Medication therapy management training using case studies and the mirixapro platform

Kimberley J. Begley, Kelli L. Coover, Jennifer A. Tilleman, Ann M.Ryan Haddad, Samuel C. Augustine

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Objective. To implement and assess a medication therapy management (MTM) training program for pharmacy students using the MirixaPro (Mirixa Corporation, Reston, VA) platform and case studies. Design. Students received lectures introducing MTM and were given a demonstration of the MirixaPro platform. They were divided into teams and assigned cases and times to interview patients portrayed by faculty members. Using the MirixaPro system, students performed 2 comprehensive medication reviews during the semester, recording the patient's current medications, indications, side effects, allergies, health conditions, and laboratory test recommendations and developed a personal medication record and medication action plan. Assessment. Based on a rubric with a rating scale of 0-10, campus and distance pathway students received mean scores ranging from 6.3-7.4 for their performance on the second MTM exercise, an increase of 47%-54% over the first MTM exercise. In qualitative assessments, the majority of students believed that their confidence in providing MTM was enhanced by the activity, while faculty members recognized the advantage of using MirixaPro, which allowed students to experience what is required in processing a pharmacist led, billable MTM encounter. Conclusions. Use of the MirixaPro system and patient cases provides students with a ''hands-on'' experience that may encourage them to promote MTM during their APPEs and provide MTM services as practicing pharmacists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Medication Therapy Management
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Pharmacists
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Pharmacy Students
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Hypersensitivity
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Interviews
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  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Medication therapy management training using case studies and the mirixapro platform. / Begley, Kimberley J.; Coover, Kelli L.; Tilleman, Jennifer A.; Haddad, Ann M.Ryan; Augustine, Samuel C.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 75, No. 3, 01.01.2011.

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