Webinar Date: September 26, 2019 1:00 pm
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.
Todd Sorensen, Pharm.D.
Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS
C. Edwin Webb, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP (Pharmacist)
“We believe each of the steps of the process are applicable and all hold true regardless of the setting being acute care or outpatient.”—Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS, professor and executive vice dean-chief academic officer, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
For primary care practices, success in a new era of value-based, personalized care depends on their ability to coordinate with an expanded care team beyond the PCP and office staff. One area of innovation has been to implement team-based care that utilizes the clinical pharmacist as an integral member of the health care team offering comprehensive medication management (CMM) services to optimize medications and improve care.
Putting CMM into practice in primary care means transforming and adapting practice-based operations in a way that ensures the necessary resources and support are available. New research offers much needed guidance on how to implement CMM in the real world of primary care.
This issue brief reviews a framework to support the consistent implementation of CMM across practices and features insights from Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS, professor and executive vice dean-chief academic officer, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Todd D. Sorensen, Pharm.D., professor and associate dean, strategic initiatives and innovation, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota; and, C. Edwin Webb, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, senior policy advisor to the executive director and Board of Regents, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and GTMRx Board Member.