Tenets of Health Care Reform: A Renaissance for Every Pharmacist

Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA, Co-Editor Directions in Pharmacy
Published Online: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Here are tenets pharmacists can embrace and incorporate into their daily practice. 
Regardless of how the Affordable Care Act is implemented in the coming months and years, these are the general tenets of Health Care Reform as we view them. The editors believe that pharmacists would do well to incorporate these tenets into their daily practice in order to maximize their role within the 21st-century health care team. We encourage you to embrace these tenets, regardless of your role within the health care system or the setting in which you practice. The Directions in Pharmacy series of supplements has been designed to help pharmacists better understand the nature and magnitude of changes underway throughout the entirety of the health care system. We hope that you find them interesting and helpful.

The Tenets
  • Reduced Cost Shifting and Increased Sharing of Risk with Providers
  • Increased Focus on Prevention
  • Increased Accountability
  • Increased Cross-Setting and Inter-Entity Collaboration
  • Increased Capture, Exchange, and Application of Data
The Results
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • The “Health Home”
  • The “Medical Neighborhood”
  • The Accountable Care Organization
  • Global Payment and Quality Contracting
  • Shared Savings Contracting
  • A Renaissance of the Pharmaceutical Care Movement?


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