Category: Federal Forum Posters
Purpose: As stated in the 2010 American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Practice Advancement Initiative (ASHP PAI) recommendations, ambulatory care patients have needs that can be met by a range of pharmacy providers, including both clinical pharmacists and clinical pharmacy specialists. The ASHP PAI also notes that the use of technology-driven patient care should be a priority amongst pharmacy services. These two recommendations act as motivation for the implementation of a pharmacy care electronic dashboard that will be operated by clinical pharmacists in designated ambulatory care clinics.
Methods: The clinical pharmacists will rotate into a selected ambulatory care clinic at our medical center, with one clinical pharmacist assigned to the clinic each day. The daily responsibilities of the clinical pharmacists will include patient medication reviews, completion of therapeutic conversions to preferred medications, and review of specified metrics focused on patient care. The clinical pharmacist will utilize the dashboard to identify patients with adherence concerns, those on high-risk medications, and those who require therapy adjustments per evidence-based guidelines. The dashboard will be derived from real-time data reports that capture all patients with future appointments in the specified clinic. The clinical pharmacist will speak with the identified patients at the time of their scheduled appointment with their primary care physician. The information collected in the interview and subsequent recommendations will be communicated to the prescriber and documented. in the patient’s electronic medical record. Encounter codes will be used to track the impact of the clinical pharmacist and dashboard in the ambulatory care clinics with the primary desired outcome of increased patient quality goals and improved utilization of pharmacy resources.
Results: Not applicable
Conclusion: Not Applicable
Rachel Grace Guggemos– PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Richard L Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN