During 2012, The Anticoagulation Forum Board of Directors met to formulate and structure a new resource for its members. It was determined that an online resource that could measure and depict excellence for anticoagulation care was needed, and development of the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence (ACE) began.
Launched in December 2012, the website, resource library and assessment have been continually updated including ongoing review of tools, the addition of inpatient practices to the assessment and new features that enhance visibility for our ACE recognized practices.
More than 100 practices have received recognition since inception of the program and the resource library has grown significantly. The success of this program is due in large part to our multidisciplinary team of colleagues from around the country who continue to be the thought leaders for ACE. We applaud this talented team and thank them for their vision, tenacity and insight.
Allison Burnett, PharmD, PhC
Inpatient Anticoagulation Pharmacist
University of New Mexico Hospital
Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
Linda Kelly, PharmD, PhC