Care Coordination in Iowa: Medication Management + Oral/Dental Medical Integration

Des Moines, IA US
February 3, 2020

This virtual event will provide information and strategies that will assist healthcare professionals from across the care continuum to drive partnerships and collaboration, learning about current transitions of care topics prevalent in today’s healthcare environment. Best practices will be shared and discussed to increase knowledge of those in attendance.

Target Audience

Care coordinators, health coaches, community health workers, nurse managers, care managers, population health and quality directors, community-based care coordinators.

Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to:

+Understand the value of the pharmacist on the healthcare team
+Identify strategies to enhance communication between pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
+Describe methods pharmacists utilize to improve patient adherence when coordinating care
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 Attendance
  • 1.75 Iowa Nursing Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/03/2020 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/03/2020 - 5:00pm CST
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
100 East Grand Avenue, Suite# 360
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States
+1 (515) 280-9330

ASHLEY BOLSEM is social service lead at Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed master social worker. Prior to her role at IHC she was quality management and quality improvement administrator for a local non-profit organization. Bolsem has experience in human service program development, quality and process improvement, data management, risk assessment, community building, policy writing and systems-level/macro thinking for social work.

MATTHEW PITLICK is the medication management lead at Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. He is a 2008 graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Science and completed a PGY-1 residency with the VA St. Louis Health Care System. Following his residency, he was an associate professor of pharmacy practice from 2009-2017 and practiced at the VA St. Louis Healthcare System in primary care clinics. Dr. Pitlick returned to Des Moines in 2017 as a medication therapy management consultant. He most recently completed an executive fellowship in association management with the Iowa Pharmacy Association. Dr. Pitlick has spent significant time practicing, researching, teaching and serving the profession.

BOB RUSSELL is the public health dental director for the State of Iowa, Department of Public Health. He joined the organization in 2005. Dr. Russell received a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University, a doctorate of dental surgery from Loyola University of Chicago, master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, a master’s degree in public administration and certification in public management. He is a member of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the National Network for Oral Health Access, the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He was recently appointed a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and to the Pi Alpha Alpha International Honor Society for Public Administration. 

1.75 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded for this virtual event by IHA Iowa Board of Nursing provider #4. NOTE: To receive Contact Hours or a certificate of attendance, you must be logged in for the entire virtual event. No partial credit will be granted.
IHC does not discriminate in its educational programs on the basis of race, religion, color, sex or handicap. IHC wishes to ensure no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this virtual event, please call 515-283-9330 or write to the Department of Education at IHC.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 Attendance
  • 1.75 Iowa Nursing Contact Hours
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