Session ID: 
253

The Pharmacist Will See You Now: Preventing Readmissions

11:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W240C

Description

As the cost and pressure to deliver affordable, quality healthcare continues to strain the industry, an estimated $12 billion each year is attributed to unplanned, preventable readmissions. How does a safety net hospital avoid unnecessary costs due to readmissions while remaining responsible to their community? The answer, by adding a pharmacist to their inpatient care teams; regulated policies by key stakeholders; and the technology supporting their EHR platform enables this organizations to sustain a decrease in 30-day unplanned readmissions. Join us to learn how one organization, through the buy-in and support of their leadership, leveraged their pharmacists as a solution.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the benefits of implementing a Transitional Care Pharmacist program to reduce readmissions
  • Integrate the four service areas at your organization
  • Appraise how technology can be used in a supportive role around a TCP program
  • Describe how specific TCP forms in the EHR help drive workflows
  • Discuss how the TCP targets patients at highest risk for unplanned 30-day readmissions and alleviates medication-related barriers for safe discharge

Speaker(s)

Transitional Care Pharmacist,
Truman Medical Centers

Continuing Education Credits

ACPE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
CNIO/CNO
Pharmacy Professional

Level

Intermediate