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Effectiveness of an Advanced Clinical Decision Support System on Clinical Decision-Making Skills in a Call Center Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy Setting: A Pilot Study

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Applied Precision Pharmacotherapy Institute, Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
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Precision Pharmacotherapy Research & Development Institute, Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Lake Nona, FL 32827, USA
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Pharmacy 2020, 8(4), 228; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8040228
Received: 5 October 2020 / Revised: 6 November 2020 / Accepted: 18 November 2020 / Published: 25 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Pharmacy Education and Student/Practitioner Training)
(1) Background: There is limited evidence related to the efficacy of advanced clinical decision support systems (CDSS) on the quantity of high-quality clinical recommendations in a pharmacy-related medication therapy management (MTM) setting. The study aimed to assess the effect of an advanced CDSS on the quantity of relevant clinical pharmacist recommendations in a call center MTM setting. (2) Methods: This pre-test/post-test with comparator group study compared clinical skills assessment scores between certified MTM pharmacists in March 2020. A Wilcoxon Signed Rank test assessed the difference between pre- and post-test scores in both groups. (3) Results: Of 20 participants, the majority were less than 40 years old (85%) with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (90%). Nine were female. Intervention group participants had less than three years of experience as a pharmacist. The control group had less than three years (40%) or seven to ten years (40%) of experience. There was a significant increase in intervention group scores between pre- (median = 3.0, IQR = 3.0) and post-test segments (median = 6.5, IQR = 4.0, p = 0.02). There was no significant change between control group pre- and post-test segments (p = 0.48). (4) Conclusion: Pharmacist exposure to an advanced CDSS was associated with significantly increased quantity of relevant clinical recommendations in an MTM pharmacy setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: medication therapy management; clinical decision support systems; training; pharmacist medication therapy management; clinical decision support systems; training; pharmacist
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Bingham, J.M.; Michaud, V.; Turgeon, J.; Axon, D.R. Effectiveness of an Advanced Clinical Decision Support System on Clinical Decision-Making Skills in a Call Center Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy Setting: A Pilot Study. Pharmacy 2020, 8, 228. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8040228

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Bingham JM, Michaud V, Turgeon J, Axon DR. Effectiveness of an Advanced Clinical Decision Support System on Clinical Decision-Making Skills in a Call Center Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy Setting: A Pilot Study. Pharmacy. 2020; 8(4):228. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8040228

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Bingham, Jennifer M., Veronique Michaud, Jacques Turgeon, and David R. Axon. 2020. "Effectiveness of an Advanced Clinical Decision Support System on Clinical Decision-Making Skills in a Call Center Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy Setting: A Pilot Study" Pharmacy 8, no. 4: 228. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8040228

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