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UPMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Shrank, discusses how the features of IDFS lines up to deliver better care at lower cost and better management of the members and the patients that are served.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explore how benefits design impacts adherence
  • Describe how complexity impacts adherence
  • Describe how medication reconciliation impacts hospitalization

Reading Resources:

  1. A Public-Private Partnership for Proactive Pharmacy-Based Outreach and Acquisition of Needed Medication in Advance of Severe Winter Weather. Lurie N, Bunton A, Grande K, Margolis G, Howell B, Shrank WH. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Dec 5. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7208.
  2. Association Between Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Adherence to Chronic Disease Medications: A Cohort Study. Lauffenburger JC, Shrank WH, Bitton A, Franklin JM, Glynn RJ, Krumme AA, Matlin OS, Pezalla EJ, Spettell CM, Brill G, Choudhry NK. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Nov 15. doi: 10.7326/M15-2659.
  3. Medication adherence and healthcare disparities: impact of statin co-payment reduction. Lewey J, Shrank WH, Avorn J, Liu J, Choudhry NK. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Oct;21(10):696-704.


Dr. Shrank has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Johnson and Johnson

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test with a pass rate of 100% and provide your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields.  This information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine using the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Program and Activity Reporting System.

Release Date: 2/20/2017 | Last Modified On: 2/20/2017 | Expires: 2/10/2020

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