Get Involved: Pharmacy HIT Collaborative

 

Have an interest or expertise in health information technology? Looking to get involved?
APhA is seeking members to serve on Pharmacy HIT Collaboartive workgroups and committees. 

 

About the Workgroups

The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s Volunteer Workgroups help facilitate the Collaborative’s efforts, particularly in regards to the Collaborative's Strategic Plan.  Their mission is to support the technical work of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative and improve the coding infrastructure necessary to support billing and documentation for pharmacist-provided patient care services.  Volunteer workgroup members are asked to participate in 2 one-hour conference calls each month.  

The objectives of the workgroups are to:

  1. Provide industry guidance necessary to support the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s strategic vision, mission, goals and objectives related to pharmacist-provided patient care services
  2. Integrate pharmacy into national organizations, systems, and coding nomenclature to support professional health care services documentation and claims transactions used by other health care providers, health care facilities, and health plans
  3. Support the Collaborative’s mission to provide the leadership necessary to position and secure pharmacy’s place in the standards development organizations (X12, HL7, and NCPDP)
  4. Provide structure to receive requests for pharmacist-provided billing and documentation code changes and design and implement processes to update codes overseen by the Collaborative
  5. Produce guidance documents to help educate pharmacists and the health care industry for the electronic collection, documentation and exchange of health information related pharmacist-provided patient care services

Learn more about the workgroups here.

About the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative

Formed in the fall of 2010, the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative’s vision and mission is for the US healthcare system to be supported by meaningful use of Health IT and the integration of pharmacists for the provision of quality patient care. In addition, to advocate and educate key stakeholders regarding the meaningful use of Health IT and the inclusion of pharmacists within a technology-enabled integrated health care system. The Collaborative’s goals seeks to ensure HIT supports pharmacists in health care service delivery, achieve pharmacists’ integration within health information exchange and support national quality initiatives enabled by Health IT. The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s founding organizations represent pharmacists in all patient care settings and other facets of pharmacy, including pharmacy education and pharmacy education accreditation. The Collaborative’s Associate Members represent e-prescribing networks, a standards development organization, transaction processing networks, pharmacy companies, system vendors and other organizations that support pharmacists’ services. The Collaborative was founded by nine pharmacy professional associations representing over 250,000 members and includes seven associate members from other pharmacy related organizations. For additional information, visit www.pharmacyhit.org.

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