CPF FUNDED GRANT DETAILS
Grant Title: Community Pharmacy Transitions of Care Services Utilizing Technology to Enhance Patient Engagement
Grants Awarded Number
Grant Complete, 2015
Fort Recovery, Ohio
Medication Management, Safety & Quality
Medication therapy management MTM services are growing to target patients during transitions of care in the health system. As patients transition from the hospital to the community, MTM allows community pharmacists to ensure proper medication use and identify potential medication-related problems or discrepancies post-discharge. However, some patients are not able to come to the pharmacy to review their medications with a pharmacist during the critical two to three day window following discharge. An innovative solution to this problem is video conferencing MTM services to those patients that are not well enough to come into the pharmacy or those who live in rural areas and do not have convenient access to care. Kaup Pharmacy has partnered with a local hospital to offer transitions of care MTM services to patients at discharge in order to help reduce preventable readmissions. Patients will have the opportunity to either meet face to face or over video conference with a pharmacist to review their medication regimen. Patients will also receive their discharge medications in adherence packaging, and discontinued medications will be properly disposed of to prevent administration errors.
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