IMPACT Care Transformation Institute

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The vision for the IMPACT Care Transformation Institute is to provide resources that help practitioners translate successful principles from the APhA Foundation into practices across the country and transform healthcare by helping providers implement patient-centered, team-based care that improves health outcomes. The APhA Foundation has secured multi-sponsor funding to support development of the infrastructure for the IMPACT Care Transformation Institute. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in Module 1: Designing Patient-Centered Team-Based Models of Care and Webinar 1: Implementing Innovative Patient-Centered, Team-Based Care with Aligned Incentives, the pharmacist will be able to:

1. Describe a framework that can be used to design innovative and successful patient-centered models of care.
2. Explain how the Innovation Arc framework can help implement an innovative idea in practice.
3. Describe ways practitioners can identify a need to develop a new model of care.
4. Identify key components of a proven care model for patient-centered, team-based care.
5. Discuss how structure and process influence outcomes.
6. Explain the PRIME criteria that can be used to assess a practice prior to implementing a new model of care.
7. Identify key factors that may impact implementation of a new model of care.
8. Discuss how to leverage the knowledge and skills of each provider to design models of care that provide value in various practices.
9. Analyze the needs of a practice and identify how an innovative model of care can address those needs.(Application-based)
10. Build an efficient team to deliver the innovative model of care in practice. (Application-based)
11. Construct a flow diagram for a new model of care that can be implemented in practice. (Application-based) 

After participating in Module 2: Building Sustainable Models for Patient Care Delivery in Practice and Webinar 2: Cultivating a Sustainable Practice Model and Scalable Service, the pharmacist will be able to:

1. Describe a stepwise approach to building a sustainable model of care.
2. Describe how to identify the priorities of a practice and build a model of care that addresses those needs.
3. Describe various payment models that exist in the health care delivery system.
4. Contrast the differences between the various payment models.
5. Identify quality measures that can be tied to payment in payment strategies that can be impacted by the innovative model of care.
6. Identify performance measures that can be tied to payment in payment strategies that can be impacted by the innovative model of care.
7. Identify key resources to stay informed about current and future payment changes.
8. Create a list of stakeholders involved in the model of care and identify each stakeholder's role and motivation for engaging in the model of care. (Application-based)
9. Build incentives in the model of care that will support sustainability. (Application-based) 
10. Quantify the initial and ongoing expenses associated with designing and implementing the innovative model of care. (Application-based)
11. Identify the priorities of the practice or organization and analyze how the innovative model of care will address these priorities. (Application-based)

After participating in Module 3: Evaluating Patient Care Models and Measures to Demonstrate Value and Webinar 3: Using Data to Demonstrate Value and Justify Services:

1. Identify the core components of the PDCA Model.
2. List types of information that can be collected by healthcare providers.
3. Explain the difference between privacy, confidentiality, and security.
4. Discuss the differences between minimum and maximum datasets.
5. Recognize the quality of evidence based on the methodology used to evaluate the data.
6. Describe how to assure a dataset is ready for analysis.
7. Describe methods for evaluating and justifying patient care services.
8. Describe effective formats for reporting data that has been analyzed.
9. Describe healthcare benchmarking and how it can be effectively utilized in analysis & reporting.
10. Identify how to effectively utilize data to demonstrate the value of the patient care services to key stakeholders/decision makers.
11. Create a maximum dataset that you would like to collect in your practice to evaluate your innovative model of care. (Application-based)
12. Establish the process for how you will receive and clean the collected data from your internal and external sources. (Application-based)
13. Modify the maximum dataset to create a minimum dataset that you will collect based on the resources in your practice. (Application-based)

After participating in "Putting it All Together to Invent Your Preferred Future", the pharmacist will be able to:

1. Analyze your practice using the PRIME criteria to determine if you are positioned to succeed with implementing an innovative model of care.
2. Invent a preferred future for your innovative model of care.
3. Develop a description of the innovative model of care.
4. Construct a one-page diagram that outlines the structure and process model that will be delivered by the innovative model of care.
5. Quantify the investment of resources that will be necessary to implement and sustain the innovative model of care.
6. Create a sustainability plan for the innovative model of care.
7. Build incentives in the model of care that will support sustainability.
8. Construct a minimum dataset that will be collected to evaluate your model of care.

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This home study CPE activity is approved for 14.5 contact hours of CPE credit (1.45 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-17-165-H04-P.

To obtain credit for "IMPACT Care Transformation Institute," complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial Release Date: May 30, 2017

Expiration Date: May 30, 2020


"IMPACT Care Transformation Institute" is a home study activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.            


This program is made possible and is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc., support from AstraZeneca, support from the Community Pharmacy Foundation, and support from the APhA Foundation.


Advisory Board

Marialice S. Bennett, BSPharm

Kelly A. Brock, PharmD

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, CDE, FAPhA

Benjamin M. Bluml, BSPharm


Marialice Bennett serves as a consultant to the APhA Foundation. 

Kelly Brock serves as a consultant to the APhA Foundation.  

Sandra Leal serves on the APhA Board of Trustees.

Benjamin Bluml is employed by the APhA Foundation.

APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. 

Activity Fee

Members $195

Non-members $495

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-165-H04-P 1.45 CEUs May 30, 2017 - May 30, 2020