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Entries for October 2019

By Rachel Kollmeyer, Pharm.D., clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash/Medical Advantage Group, Flint As the United States healthcare system evolves to value-based reimbursement, pharmacists will be utilized in new and different ways to help improve patient outcomes. With new payment models comes a lot of new terminology and acronyms. For pharmacists unfamiliar with outpatient practice, it may s...

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By Kari Vavra Janes, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids As you’ve been reading the past several months, the theme for this year is “achieving patient care outcomes.” Dr. Clark in his January article said his stretch goal for all of us this year is to show how to measure and report our effect on patients’ outcomes. ...

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Name: Jason Williamson, Pharm.D. Employment: Clinical Pharmacy Manager / PGY1 Residency Program Director at Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc, MI Member since: June 2011 Describe Your Role/Day In the Life: I lead an outstanding team of pharmacists and help advocate for the advancement of pharmacy practice to improve patient care. Much of my day-to-day work includes coordinating cl...

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Andrea Winkel, Pharm.D.; Tawnie McGraw, Pharm.D.; Anna Boik, Pharm.D.; Juan Reyes III, Pharm.D., PGY1 Residents at Mercy Health Muskegon Due to emerging evidence since the 2014 guidelines, a focused update for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) was released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)...

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Keeping the Light Lit

Posted on October 11, 2019 in: Member News

Christopher Bond, 2020 Pharm.D. candidate, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor As I began my P4 year, with the end of pharmacy school finally in sight, I thought back to the previous years of sleepless nights, grueling exams and awkward patient encounters. These memories entered my mind as I gathered with my class for orientation. We gathered into a tight room where we had spe...

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