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The AMA and ASHP (GTMRx founding funder
) are committed to exploring the potential of pharmacogenomics-based selection, dosing and monitoring of medications to improve health outcomes. To further clinicians’ understanding of this emerging area of medicine, the AMA and ASHP are developing an informative series of virtually convened and facilitated webinars to evaluate the evidence base, identify and promote current best practices and guidance on the clinical application of pharmacogenomics and understand the health equity implications of adoption.
The webinars are free and will run February 9, February 17, February 24, March 2, March 11 and March 18. Register here.
The Get the Medications Right Institute (GTMRx) workgroups
have developed a set of Tools from Our Experts
to advocate for medication management reform
. These tools are designed to be useful resources for all stakeholders, and we believe these will be vital to optimize medication use through CMM in practice. We encourage you to share them, post them and use them to advocate for medication management reform. Find these guidance documents here
Those interested in designing and creating a CMM program can utilize this document to enable health information technology in practice. Discover four foundational components (clinical decision support tools; population health and risk stratification; patient engagement and care coordination; including economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes) that advance the adoption of CMM in practice and utilization of health IT. These components are broken down into the journey and evolution toward a mature IT-enabled support system. This guidance document, developed by the Health IT to Support Optimized Medication Use Workgroup
, offers a reasoned pathway for those interested in using health IT for the delivery of CMM throughout the continuum of care. Read it here.
Employers want a better health care system. They want to decrease waste and ensure that their employees have access to effective, efficient, high-value care.They are focusing on managing chronic conditions and medication costs, and rightly so. Nearly 75% of primary care visits involve medication prescribing. It’s how we treat and manage most conditions. But we still haven’t managed to get the medications right.
Hosted by the GTMRx Institute’s executive director and co-founder, Katherine H. Capps, Voices of Change features leaders who have knowledge, experience and ideas to solve this urgent need to get the medications right. Did you miss the most recent episode? Liz Helms discuss the patient’s perspective in getting the medications right, saying, “[Patients] need to ask the questions. We need to understand why we’re taking that, and if we’re taking multiple medicines, then we need to understand if they all work together. And if they don’t all work together, then there should be conversations [on] what should we do to change that?”
- Liz Helms, president and CEO of the California Chronic Care Coalition
- Liz Fowler, JD, Ph.D., executive vice president for programs, The Commonwealth Fund
- Amy Gutierrez, Pharm.D.,senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer, Kaiser Permanente
- Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP, vice president, Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, Fairview Pharmacy Services
- Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA, president and chief marketing & new business development officer, Tabula Rasa HealthCare
- Anand Parekh, MD, chief medical advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
- Paul Grundy, MD, president, GTMRx; chief transformation officer, Innovaccer
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and select “Get the Medications Right Foundation” as your charity of choice. If you prefer to directly donate instead, you can do so here
Adding the foundation on AmazonSmile will help us continue to provide no cost educational webinars, issue briefs, weekly news briefs and promote the need for transformation of our current system of medication use through social media campaigns.
See past issues of our weekly news brief here.