The Cardiovascular Risk Service (CVRS) first began in 2010 during two federally funded research trials focusing on doctor-pharmacist teamwork and it's place in improving patient care. In 2010, Dr. Barry Carter's team of pharmacists, stationed out of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, sought to both improve the transitions of care in patients being discharged from the University of Iowa Hospital and the blood pressures of patients seen at the Iowa City Veteran's Affairs Hospital. Since then, the CVRS pharmacists have moved from physically meeting with patients in the hospital, to working with physicians and patients electronically. This shift to electronic doctor-pharmacist teamwork and patient management has made it possible for us to now manage almost 350 patients in 15 states. The picture below shows the network of locations in the United States where pharmacists and primary care providers currently collaborate.