Medication Therapy Management
Medication misuse is a significant public health problem that can be prevented with patient education. At Henry Ford, our Medication Therapy Management program teaches patients how to safely take medications to avoid harmful side effects and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Improving patient outcomes with Henry Ford Medication Therapy Management
When patients understand how to take their medications and how they work, they feel empowered to take control of their health and recovery. Our Medication Therapy Management program provides education and ongoing support.
Our Medication Therapy Management program has three clear goals:
- Keep patients healthy
- Lower hospital readmissions
- Reduce costs
How Medication Therapy Management works
After discharge, we automatically enroll all Henry Ford patients considered high-risk for hospital readmission or ED visits because they may not use their medication properly. Our program is particularly effective with senior patients.
Enrolled patients receive a phone call from one of our clinical pharmacists, who carefully reviews with the patient or caregiver the following:
- Medications given at discharge
- Medications the patient may have been using before hospital admission
- Medications the patient may have at home
Our team works closely with physicians to provide medication education and counseling, monitor side effects and watch for adverse drug reactions.
Medication Therapy Management performance measures
We collect data from our medication therapy management to improve outcome measures for patients. The information we track includes:
- The number of patients who received a change to their medication regimen
- Pre/post 30-day readmission rate
- Patient satisfaction
- Physician satisfaction
Learn more about how we use data to improve performance and patient outcomes with our Crimson Clinical Effectiveness Collaborative.