Clinical Pharmacists Poised to Take More Active Role in Healthcare
June 26, 2015 by Vickie Anenberg
As hospital executives work to increase their facilities’ revenue streams, many are considering in-house pharmacies as a source to enhance them and reduce readmissions at the same time. This will result in clinical pharmacists taking a more active role as members of patient care teams.
Many online healthcare trade media outlets have posted articles on this topic, covering it from a variety of different approaches. Cross Country Staffing recommends reading one of the most recent ones, which can be accessed on the FierceHealthcare website. This particular article provides a number of links to related posts that healthcare leaders may find of interest on the same subject.
The FierceHealthcare piece takes a very broad approach to the expanding role of pharmacists. From a hospital standpoint, it states, “A seat at the table for clinical pharmacists can also help hospitals’ bottom lines, as medication errors are a major driver of preventable readmissions … Through pharmacist-provider collaboration on discharge medication, Minneapolis' Hennepin County Medical Center cut 30-day readmissions by 40 percent.”
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