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ACO Data Tools Help Boost Prevention, Medication Compliance, Performance Results

By using as many data tools as possible, including EPIC® and MyChart®, and having physicians or their medical assistants contact patients directly if they missed medical appointments or shots, John C. Lincoln Network was able to significantly boost medical compliance … finish reading ACO Data Tools Help Boost Prevention, Medication Compliance, Performance Results

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Pharmacist Home Visits, Call Center Help High-Risk Patients to Manage Medication Adherence, Avoid Readmission

A new medication management program sends clinical pharmacists into high-risk patients’ homes in order to manage their medication adherence and lifestyles, according to Lahey Health and Dovetail Health, who are partnering in the program. Lahey Health Enhanced Care Program targets … finish reading Pharmacist Home Visits, Call Center Help High-Risk Patients to Manage Medication Adherence, Avoid Readmission

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Case Managers Coach Patients on Readmission ‘Red Flags’

Seeing patients within seven days of hospital discharge is key to avoiding “red flags” that can land that patient back in the hospital, says Dr. Randall Krakauer, MD, national Medicare medical director for Aetna. Red flags can range from patients … finish reading Case Managers Coach Patients on Readmission ‘Red Flags’

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Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

Community pharmacists can take a greater role in helping their patients adhere to their medication regimens, leading to a reduction in emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of … finish reading Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

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3 Opportunities to Cut Medication Non-Adherence Costs

Healthcare organizations are increasing their efforts to contain medication non-adherence costs by concentrating on care transitions in complex patients, according to the results of HIN’s third annual Medication Adherence e-survey. More than half of responding organizations said they are targeting … finish reading 3 Opportunities to Cut Medication Non-Adherence Costs

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Home Visits One of Four Key Trends in Medication Adherence Initiatives

Home visits are becoming the rule rather than the exception for organizations seeking to improve medication adherence rates. Nearly half (47 percent) of the respondents to HIN’s Medication Adherence in 2013 survey in January 2013 said they checked in with … finish reading Home Visits One of Four Key Trends in Medication Adherence Initiatives

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ACOs’ Medication Readiness Falling Short of Quality, Cost Goals

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have not yet developed the capabilities to leverage optimal medication use to achieve quality care and reduce overall costs, according to a study by researchers from the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), the American Medical Group Association … finish reading ACOs’ Medication Readiness Falling Short of Quality, Cost Goals

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Patient Portal Use Improved Medication Adherence, Health Outcomes

Diabetics who used an online patient portal to refill medications increased their medication adherence and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study in the journal Medical Care. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded researchers from Kaiser Permanente … finish reading Patient Portal Use Improved Medication Adherence, Health Outcomes

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Staying on Medication May Not Lower Hospital Readmissions

High-risk heart failure patients receiving nursing intervention were four times as likely to take their medication, but their hospital readmission rates were not impacted, according to a study at Duke Medicine. To find out why patients skip their medications, and … finish reading Staying on Medication May Not Lower Hospital Readmissions

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The Doctor Will Text You Now: Post-ER Follow-Up That Works

Diabetic patients treated in the emergency department who were enrolled in a program sending daily automatic text messages improved their level of control over their diabetes and their medication adherence, according to a study from the Keck School of Medicine … finish reading The Doctor Will Text You Now: Post-ER Follow-Up That Works

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