November 2018
PACE Case: Recommending Precautionary Tests

A 68-year-old female participant with a past medical history of depression, essential tremor, hyperlipidemia, peripheral neuropathy, and unspecified pain is newly enrolled in PACE. The participant's medication regimen includes:
  • Acetaminophen 500 mg, 2 tabs every 6 hours, as needed
  • Vitamin D 50,000 iu, once a week
  • Citalopram 40 mg, daily
  • Gabapentin 300 mg, 3 times daily
  • Pravastatin 20 mg, daily
  • Primidone 50mg, 2 tabs 2 times daily
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Announces the Launch of CareVention HealthCare

Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) recently announced the launch of CareVention HealthCare, a comprehensive technology and consulting services division. CareVention, which represents the idea of care innovation and intervention to optimize health outcomes, aims to improve the integration of TRHC's subsidiary brands and industry-proven technology products and solutions for an enhanced client experience.

The 2018 National PACE Association (NPA) Annual Conference

CareVention HealthCare was delighted to host Portland Uncorked! - our PACE Appreciation Dinner, as well as the NPA's annual Awards Luncheon, at the 2018 NPA Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, last month. We had 250 attendees join us to honor Dr. Richard Schamp and to learn about the unveiling of CareVention HealthCare.

CareKinesis team members and clients presented educational sessions on the following topics:
  • Polypharmacy, How to Reduce Medication Risk
  • Pharmacy and Clinical Topics
  • Using Novel Risk Stratification and a System for Medication Risk Scoring of PACE Participants to Reduce Preventable Adverse Drug Events
  • The CMS 1/3 Financial Audits Are Changing - Are Your Adapting?
If you missed a session and would like to view the slides,  contact us.
CareKinesis Webinar Series - Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Therapy Guidance and Cost-Effectiveness Considerations

Join us on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Therapy Guidance and Cost-Effectiveness Considerations, presented by Lisa A. Banks, PharmD, BCGP, Vice President, Clinical Initiatives, CareKinesis.

The webinar will provide an overview of topics that will help the attendee:
  • Describe the healthcare industry's role in preventing and controlling the spread of Hepatitis C.
  • Explain the cost-effectiveness considerations for Hepatitis C treatment regimens.
  • Differentiate available Hepatitis C treatment regimens, including FDA-approved indications, mechanism of action, and clinical pearls.
  • Review guideline-based approaches to Hepatitis C treatment.
2018 Clinical Advisory Panel Meeting (CAP)

On September 20 - 21, CareKinesis hosted its 12th CAP meeting in Orlando, FL, bringing together PACE Medical Directors from across the country. The meeting provided a forum for CareKinesis clinical pharmacists to interact with the Medical Directors and encourage collaboration to benefit PACE participants.

Participants were able to earn CME, ACPE, and CNE continuing education credits, and view various clinical presentations.

Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA, Named 2018 Mid-Atlantic Women's Leadership Award Winner

Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA, received the CEO Report "Mid-Atlantic Women's Leadership Award" at a gala ceremony held October 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

CEO Report's Women's Leadership Award "honors CEOs and executives who are moving their companies and communities forward. The women selected are trailblazers in business and truly stand out for being passionate about philanthropy and inspiring up and coming leaders." Winners are selected based on criteria including their companies' growth and dedication to giving back to the community.

CareKinesis Pharmacy Recall Reminder

We are committed to our PACE participants' medication safety.  When an FDA recall is issued, CareKinesis communicates recall information within 24 - 72 hours of notification, based on the severity of the issue. CareKinesis only communicates recall information related to CareKinesis or Community pharmacy network inventory.  In other words, you will only hear from us if it impact your participants' medications and/or safety.

For questions, contact your CareKinesis Client Liaison or Pharmacy Operations Partner pharmacist. For general information about drug recalls, visit the FDA's drug recalls page.
TRHC Gives!

The damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Florence has been difficult for both the staff and participants at PACE Organizations impacted in Lafayette and Wilmington, NC. Once again, the TRHC family of companies put our fundamentals into action to help our PACE partners during their time of need. Employee donations to each PACE Organization were matched by TRHC and totaled $12,465 for each. We were thrilled by the generous response by our Team and their 'focus on others.'
CareKinesis and TRU PACE Educational Event

On Thursday, September 27, CareKinesis and TRU PACE hosted the "Unintentional Misuse of Opioids: Using Pharmacogenomics to Guider Therapy" educational event at Nissi's in Layfayette, CO. Participants were able to earn CE Credit and COPIC program points.

If you are interested in scheduling a continuing education event, please contact us today.
Educating our PACE Participants

At a recent PACE partner visit to CenterLight Healthcare, CareKinesis pharmacists addressed diabetes care and counseled participants on proper insulin therapy and hypoglycemia management. The sessions were well received, and the participants appreciated the training.

If you are interested in scheduling training for your participants, please let us know.
CareKinesis Continues to Support Health Literacy and Multi-Language Medication Tools for PACE

The multi-language and health literacy aids included in the EireneRx ® medication safety platform have had excellent uptake. PACE clients can easily access and view multi-language videos and instructions directly through links in participants' EireneRx ® medication profiles. Please let us know if we can help to further enhance utilization of these important tools.
Quote of the Month

"CareKinesis has been an essential partner in helping us keep our costs down, while promoting the best patient care and helping us improve our medication
management processes."

- Crystal Keith, RN, Quality Manager,  LIFE PACE Tulsa
Upcoming Events & Reminders

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the CareKinesis Family!