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Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST
Cost: Free of charge
Location: Virtual Presentation - Register here

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: ACPE Accredited for 2.0 contact hours (see Claim your CPE Credit below for instructions)

Students: Claim co-curricular credit by recording your time and reflection in APhA ADVANCE.

Presenter

Randy P. McDonough, BS, PharmD, MS. BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA
Professor, Pharmacy Management and Innovation
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services
Towncrest Pharmacy

Dr. McDonough left his academic position as full professor (clinical) at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2006 to prove that clinical services could be successfully implemented and paid for in community pharmacy.  Since that time, he has been a co-owner of several community pharmacy practices, co-developed software for clinical documentation, started consulting and educational companies, and successfully challenged a major payer to pay for pharmacy services.   Currently he is a Professor for Pharmacy Management and Innovation for Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, Director for Practice Transformation for the national program Flip the Pharmacy, while actively maintaining ownership and practice within his community pharmacies.

Course Description:

The survivability of community-based pharmacy is being challenged in the health care system.  The traditional "Retail" pharmacy model is being threatened by market consolidations, vertical integration, market disruptors.  Also, community pharmacy practices that are focused on product distribution are no longer meeting the needs of a changing health care system that is embracing value-based reimbursement models.  Reimbursement for product distribution continues to be reduced adding to the threats to survivability. Therefore, pharmacists and technicians practicing in community-based pharmacy practices need to transform their pharmacies to create the capacity to provide patient care.  This requires practice changes that improve practice efficiencies, integrate clinical services within workflow, and optimize pharmacy personnel with the goal of freeing up the pharmacists to provide clinical services that optimize patients drug therapy.  Ultimately, this "transformed community-based pharmacy practice" is contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients and recognized and paid by key stakeholders.  This program will provide the participants with the knowledge and insight on the key tenets for successful community-based pharmacy practice transformation, the impact it is having on patient care and health care costs, and how community-based pharmacy practice transformation is occurring on a national level.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based course pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should be able to:

  1. List and discuss the five tenets of community-based pharmacy practice.
  2. Describe how these five tenets create the capacity within the practice for pharmacists to provide clinical services.
  3. Describe how these community-based pharmacy practices that have transformed are finding new opportunities working with other stakeholders and payers.

Claim your CPE Credit

To obtain 2.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.2 CEU), participants must participate in the live activities, and logon to the CEimpact website to complete the exam and evaluation. 

  1. Click on https://learn.ceimpact.com and log in. 
  2. If you are new to the site, click on Create an account before logging in. 
  3. Enter the course code in the text box on the left-hand side of the screen and click Submit 
    (course code will be provided at the end of the lecture and will also be emailed following the webinar).  
  4. Click on My Courses (on the left-hand side of the screen) to locate the course.
  5. Click on the course title to access the course.
  6. Complete the exam and evaluation as prompted and click Submit.
  7. The course will move to the Completed tab under My Courses
  8. The CPE Statement of Credit will be available on CPE Monitor, www.MyCPEMonitor.net.

ACPE Logo CEimpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  

UAN: 0107-9999-21-007-L04-P        |     0.2 CEUs/2.0 Hrs.
          0107-9999-21-007-L04-T        |     0.2 CEUs/2.0 Hrs.
Live Date:  March 5th, 2021
Live Expiration:  April 4th, 2021

Faculty Disclosure: Randy McDonough does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Activity Format: Live 

Financial Support: None

Activity Fee: This course is available free.