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As some of the most readily accessible health care providers, community pharmacists can capture crucial details about a patient’s health care journey that may often be overlooked. They can help in understanding the full picture by analyzing factors like demographics, socioeconomic status, education level, and access to health care. The Pharmacist eCare Plan is a vital tool used for documenting these insights and sharing them with members of a patient’s health care team.
Why Use an eCare Plan?
Pharmacists can identify a patient’s health barriers outside of just the numbers shown on a screen. An eCare Plan compiles these factors into a concrete set of goals and actions to improve a patient’s overall health outcome. Using eCare Plans streamlines communication by collecting this data in a standardized format that can be easily shared between health care providers. This way, everyone who interacts with a patient will know their full health story and be able to make more informed decisions.
eCare Plans are crucial for keeping track of a patient’s progress as part of the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process – a method for providing patient-centered care through collaboration, communication, and documentation. The cycle flows through 5 steps:
- Collect: Gather objective and subjective information on a patient including medical history, current prescriptions, lifestyle habits, and other social determinants of health.
- Assess: Analyze the information to determine the effectiveness of any current medications and identify any gaps in patient care, such as opportunities for vaccination or other preventative health services.
- Plan: Create a personalized plan of action by outlining a detailed list of Care Goals for the patient.
- Implement: Take concrete steps to work towards achieving the patient’s goals and document all Care Actions that are taken.
- Follow-Up: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and modify it as needed.
Benefits of eCare Plans
Utilizing care goals and care actions in a pharmacy is important for providing a holistic, personalized level of care. In addition, pharmacies who submit eCare Plans to CPESN can be reimbursed for their value-based clinical services. Properly documenting and tracking all the steps taken to reach a patient’s health goals makes it easier to demonstrate the true value of the additional services provided. Each eCare Plan includes a payer section that acts as a means of claims submission for the pharmacy.
The benefits of implementing eCare Plans in a pharmacy setting are valuable for both the patient and the pharmacy. Expanding the use of eCare Plans will help to improve patient outcomes and reimburse independent pharmacists for practicing value-based care.
About the Author
PioneerRx is committed to saving and revitalizing independent pharmacy. With unmatched customer support and continuous updates, PioneerRx Pharmacy Software equips pharmacies to thrive in a clinical, patient-centered future. By implementing suggestions from users and paving the way for leading industry trends, they empower pharmacies for continued success and improved patient outcomes. See why PioneerRx is the most installed independent pharmacy software:
Additional note from PioneerRx: eCare Plans are built into the PioneerRx software. You can document Care goals and actions, and then the software will automatically create an eCare Plan for you to submit it to CPESN from within your patient profile.