CPE Credit
Insight Session Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy’s Role in Optimizing Medication Use and Quality for Patients with Chronic Disease

August 26, 2019

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 254

All Attendees

ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-0000-19-010-L04-P

Community pharmacy is uniquely positioned and well-equipped to improve medication use and quality in healthcare, but the full potential and opportunity in this space has been largely unrealized. Join us to learn more about an exemplary model in community pharmacy that has advanced chronic care for patients by optimizing medication use to reduce downstream healthcare costs. Topics covered will include chronic care management, quality metrics, and more.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe opportunities for community pharmacy to improve chronic care for patients by optimizing medication use.
  • Discuss lessons learned from the collaborative “COMM” model, which produced a successful reduction in downstream costs through improved medication management.
  • Identify strategies to implement pharmacy practice changes to improve healthcare quality for patients.

Claiming Credit:
Participation in the full session, including question and answer period are required for credit. One contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be awarded for the activity. This is a knowledge-based activity. Target audience: Community pharmacists and industry professionals in pharmacy operations, pharmacy practice and clinical issues. There is no fee for processing.

ACPE NACDS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Following the live session, visit the NACDS Education website to claim credit.

Crystal Lennartz, PharmD, MBA

Vice President, Pharmacy Performance, McKesson Corporation

Crystal Lennartz is currently the VP, Pharmacy Performance for Health Mart Atlas, McKesson Corporation’s managed-care solution. She leads the team responsible for managing a high-performing pharmacy network across ~7,100 pharmacies.

Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA

Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services, Towncrest Pharmacies

Dr. Randy McDonough is co-owner of Towncrest, Solon Towncrest, and Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies. He is also co-founder/co-owner of Innovative Pharmacy Solutions. He oversees Towncrest Pharmacy’s clinical services including MTM services, nursing home consulting, wellness screenings, immunizations, and adherence services. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and quality assurance for all aspects of the clinic and services.