Project Information

Quantifying the Value a Pharmacist provides to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic

Project Description: The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic at UF Health is part of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The team, headed by Dr. Sarah Glover, specializes in treating patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advanced technology and highly educated staff members enable the team to take on the most complex cases. The diverse team composed of triage nurses, a pharmacist, dietitian, and multiple GI specialists offer a unique approach to serving patients with world-class treatment. The recent addition of the pharmacist, namely, Tim Edminister, has improved efficiency within the clinic due to the importance of medication for people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases. Our project focuses on quantifying the value that a pharmacist can add to a clinic like IBD and provide data on that specified value. This project is the third project a Senior Design Group in the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department has worked with the IBD Clinic. Our project will also work with the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration within the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine to assess the potential of adding a pharmacist to their staff/process. Patients that visit the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration have a similar treatment regime to the patients in the IBD Clinic and our project sponsor suggested to use that clinic as a baseline comparison throughout our project. The neurology team specializes with diseases that affect the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system.

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UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

MeSH Keywords: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases