Pinnacle Awards “Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Lecture” to Feature Beatty, Tayal


American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation will present a lecture from The Ohio State University’s Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BACAP, CDE, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Neeraj Tayal, MD, FACP, Director of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics on Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. The “Pinnacle Awards Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Lecture” is supported by an educational donation from Amgen.

Last month the APhA Foundation announced that Beatty, Tayal and their team had been chosen as honorees of the APhA 2015 Pinnacle Award in Group Practice–Health System–Corporation. At the September 15 lecture, the two will share thoughts on best practices in implementing innovative clinical pharmacy services. The lecture is being held in advance of the September 16 awards ceremony, held in Washington, D.C.

Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy and Wexner Medical Center Division of General Internal Medicine started this collaboration when Beatty joined the primary care clinics in 2006. Since that time, the pharmacy team has grown from one shared faculty member at one clinic to four shared faculty members, one full time pharmacist, and three pharmacy residents practicing at five NCQA tier 3 patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) across the network. The pharmacists provide anticoagulation management, transitional care management, population management, and chronic care management for patients and serve as a drug information resource. The site has an established interdisciplinary diabetes clinic, a site selected to be part of the APhA Foundation Project IMPACT: Diabetes initiative, and polypharmacy clinics that allow pharmacists and physicians to have visits specifically aimed to optimize medication regimens for complex patients. The pharmacists provide population management services centered on safe and effective medication use and reach out to complex patients recently discharged from the hospital to prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions. The network has also been the primary training site for 17 pharmacy practice residents and numerous student pharmacists. Beatty and his team have concentrated on justification and sustainability of pharmacist services within a PCMH, have published results from studies, and presented at numerous state and national professional meetings on the impact of pharmacists in the primary care setting.

The lecture will be available via simulcast, though both in-person and simulcast options have limited availability.

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