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Effective medication management is critical to successful patient outcomes. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working within North Carolina Health Systems provide a variety of services that aid in those successful outcomes. By leveraging the North Carolina Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner designation along with integrated health records, health system pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide expert clinical support to patients. Services such as medication history collection, discharge medication dispensing and counseling, post discharge clinic engagement, and drug therapy management are all components of an even larger number of strategic health system pharmacy assets that aid in the care of patients whether they are admitted to hospitals, seen in clinics, or cared for in the community.
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Name: North Carolina medical journal
To describe the incorporation of a state health information exchange (HIE) into a community pharmacy transitions of care (TOC) service and to assess its impact on 30-day readmission rates.
Today's health care climate is composed of patients who experience complex conditions with multiple comorbidities, requiring higher utilization of acute care services. It is imperative for acute care ...
Most people approaching the end of life develop care needs, which typically change over time. Moves between care settings may be required as health deteriorates. However, in some cases, care setting t...
Various programs have been proposed to facilitate more successful transitions from pediatric to adult care for children with special health care needs. Few have been evaluated for their effectiveness....
While some incremental and fragmented progress has been made in recent years, assessing the quality of care provided by pharmacists and pharmacy organizations remains an elusive goal. Revisiting the s...
Many hospitals and medical groups have developed transitions of care (TOC) programs or procedures in an attempt to reduce hospital readmission and reutilization rates of patients discharge...
The TCSD Study will identify disparities in transitions of stroke care and key factors associated with effective transitions of care through structured telephone interviews to evaluate med...
The investigators propose a randomized encouragement trial to encourage use of the existing mail order pharmacy services among diabetes patients with poor adherence to CVD risk factor medi...
The aim of the study is to improve access to child mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) care by expanding primary care screening and increasing availability of timely mental health ev...
Complications resulting from medications, or adverse drug events (ADEs), are prevalent and are a major source of excess morbidity and costs. ADEs are particularly problematic in older pat...
An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Automated systems applied to the patient care process including diagnosis, therapy, and systems of communicating medical data within the health care setting.
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...
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