Medication Adherence

Using Quality Measures to Address Medication Adherence, Access

March 18, 2019 - A clinical quality framework may be an effective path forward for understanding and improving medication access for patients, according to a new report from the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. The report, which also outlined the key social, financial, and logistical barriers patients face when accessing their medications, asserted that a quality framework could help healthcare leaders...

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Patient Education, Communication Key for Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Strong patient-provider communication, patient education, and lower costs can help patients more confidently manage and take their medications, according to a recent survey from DrFirst. The survey of 200 patients without chronic...

How Can Health Pros Address Cost as Medication Adherence Barrier?

by Sara Heath

As healthcare professionals continue to push for better chronic disease management, they continue to face high healthcare costs as a primary medication adherence barrier. Numerous studies have indicated that drug costs serve as the...

How Health Coaching Improves Medication Adherence, Chronic Care

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals looking to support better chronic disease management and improved medication adherence should consider another tool in their arsenal: nurse-led health coaching. The healthcare industry has long been chipping away...

Medication Management Improvements Key for Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Although the healthcare industry is on the right track, more must be done to improve medication management to drive higher patient medication adherence and patient safety, according to a survey from the Association of Medical Directors of...

FDA: Patient Access to OTC Drugs to Cut Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

by Sara Heath

A draft guidance from FDA will help patients navigate over-the-counter (OTC) drug alternatives for some of their usual, prescription chronic disease management drugs. Ideally, this will promote patient choice in their own medications and...

How Dose Packaging Improves Medication Adherence in Chronic Care

by Sara Heath

When it comes to consumer engagement with a certain product, it’s all in the packaging. The same rings true in healthcare, as more medical professionals are considering dose packaging to help improve medication adherence and patient...

Improvements Needed for Patient Engagement Apps, Health Behavior

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals and mHealth app designers must identify ways to make medication adherence apps produce improvements in wellness measures, indicates a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

Digital Tools Useful for Medication Adherence in Older Patients

by Sara Heath

Text messaging technology can help improve medication adherence rates in older Medicare patients by up to 14 percent, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. This finding comes as many healthcare...


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