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With the establishment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, there is increased attention to improving the transition of care from the inpatient hospital to other care settings. The goal is to reduce preventable complications that result from poor care coordination. A number of care transition models that involve pharmacists have been developed, but have not been well-defined. This program will focus on key concepts in patient-care coordination and provide specific examples from 2 organizations that have implemented successful transition of care programs that incorporate pharmacists.
Pharmacy managers (directors, IV room supervisors, technician supervisors, operations manager) and staff pharmacists and technicians.
Webinar lasts about 1 hour and fifteen minutes, including extended discussion panel.
Michelle Thoma, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory and Transitional Patient Care Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Michelle Thoma, RPh, PharmD is Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory and Transitional Patient Care Services, Compliance and Quality Improvement Officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and Clinical Instructor with the UW School of Pharmacy. Michelle received her Bachelors and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
She is responsible for managing patient care pharmacy services throughout ambulatory care, including primary care and speciality clinic sites and infusion center services, as well as serving as the administrative pharmacy director over the transplant and neurosciences service line. Michelle coordinates department and organization wide regulatory compliance and quality improvement initiatives. Michelle is an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Mental Health Drug Advisory Board and the University Health System Consortium's Pharmacy Performance Improvement & Compliance Committee.
Desi Kotis, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Desi Kotis, PharmD, is the Director of Pharmacy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is responsible for clinical leadership development, teaching post-graduate pharmacy students in administration advanced clerkship with a clinical focus on Prentice women’s hospital and gynecologic oncology patients and training new clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Desi assisted in integrating CPOE, automated MAR, BCMA for the pharmacy department with a primary responsibility for the integration of the automated dispensing machines in the critical care, medicine, oncology, and the medical/surgical units. She serves as Co-head of implementation of the HIV ambulatory care clinic, ICU, transplant, and medicine pharmacists.
Mary Lynn Moody, B.S. Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy
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