As we move into the year 2020, technology is evolving at an incredible pace and rapidly changing the way we live our lives. Simultaneously, our aging population and the increasing number of people living with chronic conditions require more healthcare services.
These converging trends present more opportunities for pharmacists to expand the scope of their practice and improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs, including providing medication therapy management (MTM). MTM encompasses a broad range of healthcare services that aim to keep patients using the right medications, at the right time, in the right way.
To provide more insights on the emerging trends shaping the industry, OutcomesMTM®, a Cardinal Health company, recently published its 2019 MTM Trends Report.
Here’s a look at four key trends we think impact the role of pharmacists and the expanding need for MTM.