February 28, 2017 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM ET
Examining the Latest Therapies and Quality Improvement Strategies for Heart Failure
This webcast is now available as an on-demand free CE activity at:
Up to 1.5 contact hours available for pharmacists. Pharmacists may upload the record of their completion to CPE Monitor immediately upon completing this activity.
|DISTINGUISHED FACULTY PRESENTERS
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of health-system pharmacy professionals.
|STATEMENT OF NEED / PROGRAM OVERVIEW
HF is the leading cause of hospitalization among adults >65 years of age in the United States. HF-associated hospitalization represents a noteworthy driver of health care-related costs as well as a surrogate marker for increasing mortality. Rehospitalization, despite improvement in outcomes with medical therapy, is also not uncommon: at least half of patients are readmitted to the hospital within 6 months of discharge. This exemplifies a key area of interest for health care decision makers across all disease states, since reducing readmission rates also reduces costs and indicates an improvement in the quality of care.
As the health care environment continues to evolve, a focus on comprehensive and collaborative disease management will assume a more prominent role within health care organizations. The rise of emerging care models such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) serve to highlight these changes. This symposium will provide health-system pharmacy professionals with the latest clinical updates and quality improvement strategies for HF to remain at the forefront of the industry and improve patient outcomes while managing overall quality.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate improved ability to:
Pharmacist Continuing Education
MER designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number - 0816-9999-16-090-L01-P
This activity is certified as Knowledge-based CPE.
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