Implementation of Collaborative Drug Therapy Management....

June 16, 2022

Implementation of Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Services in a Large Public Health Care System in the United States

This session will review the implementation and outcomes of a Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) program at a large public health care system in the United States. Clinical pharmacists are uniquely trained to address key issues surrounding management of diabetes, including the pharmacotherapy management, diabetes self-management education and medication adherence. CDTM allows pharmacists to co-manage patients under a collaborative practice agreement with a patient’s primary care physician. 

Target Audience

•    Community-based organizations
•    Health plans
•    Health systems
•    Outpatient providers

Learning Objectives

•    Review select landmark trials leading to the generalized acceptance of pharmacist collaborative practice agreements
•    Understand the pharmacist’s educational/experiential training for providing CDTM services
•    Describe the framework needed to implement CDTM services in a health system

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/16/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/16/2022 - 2:00pm EDT

Joshua P. Rickard, PharmD, MPH, BCACP

Josh Rickard is currently a Senior Director in the Office of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at New York City Health + Hospitals. In this position, Dr. Rickard leads the effort to build and maintain Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Pharmacy within the health system.

Dr. Rickard obtained a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina and his Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He completed his residency training at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT specializing in Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Rickard currently a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, as well as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.



In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*

This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  

* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE


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