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Policy Long-Term Care Facilities Cede Control of Immunization Policies to Regional Pharmacy, Significantly Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Workers 4/9/2014
A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.
Pharmacists Support Employees and Physicians in Managing Chronic Conditions, Leading to Better Care and Disease Control, Lower Costs, and Higher Productivity 3/12/2014
Pharmacists provide ongoing chronic care management support to employees and their physicians, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and self-management behaviors, lower costs, higher productivity, and a significant return on investment.
Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 1/29/2014
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe. 
Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction 12/18/2013
A partnership between a hospital and retail pharmacy company provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission, leading to fewer readmissions and high levels of patient satisfaction.
With Support From Web-Based Tools, Pharmacists Help Individuals Adopt Healthier Behaviors, Reduce Cardiovascular Risk 9/11/2013
With support from a Web-based program, pharmacists provide weekly feedback and host monthly group sessions to help individuals adopt healthier behaviors that reduce cardiovascular risk, leading to increased levels of physical activity, weight loss, and lower systolic blood pressure.
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Medication Safety Tools 1/29/2014
These three online resources funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings improve medication safety and protect patients from the adverse effects of medication errors. 
Automated Telephone Reminders: A Tool to Help Refill Medicines on Time 12/18/2013
This easy to understand telephone script is provided for use by pharmacies wishing to provide automated refill reminder calls to patients.
Quick Tips—When Getting a Prescription 12/18/2013
This Web site presents questions for you to ask your doctor, nurse, and/or pharmacist when you are prescribed medication.
Strategies to Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff 12/18/2013
This training program is designed to introduce pharmacists to the problem of low health literacy in patient populations and to identify the implications of this problem for the delivery of health care services.
Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing 11/6/2013
These two toolsets offer step-by-step guides for implementing an electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) system in different settings.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.