Cardinal Health Foundation awarded nearly $1 million in grants to impact the opioid epidemic across five states. The Foundation’s new Optimal Prescribing in Pain Management (OPPM) initiative engages state pharmacy associations and schools of pharmacy in partnerships that will facilitate efforts by pharmacists to collaborate with other healthcare providers and patients to support optimal medication…
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 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.
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.
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.
Latino patients with limited English skills may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than other diabetics in the U.S. even when they see Spanish-speaking doctors, a recent study suggests.
“Hard to Manage Illness” if Food, Medicine Unaffordable
By Nicole Lewis If primary care physicians want to succeed pursuing a population health management model of care, they’ll need to begin to radically redesign their practice and think differently about their approach to delivering patient care. In reaction to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, which has several initiatives…
Clinical quality measures are a cornerstone of efforts to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. However these can be difficult for industry stakeholders to manage. Between the measure requirements for various programs — from meaningful use, to physician programs, to the impending implementation of MACRA — clinical quality reporting is easily jumbled.