2018 December JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

December 13, 2018
3:00PM
4:00PM
EDT
Fee: 
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members.
Presenters: 
Megan Hoopes, MPH; John Muench, MD, MPH

Development of an algorithm to link electronic health record prescriptions with pharmacy dispense claims

Authors Megan Hoopes and John Muench will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Hoopes M, Angier H, Raynor LA, et al. Development of an algorithm to link electronic health record prescriptions with pharmacy dispense claims. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Oct 1;25(10):1322-1330. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy095 [Abstract]

Presenters

Megan Hoopes, MPH
Manager of Research Analytics, Biostatistician
OCHIN, Inc.
Portland, OR

Megan’s career has focused on health policy, public health, health disparities, and surveillance in a range of focus areas (e.g., cancer, diabetes, vital statistics, substance abuse). She has served as Site Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, Biostatistician, and Project Director on multiple NIH, AHRQ, and PCORI-funded research studies. She conducts research and manages the Research Analytics team at OCHIN, a nonprofit health care innovation center based in Portland, OR, that provides information technology and research to advance health equity for vulnerable patients.

John Muench, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Clinical Researcher
OCHIN, Inc.
Portland, OR

Dr. John Muench is interested in the intersection of mental health and primary care.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Wayne State University School of Medicine and received an MPH degree from OHSU studying diabetes epidemiology. He continues to have a clinical practice in an FQHC in urban Portland, OR.

Format

  • 30-minute discussion between the authors and the JAMIA Student Editorial Board moderators including salient features of the published study and its potential impact on practice.
  • 30-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools and moderated by JAMIA Student Editorial Board members

Managers

JAMIA Journal Club managers and monthly moderators are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:

Kelson Zawack, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biostatistics Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT 


Tiffany J. Callahan, MPH, PhD Candidate, Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO



Moderator

Rui Duan, MS, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



Citation

The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Hoopes M, Angier H, Raynor LA, et al. Development of an algorithm to link electronic health record prescriptions with pharmacy dispense claims. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Oct 1;25(10):1322-1330. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy095

Student Access

Students who are not AMIA members, but whose academic institutions are members of the Academic Forum, are eligible for a complimentary JAMIA Journal Club registration. Please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org for the discount code. In the email, please include: full name, Academic Department, and the primary Academic Forum representative of that Academic Department. Note that AMIA Student memberships are $50, which allow access to JAMIA, all JAMIA Journal Clubs, and other webinars of interest to the biomedical informatics community. 

Statement of Purpose

Electronic health records (EHRs) generally record medication prescribing, but are often unequipped to capture whether those prescriptions are filled. Although e-prescribing has dramatically increased in recent years, prescribed and dispensed medications are often stored using different terminology systems. This lack of connection among systems limits clinicians’ understanding of which of their patients fill their medications and how to tailor care appropriately.

The barrier to tracking compliance is magnified in patient populations that are low-income, and are either publicly insured or uninsured. Non-elderly adult Medicaid recipients are sicker and have a greater burden of chronic disease than the general population, and thus face many barriers to medication adherence.

Lead author Megan Hoopes presents results from the study she and colleagues conducted using an algorithm linking prescribing data to claims-based dispensing data to determine medication adherence in a population of patients being served by community health centers.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objectives

The general learning objective for all of the JAMIA Journal Club webinars is that participants will

  • Use a critical appraisal process to assess article validity and to gauge article findings' relevance to practice

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Consider the value and impact of linking EHR prescribing to claims-based dispensing data to quantify how often patients with diabetes filled prescribed chronic disease medications

Faculty

Megan Hoopes, MPH
Manager of Research Analytics, Biostatistician
OCHIN, Inc.
Portland, OR

John Muench, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Clinical Researcher
OCHIN, Inc.
Portland, OR

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Criteria for Successful Completion

Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by:

  • Viewing the live webinar
  • Optional submission of questions via webinar feature
  • Completion of the evaluation survey in the course
  • Completion of the credit claim (physicians only)

For a certificate of completion, contact Pesha@amia.org.

Note that the archived webinar does not offer continuing education credit. 

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest for 12 months prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.

Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

JAMIA Journal Club Faculty: Megan Hoopes, John Muench
JAMIA Journal Club planners: Kelson Zawack, Tiffany J. Callahan, Rui Duan 
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein
JAMIA Student Editorial Board Advisor: Michael Chiang

Contact Info

For questions about content or CE, email Pesha@amia.org. For questions about webinar access, email Susanne@amia.org