|Medication Therapy Management|
Medication Therapy Management [MTM]
MTM happens when a pharmacist works with a patient as well as physicians and other health care providers to be sure the patient gets the best use out of the medicines he/she takes. This may include reviewing all the medicines a person takes, checking for how well they are working as well as side effects or drug interactions. Pharmacists may also change how, when, or what medicines a patient is using and educate the patient how to best use their medicines to improve their health.
Pharmacists can spend time with a patient with a chronic disease, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, getting to know how best to help each individual get and stay healthy. Pharmacists help patients take the right medicines, at the right time, at the right dose, with individualized attention and care in combination with lifestyle choices that can improve control of chronic disease.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is provided by pharmacists in a variety of ways in all different healthcare settings. Patients may receive this specialized care from a pharmacist in your local community pharmacy, in the hospital, or in a clinic or doctor's office. The pharmacist may talk with a patient through phone calls or during scheduled visits, or he or she may touch base with a patient while they are at the pharmacy or doctor's office for another reason. MTM involves helping patients achieve the best health possible through using the right medicines for them the right way. Pharmacists make this happen by being flexible in the way they connect and care for patients, as well as being accessible in so many facets of healthcare and communities.
The MTM Consortium was created to support expansion and integration of MTM across Ohio to medically underserved citizens. This effort involves collaboration between the Ohio Department of Health, OACHC, the Ohio Pharmacists Association, HSAG, and the Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy.
improving chronic disease through mtm
|Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
|Carrie Hornbeck, MPH
Ohio Department of Health Chronic Disease Section
To get more information or inquire about joining this effort and connecting MTM with medically underserved persons in your area, please fill out an information form.
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement #6NU58DP004826, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.