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Novant Health to Detail Pharmacist-Driven Post-Discharge Drug Therapy Management Effort for High-Risk Patients in February 3, 2016 Webinar.

Sea Girt, NJ, January 13, 2016 --( Using the three-pronged approach of medication reconciliation, pharmacotherapy review and patient education, Novant Health's clinical pharmacists work to reduce preventable readmissions in high-risk patients by optimizing medication regimens and removing barriers to adherence.

Novant's clinical pharmacist-driven medication management effort will be explored during "Medication Management: Using Clinical Pharmacists to Complete Comprehensive Drug Therapy Management Post-Discharge in High-Risk Patients," a February 3, 2016 webinar. The 45-minute webcast is sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Learn more about Novant's Pharmacist-Driven Medication Management for High-Risk Patients at

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Scheduled Speaker: Rebecca Bean, director, population health pharmacy, Novant Health

Conference Focus: Participants will get an inside look at Novant Health's medication management approach and why a clinical pharmacist is key to the program's success, including the following:

- The stratification criteria Novant Health uses to identify patients who are at high-risk for readmission related to adverse drug events;

- The components and timing of Novant Health's medication management efforts, as well as details on the program's staffing requirements;

- The most common barriers to medication adherence and how Novant Health's multidisciplinary team works with patients to remove these barriers;

- How Novant Health's clinical pharmacists work across the care continuum to train and align staff to maintain an accurate medication list in the electronic health record at all times; and

- How Novant partners with primary care physicians to provide team-based medication management services and incorporate pharmacists into the patient-centered medical home.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on February 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available February 5, 2016; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available February 24, 2016. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about Novant's Pharmacist-Driven Medication Management for High-Risk Patients at

Quote Attributable to Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:

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"As Americans live longer, acquire greater numbers of chronic conditions, and are prescribed more medications, the potential for hospitalizations due to adverse drug events rises. Increasingly, pharmacist-led interventions and outreach such as Novant's are instituted to reverse this trend. Novant Health's medication management approach to reducing readmissions in high-risk patients will be valuable for healthcare organizations wishing to curb the incidence of preventable rehospitalizations and preserve reimbursement levels."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network — HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail, or visit

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