AIMM’s A3 Collaborative shows the power of peer learning. Recently featured in Pharmacy Practice News, the national A3 Collaborative is a yearlong value-based care initiative health care organizations can join. Participating organizations form an implementation team who work to rapidly put in place a working medication management program or to focus on accelerating the scale and spread of one already in place. The initial A3 Collaborative cohort of organizations are sharing initial results and the numbers are impressive.
AIMM’s E3 Collaborative Develops Special Considerations for Medication Reconciliation Across Care Transitions
AIMM leads the multi-year learning collaborative for the Cardinal Health Foundation’s E3 (Effectiveness, Efficiency and Excellence in Healthcare) Patient Safety 2016 Grant Program recipients. After its initial collaborative year, E3 Collaborative participants identified that improving medication reconciliation is a significant opportunity to improve the success of their care transition programs and thus, improve patient care. Additionally, as organizations and payers move toward value-based payment reforms and population health management, the perspective on medication reconciliation needs to become more patient-centric and expand its reach into the community and home.
The A3 Collaborative has provided an excellent structure for the IHOPE project, with deliverables to keep the team on task. The learning coach sets up monthly appointments and listens to the ideas you have and then offers recommendations for approaching or improvement on those ideas. The value gained from A3 is the connection with and sharing of ideas across the network of pharmacists, nationwide, who become your colleagues and extended team. We are all working on projects that are relevant to pharmacy, but we may be at different points along the journey.
AIMM Executive Director, Todd Sorensen, PharmD, FAPhA shares the strengths behind what makes AIMM successful as featured speaker on the Dispensary for Hope Podcast series: Talk to Your Pharmacist. Sharing AIMM’s expertise in convening, consulting and coaching, these three “C’s” are the strengths and opportunities AIMM offers when working with partners, communities and health care organizations.
The Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Grant program supports healthcare organizations as they work to improve medication safety for high-risk patients through care transitions. Grantees often partner with community pharmacists, who educate patients, engage them in self-care and help them avoid re-hospitalizations. Good Medicine highlights Here we highlight some of the grantees successes who are participating in the AIMM Collaborative learning process.
Maximizing Pharmacist Delivered Services to Demonstrate Cost Efficiencies and Improved Outcomes in the Healthcare System
As AIMM President, my efforts are focused on continuing the mission to support wide-spread adoption of team-based medication management services into the care of high-risk patients suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and to demonstrate the value of these services. Care coordination requires the integration of medication management with care management and provider teams to facilitate treatment goals, while creating system-wide efficiencies. As we move to implement value-based models of care and reimbursement, it becomes critical to optimally utilize every member of the health care team.
Concordia University Wisconsin’s Schools of Pharmacy and Business Join Forces to Inspire Innovation in Health Care across Wisconsin
The Concordia Medication Management Accelerator (CMMA) is an 18-month initiative launching in May and is led by the School of Pharmacy at Concordia University of Wisconsin, in partnership with the CUW School of Business, and with financial support from The Dohmen Company. The goal of this initiative is to stimulate the innovation and growth of comprehensive medication management services integrated as a fundamental component of primary health care accessible to Wisconsin residents experiencing chronic illness. CUW has established a partnership with AIMM to collaborate with leadership of the two schools to design and facilitate the Accelerator initiative.
As our health care system is making a monumental shift from fee for service to a value-based business model, provider organizations are now responsible for quality of care and have financial risk. Delivery systems are expected to offer integrated services and coordinated care. Prioritizing clinical pharmacy services through integrated comprehensive medication management across the continuum of care is fundamental and critical for providers and health care organizations to achieve not only the patient quality goals, but to substantially increase access for primary care and other specialty areas by decreasing the workload of these providers.
AIMM brings more than eight years of experience administering learning collaboratives and technical assistance in the quality improvement process and transformational leadership experience. AIMM began with the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, a national movement created in 2008 that promoted the integration of enhanced medication management activities into the work of inter-professional health…
AIMM; Apexus, and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) have joined forces to offer the 2017-2018 National A3 Collaborative, a leading-edge learning collaborative that offers healthcare providers support to accelerate the implementation of sustainable comprehensive medication management (CMM) services. Launching this spring, the A3 Collaborative is a yearlong learning experience designed to help healthcare providers and organizations succeed in the new era of value-based payment programs.