Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Resource Center

Key Resources

  • SNOMED CT Implementation: A Beginner’s Guide [PHIT; PDF]
    Use this document to get up to speed on SNOMED CT clinical documentation and develop a plan for implementation within your system. Additional documents under “Implementation Resources” supplement this guide.

  • Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) [ONC; Weblink]
    Locate pharmacy value sets within VSAC to guide implementation SNOMED CT clinical documentation implementation. Access to VSAC requires a free Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) login.Value Set Inquiry/Request [PHIT; Weblink]

  • How-To Access Value Sets via VSAC [PHIT; PDF]

  • Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) Collaboration Tool [ONC; Weblink]
    Pharmacy value sets are posted here for public comment and on-going maintenance. Access to the Collaboration Tool also requires a UMLS login. After accessing the Tool, see instructions on how to access pharmacy-specific value set sites.

  • Value Set Inquiry/Request [PHIT; Weblink]

  • How-To Submit Code/Value Set Requests [PHIT; Weblink]

  • PHIT SNOMED CT Request Tracker [PHIT; Excel]


General Resources

  • Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Overview [PHIT; Webinar]
  • The Roadmap for Pharmacy HIT Integration in U.S. Health Care 2014-2017 [PHIT; PDF]
  • The Roadmap for Pharmacy HIT Integration in U.S. Health Care 2011-2015 [PHIT; PDF]
  • Pharmacists' Clinical Role in Health IT [Pharmacy Times; Weblink]
  • The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Pharmacy Practice [Drug Topics; Weblink]
  • What Meaningful Use Means for Pharmacy [AJHP/Medscape; Weblink]
  • Pharmacist Patient Care Process [JCCP; Webinar]
  • Glossary – Health IT Terms [NLM; Weblink]

Implementation Resources

  • Overview of Pharmacists' Role of mHealth in Medication Adherence [PHIT; PDF]
  • Electronic Health Record Certification: Making the Pharmacist’s Case to System Vendors by Practice Specific Settings [PHIT; PDF]
  • SNOMED CT is Coming to Pharmacy: A Primer [Pharmacy Times; Weblink]
  • Clinical Documentation: Using a Structured Coding System – SNOMED CT [PHIT; PDF]
  • Documenting Medication Management Using SNOMED CT Codes [PHIT; PDF]
  • Clinical Documentation Process in Pharmacy Practice Settings [PHIT; PDF]
  • Case Study: Pharmacists Working in Collaboration With Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals [PHIT; PDF]
  • Pharmacist EHR Implementation Guide for Community Practice [HL7/PHIT; PDF]
  • System Vendor Checklist for Pharmacist Clinical Documentation Workflow [PHIT; PDF]
  • EHR Certification: Making the Pharmacists' Case to System Vendors [PHIT; PDF]
  • Integrating Pharmacists into Health Information Exchanges [PHIT; PDF]
  • New Codes for Transitional Care and Chronic Care Coordination [PHIT; PDF]
  • Environmental Scan of Pharmacogenomics Coding [PHIT; PDF]

Additional Technical Resources

  • SNOMED CT Resource Guides [IHTSDO; Weblink]
  • SNOMED CT Basics for Clinical Staff [AHIMA/IHTSDO; PDF)
  • Consolidated C-CDA Overview [HHS; Weblink]
  • Implementation Guide for Consolidated CDA [HL7; Weblink]
  • Recommendations for Use of the HL7 Consolidated CDA Template for Pharmacy [NCPDP; PDF]
  • Pharmacy Provider EHR Functional Profile [NCPDP/HL7; Weblink]

Demonstration Projects & Funding Resources

  • HITECH Matching Funds to Help Professionals and Hospitals Eligible for Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments Connect to Other Medicaid Providers, SMD# 16-003 [CMS; PDF]
  • Medicare Part D Enhanced MTM Model [CMS Innovation Center; Weblink]

Other Resources

  • Personal Health Records (PHR) – Resources for Clinicians & Consumers [BCBS; Weblink]
  • Blue Button Pledge [HHS; Weblink]
  • Implementation Toolsets for E-prescribing [AHRQ; Weblink]
  • Comments from Shelly Spiro at the Annual Pharmacy Home Project Meeting [Weblink]
  • AMCP on Health Information Technology [AMCP; Weblink]
  • HIT Enablement of Medicare-Related Care Coordination [PCPCC; Weblink]
  • GAO Report on Health Care Delivery [GAO; Weblink]