CTC-RI Hosts Pharmacy Quarterly Learning Collaborative: Reducing Preventable Hospitalizations and ED Usage
In May, CTC-RI hosted the final quarterly learning collaborative for the Pharmacy Quality Improvement Initiative with 46 participants attending this virtual learning collaborative session. Each practice has worked to reduce preventable hospitalizations and emergency department usage through team-based care, with a focus on a specific AIM. During the meeting, 1 member from each of the 7 practices shared outcomes from the project, lessons learned, and next steps/plans for sustainability. The practices also submitted storyboards, which are detailed presentations on the methods and outcomes relating to the program. Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) also provided a data analysis summary using practice data. RIQI was able to highlight socio-demographics of hypertension, common diagnoses in the ED amongst hypertensive patients, and the lack of anti-hypertensive medications recently filled amongst ED patients. During the meeting, Maureen Maigret shared a link to The Affordable Connectivity Program - a government program meant to assist low-income families attain internet access and electronics. Kelley Doherty Sanzen, PharmD, PAHM, CDOE provided content expert practice facilitation support for the participating practices. This initiative is jointly funded by UnitedHealthcare and the Rhode Island Department of Health and is offered in partnership with the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Recording Link and Presentation Link
Be on the lookout for our next call for applications which will focus on improving population health in primary care through ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) or professional use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) scheduled to start in August 2022.