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.

Holding Hands

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®.

Medication Safety Tips

Join us at the beginning of every month for new medication safety tips to share with your pharmacies!
August 1, 2020
Culture of Safety 
The "Sniff Test" Part 1
Does your workflow make it easy for employees to make the safest choice AND make it difficult to make unsafe choices?
  • Do they feel free to speak…




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APMS Medication Safety Champion Award

APMS® Presents the Medication Safety Champion Award to Northern Lights Pharmacy Group
March 30, 2020

Richmond, Virginia, March 30, 2020 – The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS®) announces the Northern Light Pharmacy Group for the APMS® Medication Safety…


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APMS PQC+ Response To COVID-19

March 19, 2020
To ensure that we are doing our part, the APMS staff has opted to telecommute from home effective March 18, 2020. We do not expect this to impact our ability to support you as you work the frontlines…
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