Health IT Innovation Is Key to Medication Management Reform
CMM is a team-based care solution that involves the patient working with a physician and other health providers, including a clinical pharmacist. This interprofessional team relies on the skills and expertise of each member to achieve optimized medication use. The team’s efforts are rooted in a robust, data-driven record of the patient’s health and medical history in combination with clinical and diagnostic findings.
When technology-enabled clinical information (such as lab and diagnostic data that include pharmacogenetic test results, clinical notes, and patient status) is available to the entire team at the point of care, health providers can fulfill important activities in the CMM process. This data helps teams identify patients who have not achieved the clinical goals of therapy — or who are experiencing medication therapy problems — and evaluate actual use patterns of all medications (including over-the-counter medicines, supplements, prescribed drugs, and biologics).
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