Healthcare organizations are looking for new ways to engage consumers, streamline information sharing and transparency and collaborate with other industry stakeholders. As a result, healthcare stakeholders need to focus on three key strategies.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is collaborating with the University of Michigan Health System, physician organizations and pharmacists across the state to team up pharmacists with patient care teams as part of a new initiative to help patients manage and comply with their medication plans.
Owning a primary care practice has rarely—if ever—been more challenging than it is today. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this and the following issue of Medical Economics, we present physicians and practices that are beating the odds by fighting back. They are overcoming the obstacles to success and practicing medicine the way they want to. We hope their examples inspire you to fight back too.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the help of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has developed a tool kit for instituting collaborative practice agreements between healthcare providers and pharmacists, which is intended to improve healthcare quality.