Student Pharmacists at The University of Texas at Austin to receive cutting-edge experiential education in Medication Therapy Management.
The College of Pharmacy made another significant stride in providing groundbreaking educational opportunities for students. On Jan. 19, 2018, President Gregory L. Fenves approved a partnership between the College of Pharmacy and SinfoníaRx Inc. to offer advanced experiential education in medication therapy management and comprehensive medication review services. SinfoníaRx was established in 2006 at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and is now a subsidiary of Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc. (NASDAQ:TRHC).
Dr. M. Lynn Crismon, dean of the College of Pharmacy, said he is excited about the educational opportunities this partnership will provide. “Pharmacists are increasingly engaged in clinical roles where they have responsibility for helping manage patients’ medication therapy. This collaboration with SinfoníaRx will allow UT student pharmacists to develop skills performing telephonic medication therapy management utilizing SinfoníaRx’s innovative software.”
Medication therapy management (MTM) is patient care provided by pharmacists whose aim is to optimize medication treatment and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. MTM is performed in all settings in which patients receive medications, and different practice settings — such as hospitals, community pharmacies and clinics — may administer MTM services differently. The primary goal is to ensure medication is right for the patient and his or her health conditions, thus achieving the best possible health outcome. All UT Austin College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) candidates currently obtain MTM certification during their third year of study.
With the college’s new partnership, student pharmacists will train on SinfoníaRx’s suite of medication management services, including its proprietary software, RxCompanion™, a customizable and scalable platform designed to identify and resolve medication and other health-related problems. Through a population management approach, potential problems are triaged based on urgency and complexity, then resolved through telephonic consultations, face-to-face consultations, or video-based consultations with MTM providers.
“We are eager to collaborate with the great faculty and students at The University of Texas,” said Kevin Boesen, Pharm.D., CEO of SinfoníaRx. “This collaboration will allow us to continue to provide innovative medication management through new technologies and service offerings.”
Through professional partnerships with companies and organizations such as SinfoníaRx, the College of Pharmacy continues its practice of offering the highest quality education for future pharmacists at one of the top pharmacy schools in the country. It looks forward to the education and research opportunities this partnership will provide to student pharmacists, graduate students and faculty members.
Visit SinfoníaRx’s website for more information about its work in medication therapy management.