New Spira Care Program Aims to Optimize Patient Medications
Spira Care has launched the Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) program, an innovative patient-centered approach assessing a patient’s medications to help ensure they are appropriate, effective, safe given other health conditions and medications being taken, and accessible.
The program’s initial focus is on patients with complex conditions who are transitioning out of the hospital.
More about CMM
Helping to ensure Spira Care patients get the most benefit from advances in pharmacology is a critical component of improving their health. Spira Care’s CMM program takes a patient-centered approach and is delivered by a pharmacist working in collaboration with the patient and other healthcare providers.
CMM is a critical and innovative connector between primary care, hospitals, partner health systems, specialty healthcare providers, pharmacy, and health insurance. It supports improved medication-related outcomes and offers increased individualized attention to medications and the impact of those medications on a patient’s daily life.
Spira Care and CMM
Spira Care’s CMM program includes an individualized care plan to help patients achieve the intended goals of each medication with appropriate follow-up to monitor outcomes.
Spira Care’s ambulatory care pharmacist, Bailey Scism, PharmD, BCACP, is embedded in the primary care setting to support and empower patients to proactively manage their health goals, diagnoses, and prescriptions. She works side-by-side with Spira Care physicians and advanced practice providers in the transitions of patients who have been hospitalized. She also helps ensure prescriptions are safe, effective, and affordable for each patient’s unique needs and insurance formulary interpretation.
Through CMM, Dr. Scism applies her pharmacotherapeutic expertise in a collaborative process with Spira Care Teams, allowing physicians to be more efficient, see more patients, and spend more time providing medical care.
CMM embodies the Spira Care model of Advanced Primary Care, offering a personalized, patient-centered, simplified healthcare experience.