Patient Care Services

Adoption of a biometric screening service in community pharmacies: A qualitative study

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

May/June 2014

Authors: Benjamin S. Teeter, imberly Braxton-Lloyd, Achiles A. Armenakis, Mrent I. Fox and Salisa C. Westrick

Anticoagulation Resource Center

Anticoagulation is a high risk therapy involving complex dosing, monitoring, and ensuring patient adherence with outpatient therapy. Regulations have demonstrated the need for pharmacist involvement with anticoagulation patient management. This resource center contains materials helpful to you in practice.

APhA Foundation Project ImPACT

Improved Health Outcomes

Lowered Health Care Costs

Achieved Standards of Care

Enhanced Patient Satisfaction

Increased Medication Adherence

Improved Risk Identification and Referral

ASHP Ambulatory Care Practice Resources

Listed are some of the latest articles, standards and guidelines, and practice tools on home, ambulatory, and chronic care-related topics.

Collaborative Practice Agreements: Stimulating Increased Integration

Pharmacy Today - March 2013

In January 2012, the APhA Foundation convened a roundtable consortium in Washington, DC, for the purposes of stimulating increased integration of collaborative practice agreements (CPAs) and pharmacist patient care services into practice.

Community Pharmacists Preventing Hospital Readmissions

Journal of the American Pharmacist Association - March/April 2014

Author: Patrick Clay

This article highlights two distinct roles for pharmacist in the growing area of direct patient care services - hospital discharge counseling and targeted medication therapy management (MTM) services.

Community Pharmacy-Based Rapid Diagnostic Testing

Michigan Pharmacist Association

Certificate Course and Train-the-Trainer Program Information

Creating an Anticoagulation Service in a Community Pharmacy

ASHP Intersections - September 2011

The medical literature is filled with examples of how anticoagulation services managed by pharmacists help reduce the number of anticoagulation-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations. This, in turn, results in significant cost savings.

Develop the possibilities: Sustainable Business Models

ASHP 2014 Ambulatory Care Conference and Summit - Breakout Session

Presented by Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP and Michael DeCoske, PharmD, BCPS

Improved patient care and outcomes through effective team-based care is the reality.  Learn how to build for growth from the start by incorporating the four pillars of a sustainable business model as you create a business plan that emphasizes cost savings, revenue generation, and marketing.

Evaluation of a pharmacist-led, 6-month weight loss program in obese patients

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

May/June 2014

Authors: Mark Harmon, Elizabeth Pogge and Virginia Boomershine


Examples of Evidence-Based Guidelines and Sources for Outcomes Measures Include

Immunization Center

Helping you excel as an immunizer by delivering up-to-the minute news, tools, and resources.

Implementation of a Pharmacy-Based Adult Vaccine Benefit: Recommendations for a Commercail Health Plan Benefit

Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy - March 2014

Explores the issues related to implementation of a pharmacy-based adult vaccine benefit and development of recommendations supporting a pathway for benefit expansion.


Navigating complex patients using an innovative tool: The MTM Spider Web

JAPhA -  September/October 2013

MTM patients are complex as a result of multiple comorbidities, medications, and socioeconomic and behavioral issues. Pharmacists who provide MTM services are required to synthesize a plethora of information (medical and nonmedical), evaluate and prioritize the clinical problems, and design a comprehensive patient-centered care plan.

Patient and Consumer Education

Consumer Medication Safety: ISMP Resource Website

Medication Safety: A Toolkit for Families

Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors

Be MedWise: Safe Use of OTC Medications

Safe Medicatio

Important Facts for Pharmacist–What is Celiac Disease?

Pharmacist Belong in Accountable Care Organization and Integrated Care Teams

Effective health care workforce development requires the adoption of team-based care delivery models, in which participating professionals practice at the full extent of their training in pursuit of care quality and cost goals.

The Effect of a Collaborative Pharmacist-Hospital Care Transition Program on the likelihood of 30-day Readmission

American Journal of Health System Pharmacists - Vol 71, May 1, 2014

Authors: Heather S. Kirkham, Bobby L. Clark, Jacquelyn Paynter, Geraint H. Lewis and Ian Duncan

The Effect of Pharmacist-Provided Non-Dispensing Services on Patient Outcomes, Health Service Utilisation and Costs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews - Februay 2013

The role of pharmacists has expanded beyond dispensing and packaging over the past two decades, and now includes ensuring rational use of drugs, improving clinical outcomes and promoting health status by working with the public and other healthcare professionals.

Transitioning Community Pharmacies to a Service Centered Model: A Key Factor for MTM Success

The Journal (PSW)

May/June 2014

Author: Sara Lynn Peterson, PharmD

Patient care services have been evolving over the last 35 years and yet many community pharmacies are still just in the early stages of establishing MTM as part of their practice and are working to incorporate it into their business model. 

What is Medication Therapy Management

APhA MTM Central

Medication therapy management, also referred to as MTM, is a term used to describe a broad range of health care services provided by pharmacists, the medication experts on the health care team.