FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michelle Fritts
June 28, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative (Collaborative) today announced two new members have joined the Collaborative’s mission. The primary work of the Collaborative is to ensure the meaningful use of standardized electronic health records (EHR) that support safe, efficient and effective medication use, continuity of care and provide access to the patient-care services of pharmacists with other members of the interdisciplinary patient care team.
The Collaborative’s new Associate Members include:
Formed in the fall of 2010, the Collaborative is focused on improving patient care quality and outcomes, through the integration of pharmacists’ patient care services into the national health information technology (HIT) infrastructure. The group is pursuing EHR standards that effectively support the delivery, documentation of and billing for pharmacist-provided patient care services across all care settings. The Collaborative influences HIT policy through unified, consistent communications to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and other HIT organizations about pharmacist-provided patient care services and pharmacists’ contributions to the CMS and ONC defined meaningful use of EHR.
About the Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative
The Collaborative is focused on influencing the structure, development and implementation of the U.S. health HIT infrastructure to assure safe, efficient and effective medication use through pharmacist-provided patient care services working with the interdisciplinary patient care team. Founded by nine pharmacist organizations, the Collaborative seeks to ensure that the pharmacist’s role of providing patient care services is integrated into the National HIT interoperable framework. The founding organizations of the Collaborative represent pharmacists working in all patient care settings within the health care system, in addition to many other facets of pharmacy including pharmacy education and pharmacy education accreditation. For more information, visit www.pharmacyhit.org/.