Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs

A Drug Topics article entitled “Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs” highlights responses from Chris Wilks regarding the Leavitt Partners “Optimization of Medication Use at Accountable Care Organizations” research. Chris discussed the overall purpose of the study and factors that could influence an ACO’s capabilities for optimizing medications. She noted that as the system transitions to value-based payments, it is essential to optimize medication in order to improve patient outcomes and experience at lower costs. “Accountable care organizations and other risk-bearing provider entities are integral to transforming the healthcare delivery system in the United States,” Chris said.