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Community Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management for Heart Failure

Pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM) services have been suggested as a way to improve heart failure (HF) outcomes and counter fragmented care. Nevertheless, broad implementation of MTM services, especially for HF, has not occurred. Therefore, the investigators propose a community engagement pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of 1) training of community pharmacists to perform MTM for HF patients by the University of Rhode Island (URI) Faculty and Brown University Physicians, 2) community pharmacists performing MTM post-training for patients discharged with HF in their own community, 3) establishment of a community based research network (CBRN) and registry to assess the efficacy of the training and the MTM intervention through collaboration among patients with HF, community pharmacists and URI pharmacists and Brown University physicians.

Sponsored by: Providence VA Medical Center