The Results are In: Adherence is a Gateway to Quality Metrics and Patient Outcomes

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Austin Convention Center
Location: Ballroom FG, Level 4
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 (0.15 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-14-219-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-14-219-L04-T

Health care is undergoing massive change, and pharmacy faces the challenge of demonstrating quality patient care. In metric after metric and study after study, one measure shows consistent results with patient outcomes—adherence. The results of new studies on adherence in independent community pharmacies like yours are being discussed at this session. Bottom line based information on pharmacy return on investment, script count, and other imperative business information on adherence programs in the pharmacy. The program will share real peer insights on the mechanics of an adherence program with "how-tos" of a successful program launch from the planning stage through execution and next steps.

Pharmacist and Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the financial impact of a medication synchronization program on the pharmacy.

  2. Summarize the benefits in patient health outcomes of medication synchronization.

  3. Describe the implementation of a medication synchronization program in a community pharmacy.

Speakers: David Holdford, PhD, Faculty Liaison, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; Wendy Lantaff, PharmD, Halsted Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists