Adverse events secondary to medication therapy are the most common type of health care-associated adverse event. Many of these events are due to medication and management errors, making adverse drug events (ADEs) a major source of potentially preventable patient harm.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is working to improve health care, particularly among the Medicare population, by supporting health care facilities and practitioners in the development, implementation and study of strategies that improve safety, efficiency and cost.
As the quality improvement organization contracted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Mountain-Pacific is part of a bold national goal to impact more than 265,000 lives over the next three years by achieving optimal health. This CMS contract is unique, as it is the first time pharmacists are included as an integral part of the health care team. This is an exciting opportunity!
Mountain-Pacific is recruiting teams to help tackle this national goal. These teams include:
- Local pharmacy representatives interested in developing and providing improved clinical pharmacy services
- Clinicians from hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc.
- Clinic and hospital senior leadership
- Patient advocacy representatives
These partners will work together to select patients to reduce the incidence of ADEs. This improvement project is a patient-centered collaborative that puts pharmacists in a primary role to be leaders in improving the health and safety of some of our most fragile patients.
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