It's easy to understand how to improve quality & efficiency at your pharmacy
Get a handle on your pharmacy's workflows, risks, and discover opportunities for improvement. APMS provides the tools and the resources to track your errors so that you can zero in on weak spots with corrective training and or new process steps. Understand where to devote resources for staff training and decrease operational costs.

Your Partner in Quality Improvement

The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety® (APMS®) program helps community pharmacies implement and maintain continuous quality improvement programs to comply with health insurance and state and federal requirements, and improve patient care.

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Who We Are

The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety® is a federally listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO), which allows our pharmacy members to participate in continuous quality improvement in a safe environment. Pharmacists can share information about trends and best practices associated with dispensing errors or other medication errors with absolute confidentiality. Participating pharmacy members can track and study patient safety data without fear of exposure.

We provide independent, chain, and compounding pharmacies with quality assurance programs. Our tools and programs help with reporting patient safety events, implementing corrective training, and preventing risk.


Why Join APMS®?

  • Comply with Quality Assurance requirements found in network contracts, Medicare Part D, and state regulations
  • Protect your patient safety data and quality improvement work
  • Save money by improving workflow and decreasing potential harmful events
  • Establish a strong team oriented patient safety culture

APMS® News & Updates

Stay up-to-date with the lastest news and updates direct from Alliance for Patient Medication Safety®.

APMS® Activity for your Peer Review Meetings

The Ethics of Managing a Medication Error
January 4, 2017

Analyzing your QRE data and taking the necessary steps to prevent medication errors are only two parts of a robust safety and quality program.   When the error reaches a patient, there are…


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APMS® Announces Gaps in Care Residency Incentive Grant Program!

August 16, 2016

Health care providers, including pharmacists, often identify gaps in a patient’s care (not treating to guidelines or to best practices) and errors or omissions in the care provided (made by…


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Alliance for Patient Medication Safety's® continued listing as a Patient Safety Organization

March 1, 2016
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has accepted the APMS® certifications as a federally listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for another three years.

The Patient Safety…


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