Changes to a patient's medication regimen are a common occurrence at the time of discharge and the transition back home is typically a challenge in itself. During this webinar you will learn how Pharmacists, in a care transition role, can help patients safely transition home. Pharmacists can offer medication to bedside delivery services at the time of discharge, discharge counseling services and follow up services to empower patients to take charge of their medications.
Presenter: Reece Uyeno
Reece Uyeno is a clinical pharmacist at Pharmacare Hawaii. Previously, he served as a Hospital Consulting Pharmacist for the Pharm2Pharm project, a CMS Innovation Award pilot project aimed at reducing healthcare utilization and improving outcomes by utilizing community pharmacies to bridge the transition gap from hospital to home. He received his PharmD from the University of Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye College of pharmacy and BA in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The healthcare industry is moving towards a more value based payment structure. These changes are putting the doctor's office in a tizzy. Realizing that the train has left the station and is coming to a practice near you soon; physicians and staff have to change/try new ways to work more efficiently, more effectively and smarter while delivering high quality, low cost care. This presentation will outline some of the initiatives that have been tried at The Family Medicine Center that have successfully allowed them to stay ahead of the train and transform to a better model of care for patients as well as staff and physicians.
Lynda Dolan MD is a family physician practicing in Hilo for the last 18 years. She provides full spectrum family medicine care from age birth and up along engaging in hospice and palliative care work for Hospice of Hilo. She currently is vice president of the East Hawaii IPA as well as transformation director working with physicians in the changing healthcare environment. She is passionate about team based care and finding the hidden talents in staff.
Jessica Anderson, RN has been employed by The Family Medicine Center for almost 3 years. She has become an office leader with transformation; working on office processes to streamline patient flow, previsit planning, engaging patients in their care as well as overseeing office medical assistance.
Frances Calantoc, CMRS, CMA has been employed by The Family Medicine Center for almost 18 years. She is a certified biller, certified medical assistant and business manager at FMC. She has developed billing processes that have improved collections at time of service. She has developed a passion for Advanced Care Planning and engages patients in conversations about their end of life choices.
One hundred years ago, our professional progenitors redefined clinical practice, laying the foundation for the healing professions today. They reformed medical education (the Flexner Report), tightened professional licensing and reorganized the structure of care delivery. Most important, they adopted the scientific method as the basis for "how we know, what we know." One hundred years of science has massively improved our understanding of the human organism in health and disease and given physicians thousands of ways to intervene to change a patient's future. It also massively increased clinical complexity, to the point where it can "exceed the capacity of the unaided expert mind" (Eddy). New methods are emerging to help practicing physicians survive and thrive within this challenging reality. This webinar will discuss those methods and their application.