Improving Patient Care Through Improved Pharmacist-Prescriber Relationships Sponsored by Merck

Saturday, October 15, 2016
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
ACPE UAN: 0207-0000-16-103-L04-P and 0207-0000-16-103-L04-T
1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)

Medication nonadherence is a problem that affects not only the patient and pharmacist, but also the prescriber. Prescribers, like community pharmacists, are acutely aware of the role quality plays in a value-driven health care system and are actively looking for solutions to help achieve better outcomes. Community pharmacists are well positioned to help patients achieve better adherence and quality outcomes, yet many prescribers in the community are unaware of the vast patient care services independent community pharmacies offer. Learn about key changes in the physician payment structure that present new opportunities for collaboration with pharmacy and discuss strategies for building productive, professional relationships with area providers.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Interpret changes in the provider payment structure to opportunities for community pharmacy.

  2. Illustrate strategies for educating prescribers of pharmacy programs that can improve patient health.

  3. Calculate a value proposition for setting aside staff time to build relationships with prescribers.

Speaker: Jake Olson, PharmD, President/CEO, Skywalk Pharmacy, Delafield, Wisconsin; Hamid Abbaspour RPh, MBA, Founder, Dr. Aziz, Indianapolis, Indiana


Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians