Grantee Profile: Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation: Connecting Older Cambodian-Americans with Pharmacists Miles Away
2010 | Download
Responding to President Obama’s initiative to maximize the benefits of health information technology, the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation is collaborating with Khmer Health Advocates on an innovative telemedicine approach to delivering medication therapy management services to elderly CambodianAmericans in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and California.
This project is being funded as part of PHI's Center for Technology and Aging Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program. This oneyear grant will partner Connecticut pharmacists with community health workers in Connecticut and California (through telemedicine links) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate medication management, with a goal of identifying and resolving drug therapy problems to optimize health outcomes.
The project incorporates all aspects of telemedicine including videoconferencing, spoken format (in Khmer language) data collection tools, electronic medical records and software for data analysis that identifies issues affecting medication beliefs and adherence for use in community specific education programs.