CPPA Accredits UVA Specialty Pharmacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to UVA Specialty Pharmacy.

“UVA Specialty Pharmacy takes great pride in the services we provide to our patients,” said UVA Specialty Pharmacy Interim-Manager, Specialty Pharmacy Services, Nicholas E. DiPirro, PharmD. “We are constantly pursuing quality improvement initiatives to ensure that our patients have access to the highest quality pharmacy services.  We chose to pursue accreditation through CPPA to ensure that we were providing our patients with access to superior clinical pharmacy care.”

CPPA’s mission, which is unique among accreditors, is to serve the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‚Äźdelivered patient care services through accreditation. CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exceptional pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.

UVA Specialty Pharmacy is proud to provide superlative patient centered care focused on safe medication practices and innovative education and training. UVA Specialty Pharmacy supports access and education across multiple disease states including hepatitis C, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, multiple sclerosis, oncology, bleeding disorders, ophthalmology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.

Specialty medications are often resource intensive, require unique handling procedures, and involve complex treatment regimens that require ongoing clinical monitoring and patient education. “Ensuring that specialty pharmacies provide services that help patients achieve desired, cost-effective outcomes is a key component of CPPA’s specialty pharmacy accreditation,” said CPPA Chairman and APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan. “CPPA’s accreditation of UVA Specialty Pharmacy provides an important recognition that their pharmacy services support these goals.”

For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.

About CPPA

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower health care costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum.

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