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How Your Pharmacy Can Improve 3 Hospital Performance Scores

The role of pharmacists is changing and growing every day. This role now being viewed as a hospital leader that can help expand care and improve patient outcomes. The pharmacy department plays a huge role in cutting costs and improving three major hospital performance scores.

Clinical process of care.

This domain score accounts for 45 percent of a hospital's total performance score and of the 13 measures, 9 can be influenced by pharmacy involvement.

Patient experience of care.

This domain score accounts for 30 percent of a hospital's total performance score and is based on 8 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems measures. Of these, 4 can be improved by better integrating the pharmacy team in patient care.

Outcomes.

This domain score accounts for 25 percent of a hospital's total performance score and is based on 3 mortality measures - which can be dramatically improved with programs like 'meds-to-beds' and 'Care Transitions'.

As the healthcare industry continues to grow and move towards a value-based industry, the collaboration with your pharmacy team becomes more and more important. By implementing programs that include your pharmacists, you can help decrease cost and increase patient experience.