CMUS hosts seminar on the development and implementation of pharmacy performance measures
The Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences has hosted a seminar on the development and implementation of pharmacy performance measures.
Assistant Professor Ben Urick from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill described how performance measures such as patient adherence to prescribed regimens and compliance with treatment guidelines are being incorporated into pharmacy funding models in the United States.
Enhanced performance by pharmacists is monitored using such measures and rewarded accordingly. Professor Urick was in Melbourne as part of a PharmAlliance project being conducted in collaboration with Monash University. Monash collaborator in the research, Project Pharmacist Director John Jackson said “local research is being undertaken to determine whether the framework for pharmacy performance measures developed by Prof Urick's group could be applied in Australia to create incentives for pharmacists to deliver enhanced care to patients".
PharmAlliance is a partnership between three of the world's most highly-regarded pharmacy schools – Monash University, University College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.