GTMRx Workgroup Update
On May 2, Donna Messersmith
, Ph.D, provider education specialist, Education and Community Involvement Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, spoke to the GTMRx Precision Medicine Workgroup
about the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) and the areas of within ISCC-PEG’s work which intersect with the work of GTMRx.
GTMRx Blog: CMMI-funded pilot shows that CMM is scalable, sustainable and successful
Comprehensive medication management embedded within primary care provides a scalable and sustainable way to achieve the Quadruple Aim, says Steve Chen PharmD, FNAP, GTMRx distinguished fellow and associate dean for clinical affairs at USC School of Pharmacy, in a recent blog. He shared the results of a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Round 1 Healthcare Innovation Award program. “The CMMI funding allowed my team at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with AltaMed Health Services, to evaluate the impact of providing CMM services for high-risk patients. It was, in short, a success.”
Celebrating 3 Years of Impact: GTMRx Institute Turns 3!
The Get The Medications Right Institute (GTMRx) is celebrating 3 years of impact and advancement of our goals. Now, more than ever we remain committed and anchored in our mission and goals to:
- A personalized, patient-centered, systematic and coordinated approach to medication use will vastly improve outcomes and reduce overall health care costs.
- We must align systems of care to integrate comprehensive medication management, engaging patients to ensure that they are willing and able to take those medications that are indicated, effective, and safe, to optimize their outcomes.
- We need immediate delivery system, payment, and policy transformation to streamline clinical trials and reduce costs of bringing drugs to market while enabling successful, broad-scale adoption of integrated, comprehensive medication management (CMM) services.
- Appropriate diagnosis and access to advanced diagnostics with companion/complementary and pharmacogenetics (PGx) testing is essential to target correct therapy.
- Success requires 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.
Thank you to all who have joined us and aided in our mission to advance personalized, patient centered, team-based care. If you aren’t already a part of the Institute, you can join us by agreeing to our belief statements here: https://gtmr.org/become-a-signing-member/
GTMRx Executive Roundtable
Optimizing medication use for accountable care success: Experts from CMS Innovation Center, VA, Cleveland Clinic, MHealth Fairview and other leading organizations share insights and offer concrete recommendations
What does accountable care look like? How does medication optimization support ACOs? Which business models will drive access, across the continuum of care, to team-based services that ensure safe, effective and appropriate use of medications and gene therapies?
These are just three of the questions experts considered at the April 13 GTMRx Executive Roundtable, co-hosted by the Institute for Advancing Health Value
(formerly the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative).
The invitation-only virtual executive roundtable featured an array of experts, including speakers from the CMS Innovation Center, the VA, Cleveland Clinic and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Two CMS Innovation Center leaders kicked off the event: Sarah Fogler, PhD, Deputy Director, Patient Care Models Group, and Pauline Lapin, MHS, Director of Seamless Care Models Group.
Other presenters included Katherine Laurenzano, MD, medical director for Primary Care Monitoring and Oversight, Office of Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs; Erick Sokn, PharmD, MS, pharmacy director, Population Health – Cleveland Clinic; and Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP, vice president of Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, MHealth Fairview
Breakout sessions offered the opportunity for facilitated discussion about pressing topics as population health, social determinants of health, data-driven transformation and risk management. The discussions — and the resulting recommendations — will guide our work as we develop our ACO toolkit. More broadly, it will guide us as we advocate for personalized, team-based, comprehensive primary care and specialist models that offer a more coordinated, systematic approach to medication use, thereby saving lives and saving money.
Thank you to all who joined the event and our robust discussions. If you missed it, you can learn more here