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EPIC Pharmacies Deploys TRC’s Clinical Pharmacy Resources Toolkit

Evidence-based resources will help pharmacy teams improve patient care and outcomes

STOCKTON, Calif.—TRC, a leading provider of medication learning solutions and the author of Pharmacist’s Letter, today announced that EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. has deployed the company’s Clinical Pharmacy Resources Toolkit to independently owned pharmacies across the country. Equipping pharmacists with this toolkit ensures they have the latest clinical resources on top pharmacy topics such as medication therapy management, quality measures, and medication adherence, when and where they need it. By integrating these clinical services within the workflow, pharmacy teams can brush up on the latest evidence before the point of need, improving patient care and outcomes.

“Independent pharmacists are challenged to find enough time to carry out their daily clinical tasks while also delivering on patient-centered tasks, such as counseling and education,” says EPIC Pharmacies Chief Executive Officer Jay Romero, R.Ph. “However, providing exceptional patient care, implementing new services, and expanding existing services are essential for independent pharmacies to thrive in today’s chain-saturated marketplace.”

Medication learning solutions have become increasingly important to achieving positive patient outcomes. TRC created its Clinical Pharmacy Resources Toolkit to deliver targeted medication learning and continuing education in an easy to access format that provides the most relevant and timely information. From the authors of Pharmacist’s Letter and Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, the Clinical Pharmacy Resources Toolkit provides EPIC Pharmacies and EPIC Pharmacy Network (EPN) members quick and easy access to the latest clinical resources on top pharmacy topics including:

  • Immunizations
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Quality Measures and Star Ratings
  • Med Adherence and Med Sync
  • Chronic Disease State Management

Collected on a single website, resources include articles, charts, patient education handouts, audio clips, continuing education courses, and more.

“We are excited to add this resource to our collection of tools to help member pharmacies stay in the forefront of their profession, continue working toward reaching 5-star level performance, and become the top performance-based PSAO in the country,” says Romero.

“TRC is happy to partner with the independent pharmacies that make up EPIC Pharmacies in this effort to better manage the changing landscape of today’s pharmacy practice,” said Wes Crews, chief executive officer, TRC Healthcare. “Our goal with this project is to ensure pharmacists have access to TRC’s concise, relevant, and unbiased medication learning tools with the hope that having this information enables them to improve and expand their practices to provide even better service to their patients.”


About TRC (Therapeutic Research Center)
TRC is the leading provider of digital medication learning that updates, informs, and educates healthcare providers across the continuum of care. In addition to its highly regarded Pharmacist’s Letter, Prescriber’s Letter, Nurse’s Letter and Natural Medicines, TRC also provides online resources that expand on their trusted recommendations such as drug comparison charts, patient education handouts, FAQs, and tutorials. TRC delivers a complete continuing education program, online competency and compliance program, a CE & Training Organizer, and an enterprise learning management portal for pharmacists and prescribers. TRC also provides a variety of education and advisory services to help technicians including Pharmacy Technician’s Letter and Pharmacy Technicians University, the only online interactive training and certification courses to support the 2020 requirement. Close to 500,000 healthcare professionals rely on TRC’s advisory and education service to give them the concise, unbiased, timely information that they need to help improve medication use, prevent medication errors, and improve overall patient care, quality, and outcomes.

Contact Daryl Joslin TRC Healthcare 209-472-2240 daryl.joslin@trchealthcare.com

About EPIC Pharmacies, Inc.
Formed in 1982 and headquartered in Maryland, EPIC Pharmacies is a true co-op of community pharmacies dedicated to personal, quality service, and competitive prices. By providing its members with group buying power, provider networks, clinical performance tools, and managed care solutions essential to delivering quality patient care, EPIC Pharmacies is committed to helping independent pharmacies thrive in today’s chain-saturated marketplace. For more information about EPIC Pharmacies, visit www.epicrx.com.

About EPIC Pharmacy Network, Inc.
A wholly owned subsidiary of EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. formed in 1992, EPIC Pharmacy Network, Inc. (EPN) represents independent pharmacies in providing centralized contracting and administrative services to pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), HMOs, and other third-party payers. With access to Star measures resources, enhanced third-party support, simplified compliance requirements, and easy-to-use reconciliation system, EPN members are provided the tools for success in today’s competitive market. For more information, visit www.epicrx.com.