Balancing the needs of the people who rely on the health system with the demands of a changing health care industry is an ever-present challenge. Insights from a new White Paper demonstrate how Boards and their management can drive improvement based on metrics that advance the safety, quality and experience of care.
The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles
As the Medicare payment system moves from a fee-for-service system to value-based purchasing and payment for quality and cost-effectiveness, and CMS begins to pay providers in accordance with new rules, that includes ACO participation and the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), pharmacists are becoming increasingly important because of their ability to assist in managing a patient’s care by helping improve outcomes.
When pharmacists track meds, collaborate with docs, everybody wins.
In a recent Health Affairs blog, Glenn Steele, co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Population-Based Payment Work Group, describes how an essential shift is needed in how providers, payers, and purchasers treat health data. Instead of viewing data as proprietary, the blog describes how data should be considered a public good, and outlines ways the sharing of data can support APMs.
Honoring individuals, practice groups and private and public partnerships for advancing the medication use process, the APhA Foundation 2016 Pinnacle Awards honorees includes the HRSA’s Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.
Care coordination is one of the most important things we do in primary care, but so much of it is either a paradigm shift or just very difficult to accomplish. Care coordination is managing any transition in healthcare. Doing care coordination effectively requires not only a system change, but many times, a culture change.
Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management: Leadership Strategies Adapted from Six Minnesota Health Systems
AIMM participants work to implement comprehensive medication management (CMM) programs in their organizations through an intentional process of developing leadership skills, employing rapid cycle improvement, and sharing and learning between organizations engaged in a community of learning. The results from an evaluation report are informing AIMM’s framework to support organization’s develop a comprehensive leadership agenda for CMM implementation.
Non-profit organizations across the country were awarded grants to help fight prescription drug misuse by improving their communities’ medication disposal programs.
Recently the Cardinal Health Foundation announced its 2016 E3 (Effectiveness, Efficiency and Excellence in Healthcare) Patient Safety Grant winners, awarding nearly $2 million to 13 total hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country.
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