Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

First Advisor

Todd Lemke, Pharm.D, CDE

Second Advisor

Jean Moon, Phar.D, BCACP


Medication therapy management (MTM) services are evolving, and through collaborative practice agreements with providers, pharmacists are in a unique position to use their knowledge and skills to improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Studies have shown that employer provided MTM services can lead to reduced spending on employer healthcare plan costs and improve overall health outcomes for beneficiaries of the MTM program. CentraCare offers MTM programs for their employees and their beneficiaries, but the program is underutilized due to lack of awareness and limited ambulatory care pharmacists to provide MTM services. This project covers ambulatory care pharmacists' role in improving employee health outcomes and will review past pharmacist-employee MTM visits and use information from the previous year visits to support continuation of the MTM program at CentraCare. The goal of this project is to show that pharmacist-employee MTM visits will improve the health of CentraCare employees and their beneficiaries. The results of the study can also be used to target new patients who will benefit from CentraCare’s MTM program and to improve employee engagement.


A Report Submitted to the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program