The Institute will focus on multi-stakeholder activities that will encourage practice transformation, create pathways for dissemination of evidence & innovation and encourage payment and policy reform, in order to advance:
Acceptance and recognition
Providers and payors (to include employers) must recognize the importance of creating a systematic, evidence-based approach to medications and their rational use. We believe that CMM is an important long-term solution that will save both money and lives. A recent article by GTMR co-founder Terry McInnis, MD and others calls for comprehensive medication management (CMM) as a solution showing a $528B savings opportunity.
We must engage physicians, clinical pharmacists and other team members who share a complete commitment to medication optimization by providing tools, data, practice standards and implementation resources to advance their ability to optimize medication use in their own settings.
An educated, informed constituency
Educating and informing consumer groups, Congress, public and private payors and health systems is essential. To truly optimize care, a systematic approach to medication use must be present. Enabling these changes requires payment, practice and policy models that leverage diagnostics and recognize the important role of team-based medication experts to provide a more personalized and targeted approach to medication use.