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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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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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By Lindsey Clark, Pharm.D., MBA, pharmacy manager, Transitions of Care and Emergency Services, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) empowers the pharmacy profession to leverage pharmacy technicians to improve patient care across acute and ambulatory care settings.1 At the intersection of the acute and ambulat...

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By Lynette Moser, Pharm.D., associate clinical professor, Wayne State University, Detroit The importance and process of credentialing and privileging pharmacists are crucial discussions as the profession of pharmacy prepares for provider status; be it through national, state or third party payer designations. In 1999, 10 professional pharmacy organizations formed the Council on Credentiali...

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By Bryant Froberg, Pharm.D., candidate 2019, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, L'Anse, Mich. Influenza infections have a large impact on the United States population and healthcare system. The preliminary burden estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports nearly 600,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths can be attributed to influenza this flu seas...

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