The National Community Pharmacists Association today announced a new educational program to empower community pharmacy owners to re-engineer their practices to participate in clinical service opportunities.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced a new educational program to empower community pharmacy owners to re-engineer their practices to participate in clinical service opportunities. The Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp, to be held Aug. 12-13 in Alexandria, Va., will feature peer-to-peer learning and best practices from five speakers who have successfully implemented expanded clinical services in community pharmacies.
"The health care market is evolving to a value-based model, and it's more important than ever for community pharmacies to evolve their business model today to be more successful tomorrow," said NCPA President Bradley J. Arthur, RPh, co-owner of Black Rock Pharmacy and Brighton-Eggert Pharmacy in Buffalo, N.Y. "I am excited about this new program from NCPA because it will help many pharmacy owners get started with the process of expanding their pharmacy's clinical services and filling gaps in care in their local communities. I encourage pharmacy owners and managers to join us in August for this energetic and in-depth look at how to re-invent your business."
The day-and-a-half-long program will provide 7.5 hours of continuing education credits and cover topics such as optimizing the dispensing process; streamlining workflow and engaging staff; financial considerations for building an expanded services portfolio; how to use technology to document clinical encounters; and developing a brand to launch a new suite of services. Featured speakers at the program include David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE, Chief of Innovation and Co-Founder of Creative Pharmacist; Joe Moose, PharmD, co-owner of Moose Pharmacy in Concord, N.C.; Richard N. "Tripp" Logan, III, PharmD, part owner of L & S Pharmacy, Medical Arts Pharmacy, and New Madrid Pharmacy in Missouri; Elaine Ladd, PharmD, ABAAHP, FAARFM, owner of Ladd Family Pharmacy in Boise, Idaho; and Ashley Branham, PharmD, BCACP, director of clinical services at Moose Pharmacy.
Boot Camp attendees will also have opportunities for ongoing interaction with the speakers after the program is over through a series of conference calls so they can continue to get advice and feedback while implementing changes in their pharmacy.