This longitudinal rotation is a broad ambulatory care which provides pharmacy services within primary care environment with a focus of chronic care management. Catholic Health Systems seeks to meet quality measures while reducing the total cost of care for our patient population and this pharmacy service addresses all aspects of the Triple/Quadruple Aim. Additionally, these services will align with Catholic Health Systems values; reverence, compassion, justice and excellence. The pharmacist-led ambulatory care service within the Catholic Health System serves as an outpatient practice which focuses on medication safety and efficacy/outcomes, as well as cost management as they relate to transitions of care and chronic disease management.
Residents will develop and utilize necessary knowledge and skills to provide quality, direct patient care, through pharmacist-led relationships and within a collaborative practice agreement within an adult medicine clinic. Residents will assess needs for patient education, lifestyle modification reinforcement, appropriate device use and technique, insulin titration or instruction and adherence with drug therapy plans. In addition they will utilize Collaborative Drug Therapy Management protocols for cardiovascular risk reduction, diabetes management, hypertension management, coagulopathy, and COPD/Asthma management. They will gain experience as a resource to clinicians by providing drug information, monitoring drug therapy, assessing adherence, considering cost comparisons, and making recommendations for to achieve optimal patient outcomes.