MMR Healthcare continues its mission towards being a “one-stop-shop” by partnering with NSU College of Pharmacy. Within this partnership, patients are kept aware of what medications they are on, when to take them, and why they are taking them. Patients can also schedule a medication review with our on-site pharmacology team. Headed by Dr. Genevieve Hale, this department has flourished and allows patients to become part of their care rather than just a recipient of it. Making strides for the future of medicine, this program enables pharmacology students to get real-life experience in the field while bringing quality, coordinated care to our community.
1. Improving Medication Adherence with Pharmacist-Led MTM Program
By: Jessica Phyu, Pharm.D.; ChavaChaitin, Pharm.D.; Saba Mahadavi, Pharm.D.; Genevieve Hale, Pharm.D., BCPS; Martha M. Rodriguez, PA, MD
In outpatient settings, pharmacists are able to increase patient medication adherence through pharmacist-led medication therapy management (MTM). STAR Ratings are primarily measured through the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). Medication adherence to ACE-inhibitors/ARBs, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), and diabetic medications are triple weighted. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate if having a pharmacist-led MTM within a primary care clinic improve patient medication adherence outcomes/STAR Ratings. Post MTM clinic ratings indicate the positive impact of having pharmacist-led MTM services. Pharmacists are able to make numerous interventions to ensure the most efficacious and safest medication regimen to improve patient care.
2. Improving Quality of Life and Cardiovascular Health and Wellness of Elderly Patients in South Florida
By: Alejandro, A. Nieves Santiago, PharmD Candidate, MS; Genevieve Hale, PharmD, BCPS; Tina Joseph, PharmD, BCACP; Stacey Maravent, PharmD; Sarah Alameddine, PharmD; Alexandra Perez, PharmD, MS; Martha M. Rodriguez, PA, MD
Elderly patients have limitations regarding CVD self-management such as immobility and poor diet. To improve the quality of life (QOL) of elderly patients with CVD, interprofessional collaboration is needed to help patients become actively engaged in healthy behaviors and medication adherence. The purpose of this study was to improve the QOL of elderly patients with CVD through the development of a multidisciplinary collaborative intervention in the primary care setting. Interventions demonstrated significant value in improving QOL in elderly patients with CVD. The interprofessional healthcare team provided a safe environment for patients to explore and develop new ways of improving their current health status.