Transitions of Care SIG

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Transitions of Care SIG Community


Mission
The mission of the APhA-APPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group (SIG) is to create a professional network of pharmacists and technicians who are working to overcome the transitional challenges and enhance the collaboration among pharmacists in all practice settings as they provide care to patients during transitions to/from various health care settings.

Purpose

The purpose of the APhA-APPM Transitions of Care SIG is to provide a community where pharmacists and technicians in all practice settings can navigate the complex health care system by sharing ideas on how to collaborate in optimizing transitions of care.


APhA-APPM Transitions of Care SIG Leaders

SIG Leaders

2018-19 SIG Committee Leaders

  • Practice Committee Co-Chairs: Laressa Bethishou & Jessica Wooster
  • Communications Committee Co-Chairs: Amulya Uppala & Elizabeth Englin
  • Webinar Committee Co-Chairs: Paul Boylan & Danielle Candelario
APhA-APPM Transitions of Care SIG Committees

Practice Committee

Purpose: To focus on projects related to developing tools and resources for pharmacists and technicians in various transitions of care practice settings; and to responsible for keeping the TOC toolkit updated with relevant information.  

2019-20 Charges: 

  • To develop tools and resources for pharmacists and technicians in various transitions of care practice settings
  • To review and update the TOC toolkit including the communications template

Communications Committee

Purpose: To lead SIG members in conversations related to care transitions including: policy and procedures; current research or articles; practice innovations; and payment models. The committee will use the APhA ENGAGE platform to share ideas and resources among SIG members and highlight current APhA members practicing in TOC.

2019-20 Charges:

  • To serve as the SIG ENGAGE moderators
  • To advertise new and existing TOC resources, including the TOC toolkit, through the ENGAGE platform
  • To publish quarterly newsletters
  • To lead SIG members in conversations related to care transitions including: policy and procedures; current research or articles; practice innovations; and payment models 
  • To utilize the SIG ENGAGE platform to share ideas and resources among SIG members and to highlight 

Webinar Committee

Purpose: To coordinate webinars over the year utilizing the toolkit; to determine webinar topics can be based on SIG ENGAGE community discussions, the SIG annual business meeting (during APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition), and SIG members’ input. The committee will work with APhA staff to determine speakers, timing, and management of the webinar(s).

2019-20 Charges: 

  • To coordinate CPE webinars over the academy year 
  • To identify webinar topics based on SIG ENGAGE community discussions, the SIG business meeting, and SIG members’ input

Call for Committee Leaders and Members

The APhA-APPM Transitions of Care SIG is seeking APhA members to serve as Co-Chairs and Members for their 2019-20 committees. Apply today!


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