Practices Selected to Participate in the 2021 Pharmacy Quality Improvement Initiative

  • 18 May 2021

The CTC-RI and RIDOH in collaboration with faculty from URI College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the following practices have been selected to join the 2021 Pharmacy Quality Improvement Initiative: Reducing Preventable Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Usage through Team-Based Care.

  • Anchor Medical Associates
  • Coastal Medical East Greenwich
  • Medical Associates of Rhode Island
  • Thundermist Health Center
  • Providence Community Health Center
  • Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians
  • Women’s Medicine Collaborative

These 7 practices will participate in a pharmacy-led, team-based care initiative to provide primary care practices with an interprofessional quality improvement learning opportunity with the aim of reducing preventable hospital care for emergency department (ED) use and/or inpatient admissions. The Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) were developed by the federal Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to measure rates of preventable hospital care for a range of "ambulatory care sensitive conditions." Practices will use this baseline information to identify areas of clinical focus that are specific to their practice/SOC and develop and implement team-based pharmacy performance improvement plans. 

Congratulations to all selected practices! Special thanks to UnitedHealthcare and RIDOH for providing the funding for this initiative.

Pharmacy QI Avoidable Hospitlizations Kickoff 5.20.21