PharMerica Partners with the Association for Medication Education (AME) to Expand LTC Educational OpportunitiesNovember 8, 2023
PharMerica, a large-scale US pharmacy company, and AME, a leading provider of education for consultant pharmacists, pharmacists, nurses, and nursing home administrators, have teamed up with a common goal of expanding education to the long-term care community to positively impact resident care.
Through this partnership, the two organizations will collaborate on educational offerings featuring their own internal experts as well as other long-term care professionals. The programs will all be submitted for approval of CMEs for pharmacists and CEs for nursing staff and administrators to help them maintain their licensing requirements while staying up to date on the latest topics in the industry.
“We’re excited to work with AME to expand learning opportunities for our long-term care partners and beyond,” said Rebecca Wingate, Vice President of Clinical Operations, PharMerica. “Together, we aim to increase attendees’ knowledge of medication management and equip them with best practices to help navigate some of the biggest challenges they face today.”
The online courses will be available through PharMerica’s Illuminate education and thought leadership platform and/or through AME’s site (medicationeducation.org).
“Our vision has always been to educate as many learners as possible in the long-term care community, and this partnership increases our ability to do just that,” said Lisa Starnes, Executive Director for AME. “We see this as the logical next step in the growth of platform and hope that by joining forces, we can become the go-to educational resource on the appropriate use of medications for long-term care providers everywhere.”
About PharMerica: PharMerica is a large-scale provider of infusion and specialty pharmacy services, as well as home and community-based pharmacy solutions. The company filled over 34 million prescriptions in 2022 from over 180 pharmacies across all 50 states. PharMerica is a customer- and patient-focused organization serving health care providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals, as well as individuals with behavioral needs, individuals with infusion therapy needs, seniors receiving in-home care, and patients with cancer. The company provides highly accurate medication delivery and support services to over 350,000 patients with service reliability, cost containment solutions, and clinical, regulatory and educational support for its clients and their residents and patients.
About The Association for Medication Education (AME)
Founded in 2009 as the Florida Association of Consultant Pharmacists, AME has broadened our scope of educational offerings to reflect the expanding interests of our members in support of advancing the understanding of medications for all LTC professionals. We believe partnership with industry leaders and organizations contributes to this understanding and improves our ability to reach more learners in the many areas of long-term care, post-acute and senior living settings.