Healthcare metrics: Where do pharmacists add value?
Pamela Hsieh talks with two authors, Jannet Carmichael (pictured) and Anne Nguyen, about the goals of healthcare metrics. The discussion touches on defining outcomes and the place of pharmacists in improving quality of patient care.
Highlights from 2015 ASHP National Survey
William Zellmer talks with Douglas Scheckelhoff about findings from the 2015 ASHP National Survey: Patient Monitoring and Education. Some of the findings that are discussed include medication therapy monitoring, changes in numbers of pharmacists who practice in patient care areas, and the evolving roles of pharmacy technicians, among other things.
Data, Technology, and Patient Empowerment
William Zellmer talks with two authors, Kevin Marvin (top) and Edward Li (bottom), about recommendations from the 2016 Pharmacy Forecast Report. The discussion touches on the importance of capturing real-time healthcare data and promoting patient empowerment.
Acetaminophen Dose Monitoring in Inpatient Settings
William Zellmer speaks with Christina Myers (top) and Leigh Ann Milburn (bottom) about recommendations from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs regarding dose accumulation monitoring for acetaminophen in the inpatient setting (in August 1, 2016, issue of AJHP).
2016 Pharmacy Forecast Report
Pamela Phelps and Cynthia Williams discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, recommendations from the 2016 Pharmacy Forecast Report.
Risk factors for errors in automated i.v. compounding
Authors Alex Lin and John Hingl discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, the errors associated with automated compounding of i.v. medications at a pediatric hospital. (June 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).
Trends in drug expenditures and projections for 2016
William Zellmer interviews Glen Schumock and Michelle Wiest, coauthors of "National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2016" (in July 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).
Selecting drug–drug interactions for clinical decision support
Zellmer interviews Daniel Malone, coauthor of Recommendations for selecting drug-drug interactions for clinical decision support (in April 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).
Survey of emergency pharmacy practice in U.S.
William Zellmer interviews Michael Thomas and Asad Patanwala, co-authors, A National Survey of Emergency Pharmacy Practice in the United States (in March 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).
Pharmacy Forecast 2016
Enhancing Continuity and Reducing Fragmentation in Patient Care: Recommendations from Pharmacy Forecast 2016. William Zellmer interviews Rita Shane, Scott Knoer, and Lee Vermeulen.
Pharmacist role in reducing sepsis-related mortality
William Zellmer interviews James R. Beardsley, lead author, "Pharmacist involvement in a multidisciplinary initiative to reduce sepsis-related mortality" (in February 1, 2016, issue of AJHP).
A Pharmacy Student Research Program
Milena McLaughlin describes her experience with involving pharmacy students in research at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. McLaughlin is lead author of "Development of a pharmacy student research program at a large academic medical center," which appears in the November 1, 2015, issue of AJHP.
Reducing Frequency of Severe Hypoglycemia
William Zellmer speaks with Paul Milligan about the approach taken in a large healthcare system to reduce the frequency of severe hypoglycemia. (in October 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)
Frequency and Risk of Medication Errors
William Zellmer interviews Christy Gorbach and Kevin Garey, coauthors of Frequency of and risk factors for medication errors by pharmacists during order verification in a tertiary care medical center (in September 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)
Sterile Compounding Risks
Respecting the risks of sterile compounding. Guy Hasegawa, Senior Editor of AJHP, interviews author Ross Thompson. (in August 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)
ASHP National Survey
William Zellmer interviews Douglas Scheckelhoff, one of the authors of ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings: Dispensing and administration–2014 (in July 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)
Traumatic Injury Massive Transfusion Protocol
Addition of tranexamic acid to a traumatic injury massive transfusion protocol in June 15, 2015, issue of AJHP. Paul Huiras discusses with Pamela Hsieh how tranexamic acid was added to a traumatic injury massive transfusion protocol.
AJHP Residents Publication
"Pharmacy leaders of tomorrow shaping practice today" (June 1, 2015, issue of AJHP). Bryan McCarthy and David Reardon, founders of the Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents and current contributing editors for AJHP Residents Edition, speak with William Zellmer.
Integrating Ambulatory Care Centers into Oncology Network
Authors Susan Skledar and Andrew Doedyns discuss with Pamela Hsieh, Assistant Editor for AJHP, how nineteen ambulatory care centers were integrated into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center oncology network in compliance with regulatory and quality standards. The article under discussion appears in the January 15, 2015, issue of AJHP.
Enhancing the Role of Pharmacy Technicians
Updated Jan. 205 - Douglas Scheckelhoff and Janet Silvester talk with William Zellmer regarding recent developments related to enhancing the role of pharmacy technicians.
C. Richard Talley Retires
William Zellmer talks with C. Richard Talley, retiring Editor in Chief of AJHP, regarding key changes he has observed in biomedical publishing during his 37 years of service to ASHP and his hopes for the future of AJHP.
The Creation of CPPA
Lynnae Mahaney, Executive Director of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, the driving force behind the creation of CPPA and its primary areas of focus. (October 15, 2014, issue of AJHP).
Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative
Interview with Dr. Evelyn Handel and Dr. Morgan Smith, co-authors of Implementation of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative within comprehensive cancer centers (in October 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Evelyn Handel and Morgan Smith speak with William Zellmer.
Readmissions to Emergency Department
Effects of a hospitalwide pharmacy practice model change on readmission and return to emergency department rates (September 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Sammuel Anderegg and Samaneh Wilkinson speak with William Zellmer.
Scope of Practice in California
California's New Law That Expands Pharmacy's Scope of Practice. Daniel Robinson speaks with William Zellmer.
Antimicrobial Stewardship First-year Results
"Implementation and first-year results of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community hospital” (June 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors James Bartlett and Patricia Siola speak with William Zellmer.
Survey: Pharmacy-based Transition-of-care Activities
Variations in pharmacy-based transition-of-care activities in the United States: A national survey” (April 15, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Nadia Haque and David Chen speak with William Zellmer.
Impact of Shortages on Patient Care
Impact of shortages of injectable oncology drugs on patient care (April 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Jennifer Goldsack and Cynthia Reilly speak with William Zellmer.
he Institute for Safe Medication Practices
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices' activities and achievements and their impact on improving patient safety. Michael Cohen speaks with William Zellmer.
Multiple Sclerosis Management
Integrated clinical and specialty pharmacy practice model for management of patients with multiple sclerosis (in March 15, 2014, issue of AJHP). Author Rebekah Hanson speaks with William Zellmer.
Pharmacy Residency Program Selection Process
Incorporating multiple mini interviews in the postgraduate year 1 pharmacy residency program selection process (February 15, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Douglas Oyler and Aaron Cook speak with William Zellmer.