HIMSS Medication Adherence Roundtable: Coordinating Medical and Pharmacy Data to Improve the Use of Medicines

SUMMARY

As the U.S. healthcare system evolves from reimbursement based solely on volume to paying for improved outcomes and value, the demand for increaased data sharing and true interoperabliity is increasing. The 21st Century Cures and MACRA laws both included provisions on reaching interoperability and eliminating information blocking practices. A recent provision, signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act, that facilitates data sharing between Medicare Parts A, B and D aims to bridge the gap between medical and pharmacy sites of service. 

P4HA joined HIMSS to host a roundtable at the annual conference to provide an opportunity for participants to discuss the growing need for technology solutions to build a bridge between patients' clinical and pharmaceutical data in order to improve care coordination, medication adherence and patient health outcomes. 

    Meeting Details

    • March 7, 2018 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV

    discussion Leaders

    • Sloane Salzburg, P4HA
    • Afton Wagner, HIMSS
    • Shelly Spiro, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
    • Kim Boyd, CoverMyMeds

    P4HA Capitol Hill Briefing: Medication Synchronization- Improving Health, Saving Time & Money

    Summary

    As lawmakers and regulators consider policies to incentivize proper adherence to treatment regimens, a new study in Health Affairs has shown that medication synchronization programs- which align patients' prescription drug refills to enable pickup of all medication son a single visit- could be a key to increasing adherence and improving health outcomes. 

    P4HA hosted a panel of expert guests to explore the success of appointment-based medication synchronization models and what it means for federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

    Briefing details

    • March 1, 2018 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC

    Speakers

    • Sloane Salzburg, Executive Director, P4HA (moderator)
    • Kimberly Bone, Manager of Managed Care, Publix Super Markets
    • Alexis Krumme, Research Scientist, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • Jeff Lemieux, Chief Economist, Council for Affordable Health Coverage
    • Tim Weippert, COO, Thrifty White Pharmacy