Define your role on the changing healthcare team.
The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing a dramatic transition as the industry strives to achieve the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) to improve an inefficient, unsustainable system. Patient care is becoming more integrated and coordinated, focusing on the value and quality of care rather than on volume of services provided. Coordinated care teams provide patient-centered care and provider reimbursement is based on outcomes.
Since the complexity of patient care has increased, there is a need for interaction and communication between a patient’s care team—which may include healthcare providers, payers, community services, hospitals, pharmacists, care managers, regulators, family caregivers and others, with the patient at the center.
The Emerging Role of the Pharmacist in the Healthcare Ecosystem eBook addresses the changing healthcare environment and the importance of technology as a tool to achieve improved care and efficiency and describes expanded opportunities for pharmacists to play new strategic roles.