The pharmacy profession is much more comprehensive than simply dispensing prescriptions in a traditional retail pharmacy or distributing medications to hospitalized patients. While those services are a critical component of our work, pharmacists and ancillary personnel have the training and licensure to provide a host of other valuable clinical services that benefit patient care and the bottom line, and we will help you determine which of the following services are the best fit for your unique needs as well as serve as a subject matter expert to walk you through the ins and outs of set up:
Start with collaboration
Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs), also knowns as Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements (CDTAs), are broadly defined as formal written agreements/protocols between pharmacists and authorized prescribers (e.g. MDs, DOs, ARNPs) that enable providers who diagnose and supervise the patient’s care to refer specific patient care functions to be overseen/carried out by a pharmacist. Patient care functions permitted by these agreements include allowing pharmacists to prescribe, modify, or discontinue medication therapy; order labs; administer vaccines; conduct point-of-care tests/health screens, and much more without the patient having to be seen by the provider.