ASHP is pleased to announce the selection of PharmAcademic from the McCreadie Group, Inc., to support the evaluation of residents and to provide documentation of a systems-based approach to training for ASHP-accredited residencies under the new, recently-approved PGY1 residency standard.
Since 2007, McCreadie Group has partnered with ASHP to offer ResiTrak to all ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. PharmAcademic and its companion product, PharmPortfolio, are used by leading colleges of pharmacy to manage experiential education, curricular outcomes, assessments and student portfolios.
“ASHP has been able to promote systematic program design, timely feedback to residents and the maintenance of documentation required for accreditation by working with the McCreadie Group and offering ResiTrak as a member benefit,” said Janet Silvester, M.B.A., FASHP, Vice President of Accreditation Services. “The tool supports program growth by automating much of the documentation needed from our residency programs. We look forward to continuing working with the McCreadie Group to support the new residency standard.”
PharmAcademic, software that streamlines the management of the elements associated with pharmacy student education, will be expanded to include the functionality of ResiTrak, McCreadie Group's residency management software. The resulting product, a newly-enriched PharmAcademic, will support both college of pharmacy and residency-specific requirements while allowing program directors and preceptors to use one application to manage both students and residents (in sites where the schools or colleges of pharmacy use PharmAcademic). The enhanced PharmAcademic software will be available to PGY1 Pharmacy Programs for the 2015-16 residency year. ResiTrak will continue to be supported until all PGY1 and PGY2 programs have converted to the new standard.
“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with ASHP through the existing ResiTrak system and now PharmAcademic” says Scott R. McCreadie, President of the McCreadie Group. “Combining these products will better serve the pharmacy education providers, students and residents through comprehensive electronic tools to help measure student and resident competencies and facilitate improvements in operational efficiencies of the programs.”
More information about PharmAcademic and Frequently Asked Questions are available within the ResiTrak application.
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org
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About The McCreadie Group
The McCreadie Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide software solutions for pharmacy applications in healthcare, research and educational settings. Our goal is to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, safety and compliance in the pharmacy profession by delivering innovative software and consultative support. To learn more about McCreadie Group and its products, visit www.mccreadiegroup.com