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Feb 23

Past Event

Designing Pilot Programs to Distribute Patient Medication Information


On February 23, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform convened the third meeting on the topic of improving patient medication information (PMI). While previous discussions focused on the content and format of the single-page PMI document, this meeting focused on the process of delivering PMI to patients, a process that currently is both inconsistent and unreliable. Several independent groups presented outlines for potential distribution pilots and experts commented on pilot design, implementation of pilots, and proposed strategies to evaluate distribution through pilots. These pilots will test distribution of PMI for real products to real patients.

Discussion specifically focused on:

  • What researchers have learned about how medication information is currently distributed, particularly within the current pharmacy work-flow
  • Types of medical products that would be suitable for pilots
  • How to create accompanying PMI prototypes
  • What the community can hope to learn from such pilots
  • Appropriate metrics for evaluating the distribution process

Event Agenda

  • Welcome, Overview, and Meeting Objectives

  • FDA Perspectives: Past and Future for PMI

    • Janet Woodcock

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    • Rachel Behrman

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Session I: Goals and Objectives of PMI Distribution Pilots

    • Michael Wolf

      Northwestern University

    • Ruth Parker

      Emory University School of Medicine

    • Mark S. Paxton

      Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

    • Kevin Nicholson

      National Association of Chain Drug Stores

  • Session II: Developing PMI for Use in Pilots

    • Thomas G. Cantu


    • Pamela Budny

      Eli Lilly and Company

    • Gail Cawkwell

      Pfizer, Inc.

  • Session III: Potential Distribution Pilots

    • Baxter Byerly

      Catalina Health Resource

    • Mike Skovira

      Catalina Health Resource

    • J. Russell Teagarden

      Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

    • Edward Fotsch

      PDR Network LLC

    • Stuart J. Nelson

      National Library of Medicine

  • Moderated Discussion

    • Gerald K. McEvoy

      American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

    • William Shrank

      Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital

    • Michael Murray

      Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Improvement and Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

      Purdue University College of Pharmacy

  • Closing Remarks


February 23, 2011

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


For More Information

Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

(202) 797-4391

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