GTMRx Blog | “Health equity and CMM: You can’t have one without the other”
A key element of health equity is appropriate access to a high-quality health care team—a team whose members take the time to understand the needs, challenges and preferences of the individuals who entrust their care to them.
Clinical pharmacists, as members of the team, are the medication specialists. Through the process of comprehensive medication management (CMM), they get to know their patients’ individual needs related to medication. These aren’t just medical needs: They are social needs and risks as well as personal challenges and preferences. The clinical pharmacist then identifies opportunities to help optimize the benefits of all the medications—prescriptions as well as nonprescription (analgesics, alternative, vitamins and supplements, etc.)
To address social drivers of health and reduce health inequities, we must gather and use data to inform our actions. Clinical teams and their staff need to build trusting relationships with patients and families so they are willing to share their information…
New Report Available! Optimizing Medication Use for Accountable Care Success
A value-based care resource derived from an event sponsored by the GTMRx Institute & the Institute for Advancing Health Value
This report covers:
- Comprehensive medication management (CMM) in ACOs/ enhancing value
- The reported effects of CMM and pharmacy integration
- The key elements of success for effective medication therapy management programs
- Key issues impacting CMM success in ACOs, such as:
- Population health
- Social determinants of health
- Using data to transform care
- Change management/philosophy of practice
- Network expansion and clinical integration
- Accountability and relationship management
Read the report here.
Recording now available! Integrating Pharmacists into Advanced Primary Care: A Better Way to Manage Medication
GTMRx’s Katherine Capps hosted Mini Summit 31: Integrating Pharmacists into Advanced Primary Care: A Better Way to Manage Medication with Julie Ceno-England, M.D. (OneOme), Mitchell Kaminski (Jefferson College), Michael Hochman (SCAN), and Steven Chen (USC School of Pharmacy).
This presentation was part of the National Primary Care Transformation Summit July 25-29, 2022. The event featured in-depth conversations and discussions with leaders from CMS/CMMI, VillageMD, Aetna/CVS, Humana, United/Optum, Boeing, Google, Walgreens and others involved in primary care transformation.