Medication Management Reform: How to Integrate Technology

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 1- 2 p.m. EDT

Contact: Nataleigh Cromwell
Get the Medications Right Institute
Phone: (703) 394-5395

VIENNA, VA USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- AUGUST 10, 2020: Molly Ekstrand, BPharm, BCACP, AE-C, consultant with North Star Medication Optimization, LLC, along with Jane Gilbert, CPA, director of retiree health care, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky, offer an overview of how health care IT infrastructure can efficiently enable health systems, payers and purchasers of health care to identify groups of patients who will most likely benefit from comprehensive medication management services.

Hear more about using a risk stratification process for patient identification to select individuals that benefit most from comprehensive medication management services intended to produce value-based outcomes: economic, humanistic and clinical. There will also be discussion about why it is vital for regulators, care providers and payers to work together to establish standards and best practices to ensure access to clinical information, to include diagnostics, at the point of care.

This webinar will also showcase a case example of risk stratification in action with the Teachers Retirement System in Kentucky.

Presented by:

Molly Ekstrand

North Star Medication Optimization, LLC
Distinguished Fellow and Co-Lead HIT to Support Optimized Medication Use Workgroup
GTMRx Institute
Jane Gilbert

Director, Retiree Health Care
Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Kentucky
GTMRx Institute Strategic Partner

(Read more: August, 2019 Issue Brief | "Pharmacogenomics: Improving outcomes, lowering costs by making precision medicine personal")

At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is needed within organizations to leverage health IT to enable comprehensive medication management (CMM).
  • Discuss use of data aggregation tools today and where they need to evolve to support medication optimization and the CMM process.
  • Explain what data and information is needed to inform CMM programs for patients and their care team for effective and accurate clinical decision making.
  • Discuss the health IT capabilities and functionalities supporting CMM practice to include risk stratification to identify those at risk of not meeting clinical goals of therapy and how CMM services can then help optimize medications for improved outcomes.
  • Discuss how the CMM process was informed by PGx for a retiree population.

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1 (one) continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs). If you would like to receive the CE credit, please make sure you check the box on the registration page. After the webinar, you will receive an evaluation to complete in order to receive your certificate of completion.


Download our new report, eight months in the making, that calls for medication management reform and outlines multi-stakeholder action steps for success in four areas:

  • How we practice
  • How we pay
  • How we use technology
  • How we use diagnostics


The GTMRx Institute™ is a catalyst for change that brings critical stakeholders together, bound by the urgent need to get the medications right. We are physicians, pharmacists, health IT innovators, drug and diagnostic companies, consumer groups, employers, payers and health systems--aligned to save lives and save money through comprehensive medication management, or CMM. By showcasing evidence and innovation, we motivate practice transformation and push payment and policy reform. Together, we ACT to champion appropriate, effective, safe and precise use of medication and gene therapies. Learn more at


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