Business Opportunities for Improving Population Health: COPD Patient Care

Tuesday, October 9
3:15-4 p.m.

In a value-driven market, improving population health is an important business opportunity for pharmacies offering enhanced services. Hear about how one network of community pharmacies was paid to provide optimal care for patients with COPD. This session will include essential aspects of clinical management, tools for patient engagement, ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, and business opportunities for improving population health. Community pharmacists can develop a practice model that is effective, efficient, and sustainable.

Walk away with:

  • Best practices for managing and optimizing care for patients with COPD.

  • Strategies for improving care transitions to reduce COPD-related hospital readmissions.

  • Tools for integrating enhanced services into pharmacy workflow.

Terry Seaton, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis; Lisa Umfleet, RPh, CDE, CGP, Owner, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Desloge, Mo.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize clinical interventions that improve patient-centered outcomes and lower the overall cost of care in patients with COPD.
  2. Describe opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration that activate patients and engage clinicians, academicians, and industry sponsors to optimize the quality of care for patients with COPD.
  3. Explain business opportunities that support sustainable models of care for patients with COPD by pharmacists in community pharmacies.


ACPE # 0207-0000-18-332-L04-P

ACPE # 0207-0000-18-332-L04-T

0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs)

Activity Type: Knowledge-Based