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Digital Health Devices and Apps! (II)

Digital Health Devices and Apps! (II)

June 13, 2018

Julie Lauffenburger, Pharm.D., Ph.D. - Assistant Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and co-investigator for the MedISAFE-BP study talks to us about the use of smartphone applications to improve medication adherence.

Key Lessons: Improvements in medication adherence don't necessarily lead to improvements in outcomes (e.g. blood pressure control or cardiovascular events) unless patient-monitoring data is shared and used by clinicians to make medication adjustments; smartphone apps should provide nudges to patients in a manner they find most useful; technology should make the medication use process easier, not more difficult.

It’s All About Quality (II)

It’s All About Quality (II)

March 14, 2018

Laura Cranston, R.Ph. - Chief Executive Office of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) - talks about the work of PQA and the National Quality Strategy which aims to make care delivery higher quality and more affordable to achieve healthier people and communities. 

Key Lessons:  PQA plays an important role by convening key stakeholders and creating quality measures that are used by the payer community.  Pharmacists and student pharmacists can play an important role in PQA's work.  

Relationship Building to Advance Your Practice (I)

Relationship Building to Advance Your Practice (I)

January 2, 2018

Dr. Hae Mi Choe from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy talks about relationship building in ambulatory care environments.  Dr. Choe is Director of Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships for the U-M Medical Group and lead the development of innovative pharmacy services at 14 U-M affiliated hospitals and health centers.

Key Lessons:  align your goals with institutional goals, tell your patient's success story, be visible, and be persistent.

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