A comprehensive medication management program is an important aspect of overall health and wellness. Medications play a vital role in treating a variety of conditions, but for them to work properly, you need to take them as prescribed by your doctor.
Medication management is the process of making sure that your medications are safe, effective, and aligned with your healthcare team’s recommendations. While it’s easy to think of medication management as simply taking a prescription as directed by a doctor, there’s more to this important process than just following orders.
In fact, when you look at the different perspectives involved in medication management—your insurance, your physician(s), yourself—it becomes clear that there are many moving parts in the complex system we call “medication” So what exactly is medication management? It is:
- An organized way to review all aspects of drug therapy including diagnosis(es), treatment options, cost differences between generic and brand name products (if applicable). In addition, making sure to communicate all of this with your doctors.
What is Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM)?
Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) is a comprehensive approach to managing medications. It ensures the appropriate use of all your medications, including prescription medications, over-the-counter, vitamins, and supplements. It is a systematic process which may be used by any caregiver (elderly, disabled or chronically ill patients) with assistance from their doctor for the purpose of preventing or reducing harm due to medication use. The goal of CMM is not to eliminate medications but rather reduce harm by improving appropriate use of prescription and non-prescription drugs.
CMM requires a thorough assessment of each client’s medication history and current prescription drug regimen. Then, creating a treatment plan that includes you, your caregiver, and your doctors. Finally, regular follow-ups to make sure the plan is working for you, and modify it with your healthcare team if needed. The ultimate goal is to provide you with the best care possible to improve your quality of life.
Why is CMM important?
CMM is important because it can help you:
- Improve medication adherence, which helps patients take their medications as prescribed.
- Reduce the use of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, nursing home care and hospice care.
- Reduce the use of emergency medical services such as ambulance services.
Medication management is an important aspect of overall health and wellness.
Medication management is the process of ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients in any setting. It involves a team effort, including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nutritionists and other healthcare providers. It includes managing prescriptions, educating patients about their medicines. Then monitoring how drugs interact with one another or with supplements or vitamins. It also includes collecting samples for diagnosis, alerting doctors when there are adverse reactions to new medications, and ordering tests such as blood work or urine analysis that may indicate a need for further evaluation.
Medication management is an important aspect of overall health and wellness. It’s also a complex process that requires the expertise of a trained professional to make sure your medications are being taken correctly and safely. If you’re interested in learning more about CMM, contact our us today!
Where Can I Get Help?
Care GenomiX offers personalized consulting services for your need. Contact us to order your pharmacogemoics or nutriogenomics test. Having hard time managing your medications? We are here to help managing your medications with our comprehensive medication management service.