November 5, 2015
PACE Case: Improving Parkinson's Symptom Control

An 85 y/o male with history of Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, CVD, and atrial fibrillation (AFib) is currently being treated for tremors with carbidopa/levodopa CR 25/100mg ER three times daily.   

Other medications include:
  • aspirin 81mg daily
  • pravastatin 40mg daily
  • duloxetine 30mg daily
  • dronedarone 400mg every 12 hours
  • carvedilol 3.125mg twice daily
  • furosemide 40mg daily
  • isosorbide ER 30mg daily
  • diltiazem 360mg ER daily, and
  • tramadol 50mg prn.
The physician contacted his CareKinesis clinical pharmacist, inquiring about adding either rasagiline or primidone to this regimen for better Parkinson's symptom control.

Quote of the Month
 
"CareKinesis pharmacy communication is outstanding
in preventing adverse events and focuses on patient safety ."

 - Martha Sheely, RN, BSN
 - Chief Quality & Compliance Officer, Mercy LIFE Philadelphia
E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)
The EireneRx medication management and reporting platform has been approved for electronic prescribing of controlled substances as a result of receiving Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certification

InfoGard Laboratories, Inc. completed a successful audit and verification, and report that EireneRx meets all the requirements of the mandatory Code of Federal Regulations. 

EireneRx was designed to provide prescribers with comprehensive PACE clinical decision-support components, based on both evidence and patient-specific information. We are excited that EireneRx is now an all-encompassing e-prescribing solution for our PACE partners.
NPA & A Night at the Museum!
CareKinesis extends a warm congratulations to the National PACE Association for hosting another successful annual conference! 

Because the 2015 conference was in our home city, Philadelphia, many of our PharmDs and CPhTs met the PACE partners they've known and supported for years. And we were proud to showcase our clinical pharmacist experts at two "Pharmacy Topics" educational sessions.

Thanks to all of you who attended our PACE appreciation dinner, "A Night at the Museum." Here's a link to the CK video we showed that night. And, in case you missed them, check out our exhibit booth and poster presentation!
Upcoming Educational Webinars

 

EireneRx 101

November 12 @ 1pm ET 

 

Drug-Drug Interactions and Pharmacogenomics in the Elderly

November 10 @ 11am ET

November 12 @ 3pm ET

 

e-MAR - New and Improved!
December 8 @ 3pm ET

 

Check out our new site: www.CareKinesis.com !
We are passionate about improving lives for PACE participants through medication risk mitigation. For more information, visit www.CareKinesis.com
or call 888-974-2763.
  
Happy Autumn!