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By Loren Bonner, senior editor, Pharmacy Today As the U.S. health care system moves toward value-based payment and delivery models, clinical measures continue to be developed to assess whether patients are meeting certain specified care goals and outcomes. “To achieve value, these models focus both on measuring the quality of care delivered using specific quality measures and on reducing u...

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By Malak Abbas, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in 2008 anticipated a shortage of qualified pharmacy preceptors, and as such, encouraged active integration of pharmacy residents into experiential teaching models to develop precepting skills early in their careers.1,2 Residency programs a...

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By Tiffany Jenkins, Pharm.D., BCACP, clinical pharmacist, Affinia Health Network, Muskegon   Clinical integration initially arose over 20 years ago and early integration efforts were focused on creating a model to give hospitals and health-systems greater control over admissions, costs and contracting with payers. There are a number of definitions attributed to clinical integration, but the...

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By Christine Ford, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy practice resident, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo As the focus of our healthcare system shifts away from fee-for-service toward payment for quality-based outcomes, the need for more clinical pharmacy services is growing. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should strive to practice at the top of their licenses in order to provide quality patient ...

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By Jamie George, B.H.S., Pharm.D. candidate 2019, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Wayne State University and Joseph Fava, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Wayne State University, Detroit   Immunization recommendations are continuously updated by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and published by the Centers for Disease Control a...

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