Medication Therapy Management as a tool for reduced cost of care and fewer readmissions

A colleague asked me if I had any information on the use of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) as a way to reduce healthcare cost and prevent, or decrease, readmissions. I’m kind of a digital packrat and I knew that I had some stuff sitting in Evernote, so I spent the better part of a day […]

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Saturday morning coffee [May 18 2013]

So much happens each and every week that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The coffee mug below was a gift that I received from the unSUMMIT U for giving a barcoding webinar back in January. […]

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Medication therapy management at TEDxUniversity

Thanks to Megan Hartranft (@MeganPharmD) and John Poikonen (@poikonen) for tweeting this. It’s nothing earth shattering, but it sums up why pharmacists should be more involved. Tim Ulbrich does a really nice job. Pharmacy schools should show this short video to all their pharmacy students before turning them loose on the world. I talked about […]

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Pharmacy student adherence to a simulated medication regimen

A Tweet from Anthony Cox (@drarcox) led me to this article in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. In this study, 72 second-year pharmacy students were given “medications” (Starburst JellyBeans) to take with varying administration schedules. The table below shows the results of the little experiment, and it speaks volumes. Not surprisingly a “once daily” regimen was […]

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Eliminating Barriers To Care Using Technology [Video]

Interesting video that talks about the use of telepharmacy for Medication Therapy Management (MTM).

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