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GTMRx National Physician Advisory Taskforce

The physician is the clinical gateway to a patient’s medication management process, initiating therapeutic decisions in order to achieve specific clinical goals. Today’s care environment is complex—between multiple electronic interfaces (EHR’s and others) and quality and value-based mandates. However, physicians are not alone in this management challenge. The GTMRx Institute is advancing team-based, patient-centered care models that recognize appropriately skilled clinical pharmacists as medication experts who work in collaborative practice with physicians and other providers optimizing medication use through comprehensive medication management (CMM) in practice.

The goal of the Physician Advisory Taskforce is to provide leadership guidance and recommendations that will enable broad practice adoption of a systematic approach to medication use (CMM) throughout the continuum of care. This will be achieved by physician advisor evaluation, review and ongoing recommendations.

The Physician Advisory Taskforce will be called upon to offer feedback and guidance to advance access to CMM services (payment, practice and policy)—through the lens of a physician. Overall, success will be defined as raising awareness, adoption and advocacy among physician colleagues of the value of inter-professional team-based care to optimize medication through CMM in practice.

Co-Chairs:

Co-Chair: Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, President, GTMRx Institute; Chief Transformation Officer, Innovaccer

Co-Chair: Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, Vice President, Provider Relations, Tempus; Board Member, GTMRx Institute

Taskforce Facilitator: Katherine H. Capps, Co-Founder and Executive Director, GTMRx

Physician Advisors:

Advisor: Julie England, MD, Medical Director of Medical Affairs, OneOme; Co-Founder, Epigenetic Endeavors

Advisor: Annette DuBard, MD, MPH, Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Aledade

Advisor: Allan Goroll, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Advisor: Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA, Program Director, Population Health, Jefferson College of Population Health

Advisor: Mark Loafman, MD, MPH, Chair, Family/Community Medicine Dept, Cook County Health

Advisor: Chet Robson, DO, MHCDS, FAAFP, Chief Clinical Officer, Office of Clinical Integrity, Walgreens

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Advisor: Rajiv Shah, MD, Founder and CEO, MyMeds; Nephrologist, InterMed Consultants

Advisor: Julia Skapik, MD, MPH, Medical Director, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

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Advisor: Lisa Smith, MD, FAPA, Chief of Psychiatry, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System

Advisor: William Stanford, MD, Ph.D., FACP, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine

Advisor: Peter Teichman, MD, MPA, Family Medicine Clinician & Primary Care IT Lead, Asante Physician Partners

Advisor: Joanne Williams, MD, MPH, MACM, Family Physician, Neighborhood Health TN

Taskforce Support:

Project Manager: Izzy Serji, MPH, Director of Project Management and Operations, GTMRx Institute

Charges:

  1. Review current and proposed CMM best practices and explore methods proven to enhance physician satisfaction, leadership, engagement and support.
  2. Examine key elements and strong practices around collaborative practice agreements (CPAs) that might serve as models to strive for uniformity in the primary care and specialty setting.
  3. Review and evaluate existing value-based business agreements with the intent of spreading profitable and sustainable practices to support CMM expansion.
  4. Review current literature evaluating proven methods for CMM integration and offer guidance for dissemination and repurposing to impact physician support and engagement.
    • Focusing on the quadruple aim components: quality, lower cost of care, patient satisfaction and joy in practice (physician/care team satisfaction).
  5. Evaluate GTMRx workgroup guidance documents focused on research and policy to advance CMM in practice and guide physician interest.
  6. Offer guidance to advance the business case to demonstrate the value of CMM services to physicians (along with patients and other providers) in order improve demand and engagement.
  7. Define key barriers and solutions to improving access to health IT that liberate clinical data and allow for efficient CMM practice delivery within the interprofessional care team (physician with the patient, clinical pharmacist and others on the CMM care team).
  8. Define key barriers and solutions to improve access to companion and complimentary diagnostics (e.g. pharmacogenomics testing as part of the CMM process of care) within the interprofessional care team (physician with the patient, clinical pharmacist and others on the CMM care team).

Standing Date (1-1.5 hours quarterly):

  • 1st Meeting: Thursday, September 30th from 12:00—1:00 pm EST
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