Transitions of Care: Enhancing the Role of Pharmacist and Improving Patient Outcomes

This activity focuses on the role of the hospital-based pharmacist as part of the health care team. Content will review effective models for transition of care that reduce readmission rates and maximize utilization of pharmacists’ expertise.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of transitions of care on the healthcare system.
  • Identify potential barriers that may hinder successful care transitions.
  • Explain best practices from the Joint Commission, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and various advocacy groups to improve transitional models of care.
  • Identify resources to help support pharmacists and pharmacy support staff involved in transitions of care.


Ava Messayami, PharmD is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Mount Auburn Hospital. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in May 2021. Dr. Mayssami’s areas of interests include informatics and academia. After completing her PGY-1 residency, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 residency in informatics.

Residency Mentor: Timothy Hudd, PharmD

Registration Fee: This module is provided free of charge to all.

Release Date: December 17, 2021
Expiration Date: December 19, 2022   
ACPE UAN: 0026-0000-21-012-H04-P
ACPE Topic Designator: Pharmacy Administration
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEU)

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs).

In order to receive credit, the participant must review the entire presentation and complete the post-test and evaluation form. Upon completion participant credit will be reported to CPE Monitor. Transcripts may be printed from CPE Monitor.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adheres to the ACPE Standards regarding commercial support of continuing pharmacy education. It is the policy of MCPHS that the speakers and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Ava Messayami, Timothy Hudd and MCPHS CE Staff hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies relevant to the content being presented.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.