Pharmacists: The solution to expanding clinical services

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis has a reputation for implementing innovative health system–wide programs that rely on pharmacists as members of a multidisciplinary team to improve patient care. From 2008 to 2010, HCMC conducted 30 different pilot projects to improve patient care. In every instance, pharmacists proved to be an invaluable asset to the team.

Mission possible: Helping patients get the medications they need

There are often gaps in care as patients transition from hospital to home. Mission Health System’s Matthew Ransom, PharmD, leads an innovative endeavor called the Medication Assistance Program (MAP), which provides medication access and education as well as chronic disease management to senior and low-income patients after they are discharged from the hospital.