Pharmacy Management Course

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Educational Institution
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Self Reflection Activities
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

Located in Searcy, Arkansas, the College of Pharmacy at Harding University offers a four-year program of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.  The program consists of three years of didactic instruction and early pharmacy practice experiences followed by a fourth year comprised entirely of advanced pharmacy practice experiences.  Interprofessional education is utilized throughout Harding's Pharm.D. curriculum fostering an environment where students benefit from interactions with those in other health sciences programs including nursing and physician assistant students.  During their second year in the program, students take a pharmacy practice management course that addresses the discussion and analysis of management principles in relation to community and institutional pharmacy management, including planning, organizing, motivation, controlling and marketing.  This course curriculum includes a two to four hour lecture where students learn about the medical home model. The lecture includes a review of “what is the medical home model”, how pharmacists can participate in quality improvement methods, and how to create a business model for patient-centered integrated care.  

Targeted Professions
Ambulatory Care
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Risk identification
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Health information technology, including e-communications with patients & other providers
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Business models for patient-centered integrated care
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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