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Wayne Atkinson, CGP, received his Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University and completed his Health Care Risk Management Certification through University of South Florida. He is a certified geriatric pharmacist. His clinical involvement in Home Health Care was featured in the June 2003 edition of Home Healthcare Nurse “Medication Management: An Evidence Based Model That Decreases Adverse Events.Publications include, “Integration of a medication management model into outcome-based quality improvement: a pilot program in a rural proprietary home healthcare agency” Home Health Care Services Quarterly Vol 24 Special Issue 2005 and “Use of the cognitive performance scale to identify under- and over-treatment of cognitive deficits in nursing home residents with dementia.” Consult Pharm 2003;18:368-72. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Commission for the Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy and has served on various task groups with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He served on Pennsylvania Quality Improvement Organization’s Technical Expert Panel on Improving Medication Management within the Home Health Care Delivery System, National Framework for Geriatric Home Care Practice: Participant Eastern Regional Group and currently serves on the Alzheimer's Association National Advisory Group for Home Care Practice Guidelines. His clinical geriatric specialist services include clinical risk management, clinical outcome, disease, medication, and geriatric case management throughout the geriatric continuum of care