With an increasing number of the Medicare population taking prescription medications and seeing multiple providers, medication safety in all health care settings is essential to care coordination and improving the health of Medicare beneficiaries.
Pharmacies and pharmacists have a vital role in the QIN-QIO quality improvement work, specifically related to improving medication safety and reduce Adverse Drug Events (ADEs). The New England QIN-QIO is partnering with pharmacies to:
- improve proper use and coordination of medication to reduce hospital readmissions
- improve adult immunization rates
- improve care transitions
- combat antibiotic resistant bacteria through Antibiotic Stewardship
See the initiatives below for more information and to learn how you can get involved.