Risk Stratification to Guide Pharmacist Services

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-18-034-H04-P
Release Date:
September 26, 2018
Expiration Date: September 26, 2021
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for members of pharmacy teams looking to develop a risk stratification tool to guide pharmacist services, or for those with existing risk stratification tools that are not meeting current needs.

Activity Overview

Hospitals and health systems are tasked with increasing service offerings with little or no increase in available staff. In order to balance limited resources with patient needs, health systems often turn to risk stratification as a means of targeting patient care services to those patients with the greatest need or greatest likelihood of benefit. This activity will provide an overview of risk stratification and the approach used by two health systems to evaluate needs, select a risk stratification tool, and implement a process.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of incorporating predictive analytics into pharmacist workflows.
  • Identify benefits and challenges of implementing prioritization-driven transitions of care services with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Explain the process of conducting a needs assessment.
  • Describe how to select an appropriate risk stratification method.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Discuss risk stratification and the approach used by two health systems to evaluate needs.
  • Methods to select risk stratification tools.

Faculty Information

  • Cindy Brasher, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC
  • Rachel Hipp, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Manager (Transitions of Care), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Aubrie Rafferty, Pharm.D., BCPS, Transitions of Care Pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, Mission Hospital and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Ashevillle, NC
  • Erick Sokn, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS,Assistant Director, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

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View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.