Committee on Medication Optimization

Committee on Medication Optimization: As organizations commit to contracts requiring accountability for population costs and quality, optimal use of medication is increasingly seen as a crucial organizational competency for health systems. This committee will focus its discussions on the ways successful organizations are working to integrate strategies to address medication use to lower costs and improve care. Click here to download the committee overview sheet. 


Competency Orientation Guide (Click here)

Case Study Brief (Click here)

Public Webinar Recording (Click here)


Amanda Brummel, Executive VP Clinical Operations, Fairview Health Services

Brian Hodgkins, VP Operations of Ancillary Services, Desert Oasis Healthcare (Heritage Provider Network)

David Harlow, Medical Director, Vidant Health

Peter Hollmann, Medical Director  & VP of Healthcare and Integration, Lifespan Health Alliance

Don Bechtold, Chief Medical Officer, Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Amy Mathew, NewYork Quality Care

Liana Peiler, Medical Director, Hawaii Pacific Health

Norm Ward, Chief Medical Officer, OneCare Vermont

Molly Ekstrand, Medication Optimization Expert, Northstar Medication Optimization (Park Nicollet Clinic)

Jonathan Burke, Medical Director of Health Plans, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Michelle Templin, SVP, Product Management and Legislative Affairs, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc

Phillip Smeltzer, Executive Director of Population Health Institute, Medical University of South Carolina

Kathleen Jaeger, President, National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation

Kimberly Westrich, VP of Health Services Research, National Pharmaceutical Council

Erica Dobson, Manager of Pharmacy Services, University of Rochester


February 28, 2020 2pm ET (Recording Here)

March 24, 2020 11am ET (virtual) (Recording Here)

April 28, 2020 2pm ET (Recording Here)




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*Note: Sponsors fund and contribute to the committee work, but do not control committee outputs.