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ISMIE Programs Offer Tools to Improve Your Prescribing

July 23, 2019

For patients with complex, chronic or severe illnesses, finding the right mix of medications can dramatically improve their quality of life. Your patients rely on you to use every tool at your disposal in making sure their medication regimen is appropriate to their needs – including considering whether some of their prescriptions should be discontinued.

Two programs from ISMIE’s 2018 Risk Management Symposium have recently been added to our on-demand library, and are now ready for your prescribing toolbox:
  • Improving Prescribing in the Era of Precision Medicine – Can doctors predict in advance whether a treatment will work for an individual patient, or cause serious side effects? Recent advances in pharmacogenomics are paving the way for greater precision in patient care. In this program, Peter H. O’Donnell, MD, will discuss the power of genomics and point-of-care prescribing decision support, and how these tools can inform your patient care. Access the on-demand course
     
  • Deprescribing: The Who, What, When, Why, and How – In the United States, 40% of people 65 and older take at least five regular medications. While sometimes justifiable, polypharmacy exposes older adults to numerous risks, and a systematic process of deprescribing may be needed to help evaluate and prioritize medications. In this program, Holly Holmes, MD, MS, outlines that process, focuses on the patients and situations where deprescribing might be helpful, and identifies several tools for clinicians. Access the on-demand course
These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

If you have questions about ISMIE’s full range of risk management education offerings, please contact the risk management team at 800-782-4767 or by  email

 
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