December 15, 2017 | Written by: Watson Health
Categorized: Article | Value-Based Care
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A focus on quality outcomes, efficient care delivery and cost reduction is the driving force behind virtually every healthcare organization’s performance improvement goals. Yet, for all of the talk about value-based care and its power to transform both clinical and operational performance, one key ingredient that organizations might have overlooked is the role of pharmacy.
In this article from Population Health News, Tina Moen, PharmD, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health, discusses the role that pharmacists can play in delivering value-based care. Pharmacists have been an untapped resource, but their medication expertise and trusted relationships with patients can support value-based programs.