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Medication adherence vs compliance: How smart tools can bridge the nonadherence gap
‘Medication adherence’ and ‘medication compliance’ have historically been used interchangeably. After all, both terms relate to a patient’s ability to take their medication as prescribed. Although adherence and compliance seem synonymous, read on to discover their subtle differences.
Medication adherence tools: best options for providers, payers, and pharmacies
Did you know that one in five patients don’t fill their prescriptions as directed? And among those who do, half of them don’t take their medications as prescribed?
Medication nonadherence can have life-threatening consequences, and costs our healthcare system $100 billion in avoidable hospitalizations. It’s no wonder why patient adherence is a high priority for providers, insurance payers, and pharmacies.
How prescription monitoring programs can improve medication adherence
When it comes to value-based care, payers and healthcare professionals (HCPs) are eager to improve the longevity and quality of life of their members. A top priority to reach this goal is to improve medication adherence rates, which, when low, can adversely impact the overall quality of life, healthcare costs, and population health of the country.
Caregiving for a parent with Alzheimer’s: what you should know
Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s can be a long, stressful, and emotional journey. With no available cure for this debilitating disease, your care becomes all-the-more important in maintaining your loved one’s quality of life.
If you’re embarking on your caregiving journey, read on to learn how to provide the best possible care for your loved one.