Clinical Pharmacist Chronic Pain Services: Implementing Interprofessional Care

This webinar from the AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists discuses how to improve care and outcomes for complex patients with chronic pain.

Presenters Lori Wiviott Tishler, MD, MPH, Edgar L. Ross, MD and Michele L. Matthews, PharmD, CPE, RPh describe in detail a clinical pharmacy service that supports the management of chronic pain patients and the benefits these services provide to hospitals and health systems, including the challenges faced by providers in managing substance abuse. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical pharmacist service and how such services can be established
  • Describe the interprofessional collaboration and benefits to medical staff in effective and efficient management of their patients, and
  • Describe the opportunities organizations can realize in improved patient outcomes, including proactively addressing substance abuse issues that can arise in patient populations served.

About the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists:
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 43,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,