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How Big Pharmacies Employ Pharmacists to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

As we have discussed in our previous blog, hospitals are currently in the process of adjusting to the Value Based Purchasing (VBP) system mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  One of the key measures hospitals are subject to is readmissions of recently discharged patients for the same condition (DRG), or so-called “bounce backs”. An important … Continue reading How Big Pharmacies Employ Pharmacists to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Pharmacists Help Hospitals Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

Recently, healthcare administrators have become keenly focused on patient experience and satisfaction as a result of the new Value Based Purchasing (VBP) system, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act.  Under the VBP system, hospitals are paid for in-patient acute care services based on the quality of the care that is provided instead of just … Continue reading Pharmacists Help Hospitals Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

What Makes a Successful Pharmacist?

People often wonder if they carry the traits that would make them good at their dream job.  Well, if you are interested in becoming a pharmacist, you are in luck – many educators and researchers have employed a variety of psychological and personality tests to pharmacy students to determine what traits make a successful pharmacist. … Continue reading What Makes a Successful Pharmacist?