Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, a real-time patient surveillance, documentation and reporting system, is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar on core measure performance with Darin Smith, PharmD in "Opportunities for Improving Core Measure Performance Through Pharmacist Intervention."
The 2009 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590) brings the concept of pay-for-performance (P4P) into legislative reality. Impending negative financial implications and increasing transparency of poor performance will further drive hospitals and health-systems to focus on quality and safety. Areas of emphasis include Core Measures, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), hospital readmissions, and hospital-acquired conditions. Pharmacists can make significant contributions to impact performance in each of these domains.
Darin Smith, PharmD, will describe key activities performed by pharmacists at Norman Regional that impact core measure performance. Additionally, he will provide an overview of other opportunities for the pharmacist to impact performance within the value-based purchasing model.
Opportunities for Improving Core Measure Performance Through Pharmacist Intervention
DATE: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
About the Presenter
Darin Smith serves as Director of Pharmacy Services and Performance Improvement for Norman Regional Health System where he has been employed since 1994. Prior to Norman Regional, he completed his training at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy where he earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy. He completed a Specialty Residency in Pharmacokinetics and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Smith is active with the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists, serving as President in 1988-89, and state delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates for multiple terms.
He was awarded the Oklahoma Health-System Pharmacists of the Year in 2001 by OSHP and the Quality Professional Award by the Oklahoma Hospital Association in 2004 for his accomplishments and contributions in the area of quality improvement. Dr. Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma's Quality Improvement Organization and on the Oklahoma Hospital Association Council on Quality and Patient Safety.
About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource (pharmacyonesource.com) is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 80 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services: Accupedia, Amplifi, MedBoard, Quantifi, ScheduleRx, Sentri7, Simplifi 797, and VeriForm.