2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Melynda Kromsky, PharmD
Project Proposal: Impact of EHR Access in a Specialty Pharmacy on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Outcomes
Melynda Kromsky, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and St. Matthews Community and Specialty Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky.
"St. Matthews Pharmacy has a reputation across the state of Kentucky for providing care to patients being treated for Hepatitis C. We are uniquely positioned to help bridge the gap between pharmacy- provider-patient, especially for our patients in which we have access to their electronic health records. It is my hope that we can influence other specialty pharmacies to enter similar relationships with providers."
"With pharmacies located in grocery stores, Albertsons pharmacists are uniquely situated to discuss food access and the importance of good nutrition with our patients."
"I am honored and excited for the opportunity to receive an APhA Foundation Incentive Grant this year in order to investigate methods of improving access to Hepatitis C treatment in a Specialty Pharmacy. I’m hopeful this research will help facilitate the implementation of electronic health record access in my practice site as well as other specialty pharmacies."