A National Web Conference on the Role of Health IT to Improve Medication Management

Event Details

  • Date: September 13, 2018
  • Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm


  • Karen Farris, Phd
  • Jeffrey Schnipper, MD
  • Margie Snyder, PharmD


AHRQ hosted a Web conference on September 13th from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the potential of health IT to improve medication monitoring, adherence, and medication therapy management for patients with complex conditions. Presenters discussed a text messaging system for patients with chronic conditions, the effects of a smart pillbox intervention on patient medication adherence after hospital discharge, and recommendations for clinical decision support used by community pharmacists delivering medication therapy management. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the benefits and challenges for using reinforcement learning-guided text messaging to impact medication adherence. 
  2. Discuss the evaluation of a smart pillbox used by patients during care transitions. 
  3. Describe the extent to which clinical decision support for community pharmacist-delivered medication therapy management (MTM CDS) aligns with established human factors principles. 
  4. Discuss the usability and usefulness of MTM CDS for community pharmacists. 

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 2.18 MB)
  • Q&A (PDF, 448 KB)

Note: The full description of Dr. Margie Snyder’s project is pending publication in a peer-reviewed journal; her discussion and results will be posted following the journal release.

CME/CNE credits were approved for those who attended the live event of this Web conference only. If you have any questions about obtaining CME/CNE credit for this webinar, please send an email to DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.