Medication Management: The Role of the Pharmacist in Care Coordination
Matthew Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, Previous Medication Management Lead, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines

The pharmacist is an essential member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. This presentation will outline the value of a pharmacist on the healthcare team and their role in care coordination will be discussed. In particular, strategies will be identified to enhance communication between healthcare professionals and pharmacists in addition to methods to improve patient adherence. This presentation aligns with the Iowa Care Coordination Statewide Strategy objective 2 – “Enhance cross-system collaboration across healthcare settings and services.”

  • Recognize 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.