ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exposition


December 3-7 marks the the annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exposition. The meeting plays host to over 25,000 international pharmacy professionals and provides valuable opportunities for professional development, networking, enhancing practice skills, and staying current with the latest products and innovations. Journal of Clinical Pathways will cover some of the most relevant and important discussions from this meeting.

Guideline-based management approaches can improve quality of care and outcomes for patients with heart failure and arrhythmic complications.

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Christiana Care Develops Criteria to Determine Cost-Effectiveness of Formulary List Drugs

The regularly utilized methods for determining whether medications should be placed on a hospital center’s formulary addition list do not include the necessary components for value assessments.

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More than 60% of patients prescribed antiretroviral therapy at a large community teaching hospital experienced at least one prescription error.

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Insulin-Dependent Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Face High Hospital Readmission Rates

Recently hospitalized patients with insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes experienced a significantly higher 90-day readmission risk than nondependent patients.

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Student Pharmacists Exhibit High Accuracy Rates for Medication Histories

Student pharmacists accurately acquired medication histories for more than 80% of patients admitted to a large academic hospital.

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Evidence-Based Practices Improve Value-Based Care Across Hospital System

The implementation of evidence-based treatment strategies has improved cost savings and supported value-based care models across three distinct oncology practices within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Multidisciplinary Program Reduces Drug Diversion, Promotes Drug Education

Hospital systems can reduce drug diversion among employees through the implementation of a multidisciplinary diversion reduction program.

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reimbursementPanel Examines Reimbursement Changes, Importance of Pharmacy Services

A panel presented at ASHP highlighted the anticipated advancements expected in payment models in 2018, alongside the use of analytics and claims data for optimal health care payment strategies.

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costDose-Rounding Improves Cost, Waste Savings of Cancer Therapies

The dose-rounding of certain monoclonal antibodies plus or minus 10% produced significant cost and waste saving.

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