Pharm2Pharm

Description
Pharm2Pharm is a hospital pharmacist to community pharmacist care transition and care coordination model focused on medication management in high risk patients.  Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE) and HCS implemented the health information technology to support the Pharm2Pharm model. This includes HCS medication reconciliation module and drug therapy problem assessment module.  Documents from these modules have been interfaced with the HHIE Community Health Record so that they are available for other authorized clinicians.  Consulting Pharmacists also have access to the HHIE Community Health Record and Clinical Inbox which notifies them of important information such as new lab results, hospitalization, and ED visits among their patients.  Consulting Pharmacists also use secure messaging to communicate with other clinicians.  This project was funded by the CMS Innovation Center, Health Care Innovation Award, round 1.  The project described is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
Start Date
07/01/2012
Projected End Date
06/30/2016
Project Tags
  • CMS
  • drug therapy problem
  • Hawaii
  • HIE
  • Innovation
  • medication management
  • medication reconciliation
Project Point of Contact: karen3remove@removehawaii.edu
Project Results
The key results of the Pharm2Pharm program, showing a significant decrease in the medication-related hospitalization rate among those age 65 or older and return on investment in the pharmacists, have been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  The article is available at the following link:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.14518/full