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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Maximizing the Pharmacists Role in Medication Therapy Management

Hosting the webinar will be George MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with George MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP in "Highly Effective Health Care Teams: Maximizing the Role of the Pharmacist in Medication Therapy Management."

More than one-third of a primary care physician's (PCPs) time is spent on activities related to chronic care management, which often includes managing complex medication regimens that may not be sufficiently addressed in brief medical office visits. However, pharmacists are well-positioned to manage patients' medication regimens in concert with the PCPs. There are multiple models of care where pharmacists are practicing within the full scope of their licensure on healthcare teams where improved patient outcomes have been demonstrated through medication management services. There is more than sufficient empirical evidence to support pharmacists as recognized health care providers both at the state and federal levels as they are well educated and trained to do so.

MacKinnon will help attendees to: Describe the benefits and limitations of collaborative practice models in various patient care settings; Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a "pay for performance" model that includes all providers; Discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced patient and economic outcomes; Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders; Describe points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to enhance patient outcomes.

Highly Effective Health Care Teams: Maximizing the Role of the Pharmacist in Medication Therapy Management
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

About the Presenter
For more than 20 years, George Mackinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP has held joint academic appointments in medicine and pharmacy at various educational institutions engaging in clinical practice, research, teaching, and academic administration. In 2013 he was appointed as Vice Provost for Health Sciences at Roosevelt University where he is identifying opportunities that relate to the STEM field area and those specifically that translate into the health sciences. His previous appointments include Vice President of Academic Affairs with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in Alexandria, Virginia and Director of Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research of Abbott Laboratories. 

Dr. MacKinnon has been involved in a leadership capacity in the establishment and accreditation of three new colleges of pharmacy in the United States, recently as Founding Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Roosevelt University. He served in an administrative capacity in the expansion of a college of medicine to university status with two distinct campuses in two states in the 1990's. He has engaged in significant curricular innovation (e.g., accelerated graduation and nontraditional pathways, integrated curricula, and use of student annual academic assessments) with respect to the professional doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree. He taught one of the first required courses in health economics and outcomes assessment at an academic pharmacy program in the early 1990's. He is the Editor of the textbook, Understanding Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
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