Pharmacists improving patients’ lives through collaboration with the healthcare team
The Institute of Medicine advocates that healthcare should be safe, effective, patient centered, timely and efficient in meeting patient’s needs. The goal of Medication Therapy Management is to enhance patient care by improving collaboration between pharmacists, physicians and other health care providers, encourage communication between patients and their health care team and empower patients to optimize medication use for improved health care outcomes. Rx Management Consultants promotes patients to actively participate in the health care process to prevent medication related problems.
People who may benefit the most include those who use several medications, those who have multiple health conditions, individuals who have questions or concerns with their medications, patients taking medications that require close monitoring, hospitalized patients, and those who obtain their medications from more than one pharmacy. Across the nation, pharmacists are working with patients to optimize medication use, avoid, prevent or resolve medication related problems and helping them to live happier, healthier and more productive lives.