launches Unified Global Brand Identity

May 6, 2019
Refreshed global brand marks the company’s fourth decade of continuous business operations.
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Sharp Transitions Awarded $100,000 2019 Hearst Health Prize For Its Outstanding Home-Based Palliative Care Program

Mar 19, 2019
Annual competition recognizes organizations’ impact on improving population health.
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Hearst Health Shares Recommendations from Healthcare Interoperability Report at HIMSS19 Conference

Feb 14, 2019
Healthcare Leadership Council and Bipartisan Policy Center call for collaboration to improve care.
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FDB Releases Patient-Specific Decision Support for Use in EHR Workflow

Feb 11, 2019
New, targeted medication warnings address high risk clinical scenarios; currently integrated in five hospital systems.
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Finalists Announced for Hearst Health Prize

Jan 31, 2019
Annual competition recognizes organizations’ impact on improving population health.
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FDB to Present Poster on Knowledge Management of Drug Information for Antibiotic Stewardship at AMIA Conference

Nov 2, 2018
Research-based prototype model of antibiotic drug information provides clinical decision support to promote antibiotic stewardship
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FDB and PetIQ Announce Upcoming Release of Industry's First Veterinary Medications Database

Oct 3, 2018
Veterinary database will deliver codified, up-to-date information on pet medications into existing pharmacy systems.
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Judges Panel Announced for the $100,000 Hearst Health Prize

Jun 19, 2018
Annual Competition Recognizes Organizations’ Impact on Improving Population Health
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Baxter Announces US FDA Clearance of New Spectrum IQ Infusion System

May 14, 2018
Partnership to Integrate First Databank's FDB Infusion Knowledge™ within Dose IQ Safety Software
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Call for Submissions Open for the 2019 Hearst Health Prize in Partnership with the Jefferson College of Population Health

May 2, 2018
Annual Competition Recognizes Organizations’ Impact on Improving Population Health
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Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance Awarded $100,000 Hearst Health Prize for 2018

Mar 20, 2018
Annual Hearst Health Prize Given in Partnership with the Jefferson College of Population Health
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FDB Releases Opioid Risk Management Drug Knowledge

Mar 15, 2018
Cloud-based solution enables safe opioid prescribing, dispensing and oversight to reduce risk of overdose and addiction.
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Dr. Charles Tuchinda Named Hearst Health Executive Vice President

Mar 14, 2018
Tuchinda will continue to serve as president of FDB (First Databank), Hearst’s largest wholly-owned stand-alone business.
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