CTC-RI hosted its peer learning Quarterly Best Practice Sharing meeting with 7 practices that have implemented pharmacy quality improvement plans. These plans are aimed at improving the safe, effective, and efficient use of medications in adults age 50 and older.
The Pharmacy Quality Improvement Committee took a different approach during this meeting to allow for more discussion and learning amongst the practices. Kelley Doherty Sanzen, PharmD, PAHM, CDOE facilitated the meeting and encouraged practices to share their surprises and successes they have experienced in implementing their pharmacy quality improvement performance plans. Practices also shared patient education resources they have utilized and found useful throughout their projects. Stephen Kogut PhD, MBA, RPh presented information on Benzodiazepine Dose Intensity Chart and Maureen Maigret RN, BS, MPA offered data and resources on telehealth, technology, and older adults in Rhode Island. The Pharmacy Quality Improvement Initiative is funded by UnitedHealthcare and the Rhode Island Department of Health and is offered in collaboration with the University of RI College of Pharmacy. The practices were also provided with their second infrastructure payments upon successful participation in the learning collaborative and progress on projects.