Available Until 12/31/2023

Lessons Learned: Collaboration to Support Cardiovascular Disease Guidelines-based Adherence

Please note: This webcast is a recording from eLearning Days 2022 and is NOT accredited for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.

Course Description:

This session is sponsored by Amgen and will review the findings and lessons learned from Amgen, Optum Life Sciences, and a health plan network ACO collaborating to improve the blood cholesterol outcomes in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients by providing guideline-based treatment.


Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Understand the impact of CVD in the US and barriers to addressing ASCVD 
  • Highlight a novel collaboration to utilize a team-based approach with patient communication to improve blood cholesterol outcomes 
  • Discuss the importance of following guideline-based treatment in cardiovascular disease to improve quality of care and appropriate use of treatments 
  • Understand how payers and providers can use data to incorporate guideline-based care recommendations with patients and into daily practice processes  


Bethany Kalich, PharmD
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Medical Affairs 
San Antonio, Texas 

Brian K. Solow, MD 

Chief Medical Officer 
Optum Life Sciences  
Irvine, California  


Annie Schuster, PharmD, FAMCP

Clinical Programs, Sr Director
CIGNA Health Corporation
Franklin, Tennessee

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