P4HA Capitol Hill Briefing: Interoperability in Practice- How to Integrate Pharmacy and Medical Care to Improve Patient Outcomes


P4HA partnered with Health IT Now to co-host a briefing on Capitol Hill showcasing the Interoperable Pharmacist eCare Plan High Impact Pilot, which has been underway in North Carolina since 2016. Speakers discussed how data sharing between pharmacy systems and electronic health records can improve health outcomes and lower costs. They also discussed how Congress can continue to promote interoperability and medication adherence via legislation and regulations. Click here for a summary of the event. 

briefing details

  • July 13, 2017 at the Senate Dirkson Office Building in Washington, DC 


  • David Pope, PharmD, CDE- Chief of Innovation and Co-Founder, Creative Pharmacist
  • Sloane Salzburg, MS- Executive Director, Prescriptions for a Healthy America
  • Shelly Spiro, Executive Director, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
  • Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD- Executive Director, CPESN USA & Vice President, Pharmacy Provider Partnerships for Community Care of North Carolina
  • Joel White, Executive Director, Health IT Now


Medication Use and Adherence Conference

P4HA partnered with Duke University's Medication Adherence Alliance and the PhRMA Foundation to host more than 75 participants for a policy summit in Washington D.C. in December 2016. The conference provide an opportunity for researchers and stakeholders to convene and discuss strategies to improve medication adherence and overall health results, identify areas for future research and collaboration, and recommend policy options. Participants set out to identify tactics and strategies based on scientific evidence that could inform the policy changes necessary to move the needle and attain significant improvements to medication use and optimize overall health outcomes.

Click here for a copy of the conference agenda


Panel 1 - Challenges, Barriers, and Opportunities: Identifying and discussing the hurdles that prevent further progress in improving medication adherence.

Panel 2 - Translating Research into Practice: Highlighting successes and identifying recommendations for scalable, feasible, and low-cost techniques to improve adherence.

Panel 3 - Collaborative Strategies: Exploring new opportunities to improve medication adherence through collaboration.

Panel 4 - Recommendations for Transforming the Health Care Landscape: Discussion of recommendations to improve medication adherence.