Tag: patient centered care

Why Europe? Why Now?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 27, 2017

The 2018 America’s Pharmacy Tour has been invited to Europe and the Ukraine to share and contrast current directions for community and hospital pharmacy including healthcare. The first visit location in December of 2017 is Kyiv, Ukraine. Why the visit to Ukraine first…which is not a member of the European Union? Read more ...

Personalized Therapeutics through Pharmacogenomics

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 8, 2017

Introduction Most healthcare professionals are aware of the emerging field of pharmacogenomics. Many are not aware however that it is nearing its 15th year of pursuit to combine the science of how drugs work (pharmacology) with the science of the human genome (genomics). Although the field of pharmacogenomics is still in its infancy with only limited use in select disease areas such as cancer, cardiovascular challenges, HIV, Alzheimer’s and asthma, the coordination between United States research centers is accelerating the pace and implementation in several new disease states. This approach to personalized medicine is a significant departure from previous drug development where the idea has existed that each drug works pretty much the same in every individual and where by exception over time is has been learned that many different aspects must be considered when a medication is provided to the end user. Read more ...

What Do Pediatric and Geriatric Patients Have In Common?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 26, 2015

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Millennial mothers and elder caregivers know. When there is a need to provide odd-tasting medications to their children or age-challenged dependents, they go to their independent pharmacy ... and often use social media to send the success stories of how the adjusted taste improved adherence ...and re-tweet or re-pin their delight. Are you surprised that techno-elders who need comfortable tasting meds also have joined the social media? Who is the winner in these scenarios? Of course, it's the child, the mother, the elder and the independent pharmacy which provided the flavored medication. Read more ...

Pharmacists, Adherence and Almased: A Winning Triad Combination

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

The Adherence Action Agenda and Diabetes For years, pharmacists have acknowledged the guideline triad regarding prescription dispensing: Is there a known relationship between the patient, physician and pharmacist? Today, pharmacists have been challenged to support and advance a national agenda-The Adherence Action Agenda (A3)- following a report by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) in October of 2013. Read more ...

Primary Care and Pharmacy: Sooner or Later?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Primary Care IS Pharmacy! Who here senses…as I do…that pharmacy owners can effort ROI success by establishing primary care centers within their existing operations?  Are we “on the same page”? Read more ...

Which Pharmacies Are Now ePharmacies?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Independents? Chains? Outpatient Hospital Pharmacies? Which of these pharmacy organizations offer their customer/patients open access to their pharmacy medication profile? Which pharmacies have further expanded this client contact by offering mobile apps…eMobile? What’s the old expression? SNOOZE, you lose? Read more ...