Campaign for Meds Management: January 2016

Topic: Is patient self-management a key to improved patient outcomes, increased medication adherence and reduced adverse drug events?

Date: Tuesday, January 262016


This Medication Safety Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event was open to Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), patients/​beneficiaries, families and caregivers, partners, and healthcare practitioners.

Call Summary:

Patient self-management may contribute to improved patient outcomes, quality of care and safety. Additionally, adverse drug events (ADE) continue to be a driver of healthcare costs and adverse outcomes, but there are interventions that may contribute to decreased ADEs. This panel of expert speakers shared how patient self-testing for anticoagulation has demonstrated better time within therapeutic range and associated outcomes; evaluated DSME and support; and explored the relationship of improved outcomes through behavior change and patient engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the process for utilizing and referring patients for anticoagulation point-of-care (POC) testing and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) services.
  • Describe patient behaviors associated with self-management and consider the role of self-management for improving medication adherence.
  • Understand the when, where and how” for DSME and anticoagulation POC testing and the patient/​beneficiary perspective on utilization of these resources.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • See the slides from the event here.
  • Watch the recorded event here.

Meet the Speakers:

Jack E. Ansell, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Hofstra-North Shore/​LIJ School of Medicine
Medication Safety & Program Lead

Randolph B. Fenninger, JD
CEO, National Blood Clot Alliance

Marty Hatlie, JD
Project Patient Care, CEO

Rachel Digmann, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medication Safety & Program Lead, Telligen, Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center

Anita Thomas, Pharm.D
Medication Safety Lead, CMS Quality Improvement Organization

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