More and more Americans are faced with the twain challenge of rising healthcare costs and the increasing burden of chronic diseases. With about 6 in 10 adults in the United States suffering from a chronic illness, including diabetes and heart disease, there is a clear need to rethink approaches to tackling this burden and optimizing healthcare outcomes.
Jessica Lea, Pharm.D., EMBA, BCPP, Founder and CEO of Tria Health, in this interview speaks about integrating the pharmacist into healthcare delivery and leveraging pharmacists’ expertise in key clinical care decisions to optimize patient care outcomes.
Tria Health delivers pharmacist-led chronic disease management, leveraging collaborations among the three players in healthcare delivery: the pharmacist, patient, and healthcare provider, to optimize care outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs.
Jessica emphasizes the need to incorporate the expertise of pharmacists in optimizing patient prescriptions and care plans to improve outcomes and eliminate needless prescriptions and avoidable complications.