Originally broadcast October 29, 2019
Interoperability Forecast: Opportunities & Solutions for Comprehensive Medication Management
Earlier this year, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator released their proposed new regulations to advance interoperability across the health care system and to make it easier for patients and caregivers to access their personal health information. The proposed regulations would have significant implications for how health plans, providers and others handling patient data format, exchange and use health care data. In addition to government-led initiatives, market players are moving forward with their own data and technology transformation strategies, alliances and product development efforts.
This webinar provides a view of developments in healthIT through the lens of our ability to provide a single view of patient care that is necessary to enable a person-centered approach to medication use to ensure appropriate use of medications and gene therapies.
Featuring the voices of Deb Gage, president and CEO at Medecision and GTMRx Institute board member, Lisa Bari, former health IT and interoperability lead at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Center and Ryan Howells, principal at Leavitt Partners and lead at the CARIN Alliance.
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Originally broadcast September 26, 2019
Core tenets to implement CMM in primary care: Getting the medications right
Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is a systematic approach to ensuring all medications are safe, effective and appropriate for the patient. But operationalizing CMM into team-based primary care delivery takes a systematic approach, too. This webinar offers a customizable blueprint for delivery of CMM and demonstrates how it improves work-life balance for primary care providers. It includes strategies learned from practices in the field and showcases research-based tools practices can use to implement CMM.
Featuring the voices of Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS, professor and executive vice dean-chief academic officer at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Ed Webb, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, GTMRx Institute board member and senior policy advisor to the executive director and Board of Regents of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
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Originally broadcast August 7, 2019
Pharmacogenomics: Lowering costs, improving outcomes through personalized medicine
Pharmacogenomics considers the role of the genome in drug response. It combines pharmacology and genomics, considering how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs.
Today, more than ever before, we have the ability to target the right drug to improve a patient’s quality of life while also eliminating waste from non-optimized medications. This webinar provided an overview of pharmacogenomics and showcased an employer case example of the opportunities and savings available to employers and health plans through integration of personalized medicine into benefit plan design.
Featuring the voices of Jane Cheshire Gilbert, CPA, director of retiree health care for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky and Steve Goldberg, MD, vice president, medical affairs, population health and chief health officer, health & wellness, Quest Diagnostics, GTMRx Institute board member.
Originally broadcast June 19, 2019
CMM Practice in Real Time: Clinical pharmacy specialists on the VA care team
Comprehensive medication management is a team sport, with the potential to improve patient care and access while optimizing the skills of all clinicians on the team. The Veterans Health Administration has systematically integrated clinical pharmacy specialists into the care team to accomplish CMM for a range of chronic conditions. In this webinar, we explore the practice model and outcomes of CMM integration, as well as the tools that support the team.
Featuring the voices of Anthony P. Morreale, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP, associate chief consultant for clinical pharmacy and policy for the Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management in VA Central Office, Julie Groppi, Pharm.D., FASHP, national PBM program manager for clinical pharmacy practice policy and standards for VA Central Office and Brig. Gen. Allison Hickey (Ret.) USAF, former undersecretary of the Veterans Benefits Administration, CEO and founder of All In Solutions LLC and GTMRx Institute founding board member.
Originally broadcast May 14, 2019
Acting on the $528 Billion Opportunity: Training to Advance Comprehensive Medication Management in Practice
Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is recommended as a solution to the problem of non-optimized medication use. This systematic approach to medications is a means to significantly improve clinical outcomes and reduce overall health care costs for high-risk patients. This webinar explored the need for CMM and implications for pharmacy education and training, as well as how CMM is integrated into team-based care models.
Featuring the voices of Terry McInnis, MD, MPH, president and co-founder, Get the Medications Right Institute and Foundation; president, founder, Blue Thorn Inc.; and Jan Hirsch, BS Pharm, Ph.D., director and founding dean, Pharmaceutical Sciences University of California, Irvine.
Originally broadcast April 30, 2019
The $528 Billion Opportunity
Employers, health plans and consumers have made the rising cost of medications a priority. But when medications aren’t appropriate, effective and safe, the human and dollar costs mount even higher. Research published in 2018 demonstrates the morbidity and mortality related to non-optimized medication use totals $528 billion a year. In this webinar, join two of that study’s co-authors to explore the direct costs adding up to a $528 billion opportunity to reduce overall costs of care and why the authors believe comprehensive medication management integration offers a viable, cost-effective, scalable solution.
Featuring the voices of Terry McInnis, MD, MPH, president and co-founder, Get the Medications Right Institute and Foundation; president, founder, Blue Thorn Inc.; and Jonathan H. Watanabe, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. BCGP, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego.
Comprehensive Medication Management
In this webinar, Steve Simenson BPharm, FAPhA, DPNA, CEO and managing partner of Goodrich Pharmacy, Inc. (and former president of the American Pharmacists Association) shares his insights on Goodrich’s successful CMM program. Simenson discusses how Goodrich integrated CMM into the community pharmacy setting and how it has expanded these services beyond the pharmacy doors.
Simenson is joined by Terry McInnis MD, MPH, CPE, FACOEM, president of Blue Thorn Inc. and principal investigator of Get the medications right: a nationwide snapshot of expert practices–Comprehensive medication management in ambulatory/community pharmacy. McInnis offers an overview of comprehensive medication management, explains how it’s different from other medication management approaches, and discusses key findings of the report and their relevance to community pharmacy.