Pharmacy (retail)

Innovations

Long-Term Care Facilities Cede Control of Immunization Policies to Regional Pharmacy, Significantly Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Workers 01/30/14

As part of the Raising Immunizations Safely and Effectively (more commonly known as RISE) program, 14 long-term care facilities cede control of vaccination-related policies and processes to a...

Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction 05/22/13

In partnership with Walgreens, Washington Adventist Hospital provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission. Known as WellTransitions ® , this...

System Gives Authorized Users Access to Interstate Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Assisting Them in Identifying Cases of Potential Misuse 02/08/13

Owned and operated by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®, NABP PMP InterConnect® is a data exchange platform that links prescription-monitoring programs operated by various States,...

Pharmacists Support Employees and Physicians in Managing Chronic Conditions, Leading to Better Care and Disease Control, Lower Costs, and Higher Productivity 01/10/12

Using a model known as medication therapy management, which is often sponsored by employers, a program manager assigns participants to care managers (typically pharmacists) to provide ongoing...

Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 08/29/11

Based on the American Lung Association's “Freedom from Smoking” curriculum, the Fond du Lac Smoking Cessation Program offers flexible, culturally tailored support to members of the Reservation of...

QualityTools

Medication Safety Tools 11/19/13

These three online resources funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings improve medication safety and...

Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture 02/05/13

The Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture is designed specifically for community pharmacy staff and asks for their opinions about the culture of patient safety in their pharmacy. This Web page provides tools to help assess safety and quality-...

Team Up. Pressure Down. 11/12/12

This nationwide program aims to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through patient–pharmacist engagement. The videos and resources on this page can help patients, pharmacists, and health care providers better understand high blood...

Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing 06/22/12

These two toolsets offer step-by-step guides for implementing an electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) system in different settings. One is aimed at health care provider organizations, ranging from small independent offices to larger medical...

Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement: Curricular Modules for Faculty 03/13/12

These curricular modules, for pharmacy faculty, integrate health literacy and health literacy quality improvement into courses, experiential education, and projects for PharmD students and pharmacy residents. The modules are adaptable for use in...

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