06-16-2011 10:45 AM CET - Health & Medicine

Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Optimizing Core Measures

Press release from: Pharmacy OneSource

Implementing Pharmacist-Driven Clinical Programs to Enhance CMS Quality Scores

Bellevue, Wash. – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, a clinical surveillance, documentation and reporting application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Youbin Kim and Sam Ho, from Riverside County Regional Medical Center, on "Optimizing Core Measures Performance through Pharmacist-Driven Programs."

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission worked together to align the measure specifications for Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO). Now CMS links reimbursement to the hospital quality-of-care data.

Kim, PharmD and Ho, PharmD, will describe various pharmacist-driven clinical programs at Riverside County Regional Medical Center that have enhanced the quality of patient care, improved CMS Core Measures, and provided safe use of medications with financial justifications.

Optimizing Core Measures Performance through Pharmacist-Driven Programs
DATE: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
WHERE: http://www.pharmacyonesource.com/webinars

About the Presenters: Dr. Youbin Kim received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Butler University College of Pharmacy in 2005. Dr. Kim is the vice-chair of Clinical Pharmacy Specialty Programs at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. She is the lead pharmacist in pharmacist-driven core measures programs, specifically heart failure and stroke. Currently, RCRMC Clinical Pharmacy Specialty Programs offer various clinical programs including anticoagulation, antibiotic surveillance, core-measures, vaccination, oncology, and pharmacist-driven sepsis program.

Dr. Sam Ho received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from USC School of Pharmacy in 2010 and is dedicated to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center as the Director of Pharmacy Management Projects. Dr. Ho has special interests in health care administration, policy planning, and business management. He is planning a career in changing the image of pharmacy and pushing the profession forward through involvement in local, state, and national health care agencies. Currently, he is also pursuing a graduate degree for a Masters of Health Administration at USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development.

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 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.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

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