How to improve chronic patient medication … in only 9 cases!!

17 Sep

Arantxa Arantxa Catalán, Head of AQuAS Pharmacy Assessment

To date, more than 900 physicians and primary care pharmacists have completed the “Management of chronic patient medication (MMPC)” an online course acreditated with 11.7 points by the Consell Català de Formació Continuada de les Professions Sanitàries (Catalan Council of Continuing Training of Sanitary Professions) which has just completed their 3rd edition.

Sense títolThe MMPC course consists of 3 modules and 9 real clinical cases of multi-medication and multi- pathology patients (Figure 1) and is a 60 hour training course. During this time and by solving each case, the trainee acquires the knowledge and skills needed for the processes of reconciliation, review and de-prescription of medication for chronic patients; knowledge and skills whose systematic application will certainly promote relevant changes in clinical practice. Continue reading

European Health Management Association (EHMA) Conference 2015: Special interest group session on best practice in management

9 Jul

Montse MoaharraMontse Moharra, OIGS AQuAS

The EHMA Annual Conference took place this year in Breda (The Netherlands). The main theme was on Evidence-Based Management which is inspired by the use of evidence in the decision making process of healthcare professionals assuming that the systematic use of the best available evidence in management decision making will improve healthcare provision. This year’s programme included several oral presentations within the Special Interest Group (SIG) session on best practice in management. The aim was to make participants familiar with different problem-solving approaches taken up in different European countries.

The Observatory of Innovation in Healthcare Management in Catalonia presented the three best practices selected from innovative experiences during this SIG session: Continue reading