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5 tips to make new framework work for you and your patients

June 26, 2012

The new pharmacy services framework comes into effect on July 1. Do you want to take advantage of the opportunities it presents, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve assembled five tips plus ACP resources to get you started.

 Tips Resources

1. Be innovative – re-engineer information and workflow patterns to optimize the use of human resources and minimize redundancy.

2. Be accessible – success depends on pharmacists engaging with patients to both assess and understand their needs and to support them with interventions to resolve them.


3. Be patient-centered – assess your patients’ needs, understand their health, and identify drug related problems; determine solutions and act upon them.

4. Be relevant – exercise reasonable judgment in an informed manner, and respond to the needs of your patients.

5. Be team oriented – intraprofessional collaboration is as important as interprofessional collaboration. Help both your pharmacy team and your colleagues in other health professions know how your practice will be changing, how you want to work together, and how these changes will benefit patients.

For updates and details on the pharmacy services framework, look to the RxA website:

For billing information, watch for the Benefact from Alberta Blue Cross.