Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Management Innovations Friday, September 9, 2016
Managing multiple medications can be a complex process, especially for at-risk patients with chronic conditions. Evidence shows that clinical pharmacists can improve patient care and in some cases, lower costs by helping patients manage their medications (an approach known as medication therapy management or MTM). In addition, applying MTM, pharmacists can help patients better manage their chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes and hypertension) by improving medication adherence, reducing potential drug interactions, and ensuring that patients get the services they need.
The featured Innovations describe both a statewide consortium that provided a shared learning community and other support to help federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) offer pharmacist-led MTM services to at-risk patients; and a companion profile about how a participating FQHC implemented its pharmacist-led medication therapy program.
- Statewide Consortium Increases Use of Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Management in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Improves Management of Hypertension and Diabetes
- Integrated Patient Care and Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Improve Chronic Disease Management for At-Risk, Underserved Patients
- Implementation of a Medication Therapy Management Intervention in Ambulatory Care Settings: Experiences and Lessons Learned From the MyRx Pilot
- Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS) Toolkit
- Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
- Improving Medication Safety in High Risk Medicare Beneficiaries Toolkit
- Improving Medication Safety in Community Pharmacy: Assessing Risk and Opportunities for Change