Executive pay frozen at some top nonprofit hospitals; Pharmacy tracking system cuts med waste at hospital;

> Double-digit pay increases are a thing of the past for nonprofit hospital executives in hard-hit Ohio. More than 100 executives at Kettering Health Network--which was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the top 10 U.S. health systems--had their pay frozen. FierceHealthcare

> The pharmacy at a large Ohio hospital is claiming to have reduced waste by 32 percent with the help of a medication tracking system. Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus says missing-medication requests are down to about 90 per day from 150 to 175 since the pharmacy department implemented MedBoard, a product of Bellevue, Wash.-based Pharmacy OneSource, last July. FierceHealthIT

> The annual International CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) opens tomorrow in Las Vegas. IBM and Vignet, a Virginia-based seller of connected health products, both will demonstrate a home-based pulse oximeter that connects to the Internet to notify health professionals when a patient's blood oxygen level is low. FierceMobileHealthcare

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