1 Describe the workflow and innovative documentation system in a contemporary community pharmacy practice where pharmacists conduct prospective drug utilization review DUR for every prescription dispensed.2 Analyze the drug therapy problems identified, actions taken, and consequences of those actions taken as part of prospective DUR.3 Conduct financial analyses of the prospective DUR-related activities.4 Write a publishable empirical report on the findings of the analyses
This webinar, made by possible by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will explore how providers are advancing enhanced medication management strategies, including Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM). CMM is a patient-centered, clinical pharmacist-led care service delivered in collaboration with other health care providers to optimize medication use and improve patient health outcomes. Guest speakers will include two leaders participating in the Community Management of Medication Complexity Innovation Lab: Randy McDonough, Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services at Towncrest Pharmacy, and Amanda Brummell, Director of Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, Fairview Health System. These presenters will discuss how to design and build a business case for payers to reimburse providers for enhanced medication management services, and explore several value-based payment models.
Clinical Research Paper Award – William R. Doucette, PhD, of Iowa City, IA. The award promotes and encourages high-quality clinical research or practice-based research in the clinical sciences by recognizing an original research article in this area which has been published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Doucette was selected in recognition of his paper, “Pharmacy performance while providing continuous medication monitoring,” which was published in the November–December 2017 online issue.
Hamilton, NJ, June 21, 2018 - The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) launched the Community Management of Medication Complexity Innovation Lab, a multi-site demonstration that will identify and test community-based strategies to improve medication-related outcomes for people with complex health and social needs. This national initiative, made possible with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and led by CHCS, will work with five competitively selected organizations to expand and enhance existing community-based medication management programs.
The pilot sites and regions they serve are (items in bold are also CPF grantees!):
Northwestern University Health Literacy & Learning Program (HeLP) Lab, Chicago, IL
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
ThedaCare Health System, Appleton, WI
Towncrest Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN
Applicant: Randy McDonough PharmD MS RPh Towncrest Pharmacy
Team Member: William Doucette PhD University of Iowa
Team Member: Amber Goedken PharmD, PhD University of Iowa