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 

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

Summary

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 

speakers

  • 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

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