Pulling Pharmacists Into Real Time Care Teams

Pulling Pharmacists Into Real Time Care Teams

A home health monitoring project launched by the University of Michigan is giving clinical pharmacists a role that might have previously been handled by the doctor or even a nurse enabling them to intervene quickly when a patient reports blood pressure problems. 

The project will equip 25 patients of the University of Michigan's Department of Family Medicine with Bluetooth-enabled BP monitors and Tactio mobile apps. The patients will be required to send their blood pressure readings through the TactioRPM platform to clinical pharmacists, who can intervene when those readings indicate hypertension.