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Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure – The Patient and Pharmacist Team

January 27, 2021

By: Ann Nagle and Chrystian Pereira The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the ability to provide in-person Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) services and therefore made it more difficult for pharmacists to collect the clinical data needed from their patients. For … Continued

Prescription Drug Importation as a Means to Reduce Costs

December 1, 2020

Author: Ben Penley   Per capita, prescription drug costs in the US are the highest among all countries.1 High costs have a direct impact on access: 79% of patients find prescription drug costs unreasonable and 25% have difficulty affording their medications.2,3 Barriers … Continued

Expanding Medication Optimization Into Patient Homes

October 19, 2020

Rural populations report significantly poorer healthcare quality, partly due to limited healthcare resources, including pharmacy services[1]. COVID19 further exacerbated this access gap, highlighting an even greater need to protect vulnerable patients with multiple comorbidities. Telemedicine has been identified as an … Continued

Achieving High Fidelity to Ensure High Quality Patient Care

October 13, 2020

Ensuring consistency in patient-centered delivery of comprehensive medication management (CMM) across the 12 organizations and over 30 pharmacists is one of the most important components to Slice of PIE. To determine the extent to which the CMM patient care process … Continued

All Teach, All Learn to Impact Health Across the Community

June 25, 2020

In Slice of PIE, 12 community pharmacy organizations representing over 100 pharmacies in Minnesota are working together to improve individual health and reduce patient care costs through engaging at least 1,000 patients in an initial and at least one follow … Continued