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CONNECTORx CORNERx Pharmacy Strategy & Career Development Newsletter: Medication Management Clinic, Career Development Myths, Affirmations

PHARMACY STRATEGY: Medication Management Clinic (MMC)

Expanding ambulatory services is an important strategy for health systems. One option to do this is the creation of a pharmacy department-run Medication Management Clinic (MMC).

MMC integrates clinical pharmacists in a referral-based model working under a collaborative practice agreement (CPA).

This model has proven to be effective in expanding support for more patients with the 340B program and increasing clinical continuity.

Collaborative Workflow:

  1. Provider / RPH Identify Patient
  2. Refer to MMC RPH
  3. Visit with RPH 
  4. Assess, order, and educate under CPA 
  5. Financial Barriers Removed
  6. Prescription Sent to Pharmacy Documentation sent tp Provider 
  7. Follow-up visits with RPH and Provider 

Service Benefits

  • Create clinician capacity and improve patient access
  • Collaboratively support clinical outcomes for patients
  • Improve financial margins 

Some organizations have called such clinics chronic care or chronic conditions, but I prefer Medication Management to align with our national initiatives around standardizing to this term. 

Let me know if you have implemented such a program or if you are interested in doing so.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Career Development Myths

10 Myths of Career Development Plans • Why we don't invest in ourselves!

  1. My manager is responsible - You the employee, are in the driver's seat
  2. My company will provide - Not always true
  3. I already have an advanced degree - be a lifelong learner
  4. I just started a new position
  5. I have an annual performance review - only reviews your current position goals 
  6. I am focused on my current job - if you desire to stay in your current role, consider ways to deliver more value. I challenge you to think bigger - you can do more!
  7. I don't have time - personal free time
  8. I don't have time - at work
  9. Costs too much - The investment in your future will be worth it.  You will increase your options for raises, bonuses, and promotions.  In addition, there are many lower cost options online these days. 
  10. I already have one - Congratulations!  Consider updating it every 6 months

For more information, download the myths and rookie mistakes here.   Join the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Bootcamp this Saturday to take ownership of your career path. 

FUN & JOY: Affirmations

Affirmations are like daily vitamins for your mind.

They're positive statements or phrases that you repeat to yourself regularly to cultivate a positive mindset and manifest your goals.

Whether it's "I am capable," "I attract abundance," or "I embrace change," affirmations reinforce constructive beliefs and encourage self-empowerment.

Incorporating them into your daily routine can shift your perspective, boost confidence, and help you navigate life's challenges with resilience.

Embrace the power of affirmations and watch as they transform your thoughts into reality.

What affirmations do you say?  One of my favorites is "I give myself grace."


I am here to support you in your journey to advance pharmacy and accelerate your joyful engaging career.  Schedule time for us to connect.   

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