Collaborating for Better Care
Rice's Pharmacy puts great value in collaborating with providers in order to give patients better care.
Did You Know...
Did you know that high-risk patients with multiple disease states see an average of 13 different providers on a regular basis? Multiple providers prescribe multiple medications, which can lead to overmedication, confusion, and harmful interactions.
Another fact: patients see a physician just 3 times a years, compared to a pharmacist that sees the same patient 35 times a year. Therefore, by a physician alone, patient care is limited to few, though extremely valuable, touchpoints. As a pharmacy, our added connection allows us to drive home points that the healthcare provider directs in the medical office. Rice's Pharmacy is here to come alongside the healthcare provider to help provide collaborative care that results in better health outcomes for the patient.
Pharmacists and providers can identify high-risk patients and any who would benefit from enhanced services at Rice's. The physician can direct Rice's (pharmacists, techs, educators) on the best approach for patient care. It's a team effort to create better care - better health.
Work Together to Identify High-Risk Patients
The patient enrolls in Patient Care Services at Rice's and the Patient Care Coordinator will begin a relationship with the patient to improve medication adherence and overall health. Rice's offers many clinical services to better help with health goals. The Patient Care Coordinator is the primary point person between the health care provider and patient.
Patient Care Coordinator Connects with Patient
Rice's Patient Care Coordinator will update the physician with monthly progress reports and monthly meetings as desired and keep the physician notified of patient adherence issues and goals achieved.
Give Monthly Updates to Physician
The result is a more compliant patient.
A more compliant patient means less hospital readmissions and better overall health. And as an added bonus, the healthcare provider has a better health score.