GTMRx and Comprehensive Medication Management: Working to Achieve Better Outcomes
ASHP leads efforts to optimize medication use.
An on-demand session at this year’s Midyear Clinical Meeting will provide attendees with information about how the Get the Medications Right Institute (GTMRx) works to save lives, save money, and restore health through comprehensive medication management (CMM), a personalized, patient-centered, coordinated approach to medication. ASHP works closely with GTMRX to develop best practices, payment models, and policy to support CMM and to impact patient care. Katherine Herring Capps, co-founder and executive director of GTMRx, will discuss the vision, mission, and key focus areas of GTMRx during the session.
ASHP has a long history of leading efforts to optimize medication use, improve patient safety, and advance clinical pharmacy practice, and the work of GTMRx aligns with ASHP’s vision that medication use will be optimal, safe, and effective for all people all of the time.
This organization is unique in that it brings together critical stakeholders — including physicians, pharmacists, caregivers, health information technology innovators, drug and diagnostics companies, consumer groups, employers, payers, and health systems to advance the adoption of a systematic approach to medication use to save lives and reduce costs through CMM. The multi-stakeholder activities encourage practice transformation, create pathways for dissemination of evidence and innovation, and encourage payment reform. Outputs include best practices, payment models, toolkits, publications, and policy recommendations to support CMM and to impact patient care.
Building a strong coalition of healthcare team members, in particular physicians, clinical pharmacists, payers, and patients, is essential to remove barriers and adopt the required policies that optimize medication use.